Nutritional debates will never end. Most debates have the starting point of ‘XYZ food item as being good or bad?’ This is why the debate will never be settled. People are trying to create a scientific argument within a moral framework. This is when nutrition turns into religion or dogma.

If you’re going to debate someone over nutrition, start off with a different premise of, ‘is XYZ essential?’ In light of that basic premise, I wanted to highlight the most controversial nutrient in nutritional science…the carbohydrate.

Without further ado…

The Comprehensive Guide to Essential Carbohydrates:



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    • You’re not missing anything. The point is that there are no essential carbohydrates. There are essential fats and essential amino acids but no such thing as essential carbs. The body can make what it needs in terms of carbs by having the true essentials.