Brand new presentation from Dr Mercola to the “Longevity Now” conference explains why a vegetable based diet has even more than the obvious benefits.
Although vegetables have protein, they have much less protein than meat. And that’s a good thing.
Because we eat far too much meat and consume far too much protein to allow our bodies to burn fat for fuel instead of storing it-“just in case”
More than half of all Americans struggle with chronic illness, and 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. is obesity-related. This is a direct result of eating far too much sugar and grains, too much protein and far too little healthy fat
To optimize your mitochondrial function through diet, you need to eat so that your body is able to burn fat as its primary fuel rather than sugars.
Ketogenic diets are very effective for this, as is fasting (ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates, thus using up fats stored in your body “Just in Case” and as a result, creating natural weight loss)
When your body is able to burn fat for fuel, your liver creates ketones that burn more efficiently than carbs, thus creating far less reactive oxygen species and secondary free radicals that can damage your cellular
To watch the video of Dr Mercola’s presentation click the link below