A carnivore, omnivore or vegan diet is best…According to some of everyone. Except our body.
Every cell in your body is a Glucovore. That’s right.
Muscle cells use fatty acids, glucose, and amino acids as energy sources. Most cells use glucose for ATP synthesis, but there are other fuel molecules equally important for maintaining the body’s equilibrium or homeostasis.
Carbohydrates, such as sugar and starch, for example, are readily broken down into glucose, the body’s principal energy source. Glucose can be used immediately as fuel, or can be sent to the liver and muscles and stored as glycogen.
Choose whichever diet you like. Just know that regardless of what you put in your mouth be it the finest freshly slaughtered ribeye steak, hummus and flatbread or a leafy green salad, your body needs its nutrients ultimately in the form of glucose that can be delivered by the beating of your heart.
The question is, how much work do you want to put your body through to get those nutrients to the tips of your toes and the the fluids of your eyes?
It is not what what you put in your mouth that counts it is what you are able to use from what you ate.
I choose to reduce my body’s metabolic burden so that it can dedicate its energies to other more important things like healing and maintenance.
Further Reading: Dynamic Adaptation of Nutrient Utilization in Humans: Food in, energy out? It’s not as simple as that. How do cells meet our bodies’ ever changing energy needs?
Michael J. Loomis | Editor at Chew Digest | Scribe at Terrain Wiki