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Old 01-25-2019, 16:13   #1
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Has anyone noticed the increase of pro carb food promotions in both the news and social media? It almost feels like a food lobby group trying to re-define the value of Carbs at a time where excess carbs are being equated to obesity and poor health.

I find this very interesting as most of the social media carb promos seem to be trying to offset the negatives of having a rich carb diet.

Now having said this perhaps it's just happening in Canada as that country recently released their new food guide that seemed to emphasize less meat and more carbs.

I find it quite fascinating and have my own long term BG data that tells me high carbs does not lead to healthy living or good BG levels. This is why I think their is a lobby group at work with this new carb campaign.

That's my question followed by a rant - I feel much better now Lol ....

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That's not happening in the US. Everything seems to be geared to low carbs.

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That's not happening in the US. Everything seems to be geared to low carbs.
This just started about 2 weeks ago - otherwise it was no different than the US.

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It's been longer than the last two weeks, but the big thing I've seen on TV are all the Type 2 diabetes drug ads ramping up, emphasizing cardio benefits. But it wouldn't surprise me to start seeing "Good Carb" promotions start rolling out.

Yes I believe in the conspiracy theory.

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It's been longer than the last two weeks, but the big thing I've seen on TV are all the Type 2 diabetes drug ads ramping up, emphasizing cardio benefits. But it wouldn't surprise me to start seeing "Good Carb" promotions start rolling out.
Yes I believe in the conspiracy theory.
And the list of side effects takes up half the ad! Lots of drug ads caution "may cause diarrhea, constipation, rare fatal brain issues, suicidal tendencies." Depending on what the drug treats, some of the side effects are scarier than the disease!
I'm a conspiracy theorist also

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It's been longer than the last two weeks, but the big thing I've seen on TV are all the Type 2 diabetes drug ads ramping up, emphasizing cardio benefits. But it wouldn't surprise me to start seeing "Good Carb" promotions start rolling out.

Yes I believe in the conspiracy theory.
It's pretty self-evident. There is HUGE money involved. If too many people start reducing carbs a MASSIVE changes in land use and allocation will be required. We already produce WAY more grains than we consume and use it for leverage with other countries. There's a lot invested in this.

The grain lobby has always beat the tar our of the meat and dairy lobbies, who have NEVER won. Review the whole Oprah assault on meat producers. The grain lobby is far larger and more powerful. I can't imagine that they would allow that to flip without a major fight.

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smorgan, I agree with you! For as long as I can remember the Wheat/Rice/Corn foods consistently advertise about the health they provide, even when there food is not only grain, but it is coated in sugars (Kids cereal is still the worst)!

The money behind the 'Grain Lobby' is one of the worst and longest term! Heck I am 68 and I recall the sugar filled breakfast cereal adds on TV targeting us as kids...and yep I ate it every morning!

The only one's that are worse have been the Tabaco Lobby, that still targets kids and young adults...everyone in my family died from smoking related disease....I did not smoke and I am still kicking! They still pay big money to Hollywood and other film productions to see that their 'product' are seen in movies and TV shows. Have anyone else noticed Hollywood actors smoking on a show and not really inhaling the cigarettes? They have a way of making it look like they are inhaling, while not really doing it on screen. They know it is addictive and harmful if they do! But they don't care how many kids they influence to start this killing habit! If you don't smoke, don't start! If you do smoke, quit it is killing you, slowly but surely...

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I am 68 and I recall the sugar filled breakfast cereal adds on TV targeting us as kids...and yep I ate it every morning!
My cereal of choice (1970) and I was already a Type 1 - was Cocoa Puffs. I loved it - but of course I did - it probably had the same nutritional value as Candy Floss Lol ....

I don't eat cereal any more - last time was maybe 10 years ago and it totally had a negative affect on my BGs - I went from 78 - 432 in less than an hour - for a non diabetic I suspect every time you have a bowl of cereal your pancreas is working over time ...

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I like to watch Dr. Oz, and his show seems to be a big proponent of KETO and low carb eating.

They even did a segment of "dirty" KETO and clean KETO. An example of "dirty" KETO would be pork rinds because they are deep fried and have unhealthy saturated fats and cholesterol. I guess if you're on meds for cholesterol (me), this would be an unhealthy choice of a snack. They did say that you get results either way.

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I can still remember the taste of Sugar Pops. Hard to believe our parents let us eat that crap. LOL

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