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High-carb formula

The current formula is rather low in carbs (only 37%) and high in fat and protein. Are there any plans for a high-carb macro version (60-80%)? I understand this might be very difficult/impossible given the balancing act of getting all the nutrients right according to DRI, but I’ve read too much protein can damage the kidneys, and carbs really aren’t as bad as people think. Oats are a very good source of whole grain carbs and it’ll give you much more energy throughout the day. We need fat and protein to survive of course but it’s much less than people realise.

Hi Sewil, I’m afraid we don’t have anything as such planned.

Could you maybe share some articles you’ve been reading about this? Perhaps other forum users will be interested in that, too :smiley:

There have been multiple publications about the benefits of high-carb and low fat/protein. One is from T. Colin Campbell’s book “Rethinking the Science of Nutrition” that goes through the ideal diet. A quote: https://books.google.se/books?id=S2cCyLkw2J0C&printsec=frontcover&hl=sv#v=onepage&q=“80%20percent%20of%20your%20calories%20from%20carbohydrates”&f=false “Aim to get 80 percent of your calories from carbohydrates, 10 percent from fat, and 10 percent from protein.”

Here is a publication about the role starch has played in human history and evolution and why it’s so important for us:
https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2009nl/feb/starch.htm

A study on low-carbohydrate diet and all-cause mortality: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20820038

Some videos on carbohydrates:



Cool, thanks for sharing those sources <3

You can easily add a scoop of instant oats / oat flour in your shaker
I do it everyday…

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Great suggestion, @vanquish