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Nutritional Scientist Says “Inferior Carbs,” Not Fats, Are The Root Cause Of Dietary Problems

December 22, 2010: 03:34 PM EST

Echoing the message of low-carb diet programs like Atkins, a U.S. nutrition expert urges elimination or severe restriction of foods containing refined or “complex” carbohydrates, the inferior carbs that are really at the root of America’s obesity problems. That doesn’t include fruits and vegetables, Tom Griesel says, “because they are truly unrefined and contain fiber … and many readily available and usable nutrients.” The inferior carbs are found instead in all sugar, particularly high fructose corn syrup, refined foods and drinks (i.e., “anything packaged), and all grain products, refined or unrefined. Consuming even small quantities of these kinds of foods cause spikes in blood sugar levels that are a real problem because they spur unhealthy insulin surges. Griesel is the co-author of the forthcoming book “TurboCharged.”

Tom Griesel, "Fats vs Carbs Debate Continues on the Sources of Americas Dietary Ills", News release, Business School of Happiness, December 22, 2010, via Newswise, © Business School of Happiness
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