We’ve heard lots of theories in the past, but right now, the researchers are able to demonstrate that we don’t get fat because of carbs or proteins. The whole study had mice as their subjects, and they fed them with various diets for three months. This means about nine years for humans. What they did, was to heap the pounds while they were fed with fatty diet – because fatty foods are known to stimulate the reward center of the brain.
The people from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and from the University of Aberdeen were the ones who made the biggest study on this matter.
We all know that food is made of proteins, carbs and fat, so it is a bit difficult to be sure which one of those three is making us gain weight.
We don’t need to remove carbs and proteins from our diets
The thing with the study is that it showed that the carbs and the proteins are not out enemy. However, on humans is even more difficult to find out for sure – that’s why they’re relying on studies on animals; they are similar and will give us a path to go for.
The research was published in the journal called Cell Metabolism and it shows thirty various diets that have different content of proteins, fat and carbs. The professor who led the study, John Speakman said that the outcome was unambiguous when it came to mice – the reason they gained weight was the fats from their food. Carbs that have up to 30% of calories from sugar had no impact whatsoever. If we are to combine sugar with fat, there’s no impact as the fat alone would have. Also, there’s no proof that the low proteins (up to 5%) might have stimulated a bigger consumption, meaning that there’s no protein target.