Talking about Environments – carbs are novel

This is what most of us – especially our Dr’s think is the ideal start to the day. A cup of oatmeal is 60 grams of carbs.

  • The National Academy of Sciences recommends no less than 120 grams of carbs per day
  • The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 300 grams of carbs per 2000 calories (about 60% of total calories)

But Grains and the kind of carbs associated with them are not part of our Normal Diet. Here is a very helpful chart that shows what happens as we scale our consumption.  At 300 grams a day – you have to get fat.

More here from the source of this chart – Mark’s Daily Apple – and more here on the Missing Human Manual. 

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2 Responses to Talking about Environments – carbs are novel

  1. James Wood says:


    I was surprised to find that you are a resident of PEI. I am also. I have been studying life extension for a while now and I think we are in the same age group (I am 61). I would like to meet you sometime for a tea or coffee. I live in Stratford and work in Charlottetown. I can also be reached at 628-5114 (cell) or 569-3075 (home).

    All the Best

    Jim Wood

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