This weeks “Essential Berardi” indicated that JB wasn’t a big fan of Ketogenic diets for various reasons (decrease in insulin sensitivity, their overall catabolic nature, “rebound” effect, etc), and Chris Aceto tried to drive home the fact in one of the recent mags that we really need to start thinking of carbs as a truly anabolic foodstuff, and that if we’re not growing (and our protein intake is in order), it could be that we’re not ingesting enough carbs. Interesting stuff.
I know that I’ve often looked at carbs as “merely” an energy source and a source of certain micronutrients and vitamins. But not so much as being “anabolic” (mainly through the carbohydrate influence on insulin) like I did protein.
What do you guys think?