HOT BLAST: Put the bagel down! Details on the anti-grain movement
Dec 30, 2013 | 1294 views |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A new year typically stirs many people to consider lifestyle changes, particularly when it comes to one's diet.

David Perlmutter, a Naples, Fla., neurologist, has some very simple advice: Stay away from carbs. As Forbes reports, the doctor and author of a new book, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers:

believes all carbs, including highly touted whole grains, are devastating to our brains. He claims we must make major changes in our eating habits as a society to ward off terrifying increases in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia rates.


He offers an alternative to a traditional breakfast.

“We like to think a whole-grain bagel and orange juice makes for the perfect breakfast,” Perlmutter continues. “But that bagel has 400 calories, almost completely carbohydrates with gluten. And the hidden source of carbs in this picture is that 12-ounce glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. It has nine full teaspoons of pure sugar, the same as a can of Coke. It’s doing a service with Vitamin C, but you’ve already gotten 72 grams of carbs.

“It’s time to relearn,” he says. “You can have vegetables at breakfast – the world won’t come to an end. You can have smoked salmon, free-range eggs with olive oil and organic goat cheese and you’re ready for the day. And you’re not having a high-carb breakfast that can cause you to bang on a vending machine at 10 a.m. because your blood sugar is plummeting and your brain isn’t working.”

 (Hat tip: The Dish)

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