HOUSTON, TX – Cut carbs. Eat carbs. Diary is good. Diary is bad. No fat, more fat.
The conflicting information-overload on what we should and shouldn’t eat is enough to make you lose your mind. The latest hot topic on the foodie front has to do with grains. In short: don’t eat ’em!
Dr. David Perlmutter’s new book “Grain Brain” says carbs should definitely be cut, but fat is fine.
“With the understanding that we’re not talking about hydrogenated trans-fats, but foods like extra virgin olive oil, avocado, grass fed meat and wild fish,” he says.
In other words, chill out on the processed stuff, and opt for all-natural options (mostly veggies), skipping out on stuff like sugar, bread and any grains that have got gluten.
“Basically this is a diet that really focuses on eating a lot of above ground vegetables, kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and relegates the meat to being the side dish,” says Dr. Perlmutter.
Dr. Perlmutter says this way of eating is better for your brain.
“People are really worried about brain issues. They’re worried about things like Alzheimer’s, depression, ADHD, etc., and the message of the book is that these issues are preventable.”