“high-starch diets lead to insulin resistance.
I believe this is incorrect, as most of the world’s population would suffer if this were correct. Historically and today in third world countries, most people subsist pretty exclusively on grain (rice, wheat, corn) and legumes.
I believe insulin resistance is more likely to be caused by high consumption of processed carbohydrates or sugars, not by grains and beans. Until quite recently in human history sugar and other processed carbohydrates, notably corn syrup, were not available, certainly not in sufficient quantity to pose a health problem. In addition, they were expensive and thus unavailable to the poor.”
Ding ding, we have a winner.
Fructose, which is in EVERYTHING, sugar, which is more rare now, and refined white flour (removes all the good stuff) is the culprit.
Remove fructose from the diet, and it’s amazing what illnesses just go away.
Go look at one of the prepared lunches, Snackables, or whatever they are called, and look at the amounts of sugars, fructose syrup, and other crap is in them.
Thats why those two kids look the way they do - i remember the show they were on, and they ate primarily a diet of prepared foods and fast food.
The food industry knows what sells, and it’s sweet. Make something sweet, people will buy more. They are fully aware of what they are doing. They only move when forced, like with trans-fats, which they shoved down our throats, literally, for decades, because it was cheaper. Same for fructose.
Transfats were also pushed, in the beginning, because they were an alternative to the evil saturated fats that were at the time thought to cause essentially all health problems. They were originally viewed as part of the solution, not as a new problem.
Unintended consequences and all that.