High-carb diet = longer life? 🤨

I just came across this article:

What do you think of this?

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Diet is only one factor. Genetics, activity, stress, smoking, disease, so many other things to consider.

But I have thought for a long time that the low-carb/high-fat idea is not very good.


I think that there are pockets of people around the world with different diets that have a lot of long lived people. Seeing someone create a click-bait title like that when they admit in the article it is probably genes + low calorie diet + lots of vegetables + exercise + strong community is kind of a crappy title.

A far more interesting article would be to compare the pockets of people around the world that live so long and see what the common things are, and I guarantee it won’t be 10:1 carbs to protein.


I think one of the things that’s left out of the click-bait title is the type of carbohydrates they’re eating. Generally unrefined rice and sweet potatoes, a lot of high fiber vegetables and such. They’re not eating a 10:1 ratio with a bunch of high fructose corn syrup and dairy based carbs.

Both of which are pretty much a staple of my diet… :slight_smile: