It is widely believed that eating everything in moderation is a rational and balanced approach to nutrition. However, in this video, Dr. Dr. Eric Berg explains explains why this advice is often misguided and can be quite ill-advised. He asserts that to understand why, it is important to examine the definition of moderation and the average consumption of carbohydrates.
He explains that moderation is defined as avoiding extremes, and consuming a reasonable amount of something. When it comes to carbohydrates, the average person consumes at least 65 percent of their calories from carbs. In comparison, a keto diet is considered extreme because it limits carbohydrates to only five percent of ones daily caloric intake.
The doctor says when it comes to moderation, the amount of carbohydrates consumed is subjective. However, a good reference point for what is considered normal is blood sugar. Normal blood sugar is typically around 80 milligrams per deciliter, with a range of a little higher or lower. When broken down to grams per liter, this equates to only 0.4 grams per liter. This means that eating more than 0.4 grams of carbohydrates per liter is not necessarily a good idea.
Please watch the video for the details.