Outside the UK? Watch the BBC documentary The Truth About Carbs
We are already hearing great things about last night’s BBC documentary The Truth About Carbs. And if you live outside the UK and have been unable to watch it so far, there is good news! You can watch it below, via Daily Motion.
The Truth About Carbs features presenter Xand van Tulken, a medical doctor who, despite his love of carbs, says he is determined to find out whether they really do cause health problems.
The team looks at some of the health conditions that may be linked to carb consumption, as well as looking at the effect of different foods on blood sugar levels and examining some possible hacks to make carb-containing foods less damaging.
You will probably recognise a familiar face: Dr. David Unwin from our Low carb for doctors course teamed up with the programme to trial a healthy eating plan that teaches participants to be smart with their carbs.
The documentary is also available here via BBC online if you’re in the UK.
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I have also heard that whole grain bread is barely and better than white bread. So a person would really need to check their BS 45 to 60 min. after eating, to find out how different they are for their own bodies
This video contains content from LDS, who has blocked it on copyright grounds, both here and at the youtube location.
Read Fiber Menace.
There are no studies showing a decrease in all cause mortality from wating more fiber.
The dietdoctor team is just fantastic.
It is an absolutely interesting documentary as it deals with what is mostly important. Getting rid of the added sugar and limiting as much as possible of the starch in our diet.
We can't win every battle at the same time. Forget for now the fiber battle or the fat battle.
This documentary will give us a fair chance to win a major battle on sugar and starch. This would be quite an achievement...
The audience for documentary does not resemble the audience for this website.
The BBC is not a specialist science broadcaster, although it does have science programs. It has to entertain its viewers, especially at that time in the evening. And many of those viewers are not scientifically literate.
The program went far further than I would have expected. Criticisms of it by some dietitians suggest that it hit home!
Perhaps it should be thought of as moving the "Overton Window". Documentaries like this may help acclimatise the UK to feel comfortable with condemnations of "white carbs".
Did you obtain permission from the copyright owner before posting the video on daily motion? Or did you just steal it?
Gabor has a lot of very interesting things to talk about. I actually did get quite a lot of new information about processed food, fiber and added fats. Going to watch all the other vids too!
Actually using a lot of fat does help as long as your gallbladder is working ok!
The psychological exercise performance segment was interesting as we understand the benefits of carbohydrates in relation to exercise, and exercise/activity in relation to overall health. Treating a sports drink like toothpaste by spitting it out to get increased exercise benefit has some merit. It may facilitate electrolyte uptake through the oral mucous membranes, if the formulation is correct; salty as well as sweet. But the concern would be the insulin response in relation to the carbs in the mouth, and that switching off ketone production and fatty acid release for longer, sustained body fat reducing activity.
The host doctor trying to do an interview while stoned (on gas) while getting a colonoscopy done was hilarious, top notch, mass media documentary making. Brilliant stuff.
The 'take out', excuse the advertising parlance, messages are there to see and cherry pick. Being aware of personal nutrition is important to health. Making your own incremental health improvements as you learn will motivate longer term changes. Monitoring your own blood glucose response to a meal gives you important, personalised data. There is still malarky insidious in the stuff about resistant starch but in the context of a mass media fed audience, the message makers are well aware of the futility in commanding people to stop eating things they are addicted to. That doesn't work. The celeriac and cauliflower rice are the methadone transition program to the white stuff (bread, biscuits, rice, sugar, potato, pasta) addiction.
It has taken me some time to get my head around more, good fat. But since I've embraced it, I'm never hungry, my skin feels great, my hair feels great, arthritis?? what is that?
It is a huge part of this lifestyle change.
As far as I've seen, this is your typical 'want to jump on the bandwagon but still carrying the baggage of previous convictions' half-baked stuff.
But still, it's hopeful that apparantly auntie Beeb has noticed a bandwagon to jump on.