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Pasta, Not Bacon, Makes You Fat. But How?

Pasta, Not Bacon, Makes You Fat. But How?

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  • A wonderful infographic based on Why We Get Fat by science writer Gary Taubes, explains exactly why eating fat doesn’t make you fat -- but eating carbs can kill you
  • Overeating carbohydrate-rich foods can prevent a higher percentage of fats from being used for energy, and lead to an increase in fat storage. It also raises your insulin levels, which in short order can cause insulin resistance, followed by diabetes and other chronic diseases.
  • According to experts, carbs should make up only 20 percent of your diet, while 50-70 percent of your diet should be healthy fats.
  • Fat is far more satiating than carbs, so if you have cut down on carbs and feel ravenous, this is a sign that you haven't replaced them with sufficient amounts of healthy fat.

By Dr. Mercola

Even though the low-fat craze has ended and more people are embracing healthy fats in their diet, there's still a sizable group that has not heard the news yet …


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