Amanda Burton - Yet another dietitian promoting a high carb diet for diabetics

Myth: Low carbohydrate diets are good for those with diabetes as they need to avoid carbs.
Fact: Carbohydrates (carbs) are the body’s preferred source of energy, and everyone needs a specific amount each day to help the mind, muscles and rest of body properly function. Carb-containing foods ideally should comprise about 50 to 60 per cent of your total calories each day. That’s for people with or without diabetes. Low carb diets can often overloaded with protein and fat, as aside from carbs, these are the only other two nutrients we can get energy from (alcohol aside). Following a high fat, high protein diet over the long term has been shown to increase risks of heart or kidney disease in adulthood (people with diabetes are already at increased risk for this), another reason why it is ideal for half the body’s calories to come from foods like fruits and veggies, low fat dairy, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
How big pharma must love these dietitians that make claims that 50 to 60% carbs is the ideal target for Type 2 diabetics.
Wonder just where she gets the long term studies to back the claims she makes about the increase in heart and kidney disease?

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