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When you put fat and carbohydrate together, they don’t work notes Robert Lustig, MD
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"When we started putting fat and carbohydrate on the same plate in the 1700's, we became gourmets," notes Robert Lustig, MD, pediatric endocrinoligist from the University of California, San Francisco in a 7-part video series called "The Skinny on Obesity" (Episode 2).
"In the 20th century, when we started putting fat and carbohydrate in the same food, we became 'gourmands'."
"It's when you put fat and carbohydrate together, but they don't work."
Sugar is unique
Sugar is both fat and carbohydrate at the same time
“Sugar, because of its unique combination, is the only food on the planet that is both fat and carbohydrate at the same time,” Lustig notes.
“Even fatty fruits -– coconut, olive, avocado -– have no carbohydrate.
“There is no foodstuff on the planet that has both fat and carbohydrate at the same time. It’s one or the other.
“That’s evolution. That’s nature. Except for sugar.”
Robert Lustig, MD. The The Skinny on Obesity, Episode 2.
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