Wednesday 29 January 2014

Against the grain

A few runners have mentioned Tim Noakes' anti-carbohydrate stance to me over recent weeks. The issue had largely passed me by until a recent hospital review mentioned that due to previous illness I have a slightly increased risk of metabolic syndrome. Two events didn't feel like a coincidence.

According to conventional wisdom my current diet and lifestyle mitigate this substantially but what if a contemporary 'sensible diet' is not as healthy as it's made out. This is where Tim Noakes comes in:

Perhaps my dyspepsia is carbohydrate-induced and could I recover faster on a fattier diet?! This is controversial stuff and goes against my diet for the last 25 years.

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