The highly-active Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition (CCTN) is at it again.
Doctors from CCTN, which represents more than 4,500 physicians and other health providers across Canada who use a low-carb or ketogenic approach to help improve patient health, have penned a reasoned commentary for a major Canadian paper about their concerns over the “one best diet” promoted in the new Canadian food guide.
While applauding the many improvements in the guide — such as a focus on healthy eating behaviors and the reduction in sugars and processed foods — they are concerned about the government promoting a plant-based diet as “the best” for all Canadians. This lower-fat, higher-carb dietary pattern, they say, is not ideal “for the estimated 88 percent of us who are already metabolically unhealthy.”
Instead, they recommend a more flexible approach:
A valid nutritional option for all Canadians would be to eat a whole food diet with minimal sugar and refined foods, and to eat whole food sources of carbohydrate in accordance with one’s individual carbohydrate tolerance.