An early keto advocate says the diet has gone ‘too far’ and we need to stop demonizing carbs

An early keto advocate says the diet has gone 'too far' and we need to stop demonizing carbs

Credit: Original article published on Insider

The high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet has skyrocketed in popularity in the past several years, with advocates claiming it can boost weight loss, energy, and overall health. 

But the keto trend has gone too far, according to Dave Asprey, CEO of the health and performance company Bulletproof.  

An early advocate of the keto diet, Asprey popularized what he calls Bulletproof Coffee, a blend of coffee, butter, and MCT oil that can help people on a low-carb diet stay energized and avoid cravings. 

Now he says keto proponents over-emphasize cutting carbs, at the expense of other important factors in dietary health, such as food quality, eating patterns, and moderation. 

“Carbs matter,” he told Insider. “People like to simplify — now we have the keto trap.” 

While keto can be a useful tool, Asprey said it’s best to still include some carbs in your diet, focus on eating high-quality, nutrient-dense foods. He also makes a case that other diets offer …

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