Originally Posted by Paleobird
While Peat makes a lot of good points and is extremely interesting to me, the data I've seen suggests that fat is far less stressful to metabolize than sugar. That's not to say burning glycogen is toxic (as some people make it out to be to support some agenda), but fat clearly is the less stressful fuel. That's why we burn it at rest when our body is relaxing. There's just no way on a cellular level that we are more stressed while resting than while at full sprint or deadlifting 300 pounds. That is not a logical assessment.
I also can't see how eating fish is unhealthy and stressful, either. Coastal areas with high fish consumption are some of the healthiest cultures on the planet. Look no further than the Japanese or the Samoans. PUFA from fish and nuts =/= PUFA from refined vegetable oils and grains.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 07-12-2012 at 05:55 PM.
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