December 14, 2019
Asians Were Skinny On Rice For 1000s Of Years – Then Things Went Terribly Wrong – Doctor Explains

Asians Were Skinny On Rice For 1000s Of Years – Then Things Went Terribly Wrong – Doctor Explains


Is rice bad for you? Rice has been a
staple for billions of people for a very long time
Asians have stayed skinny eating rice for thousands of years, but then
something went wrong. In this video you’re going to learn about the Asian
paradox and you’ll understand what really happened coming right up hey I’m dr. Ekberg I’m a holistic doctor
and a former Olympic decathlete and if you want to truly master health by
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weight gain obesity insulin resistance and diabetes have become a worldwide
problem especially in the last 3040 years it started in the Western world
but now it’s becoming a worldwide problem and since it’s well known today
that carbohydrates is the strongest trigger of insulin which drives insulin
resistance and diabetes the most successful diets have been low carb so
keto is the furthest version it’s the strictest version of low carb along with
intermittent fasting and that’s where they get the best results but then there
is this counter-argument that in the midst of that it seems like the Asians
are still really skinny and this is called the Asian paradox and it says if
carbs are so bad then how come the Asians can eat all that rice and don’t
have any of those problems ok that’s that’s the basis of the Asian paradox so
the first thing we need to understand the first thing we need to examine is if
it’s valid so let’s do a little bit of a reality check and let’s look at obesity
and diabetes in the two largest countries in Asia India and China they
have over a billion people each so in 1975 India had 1.5 percent obesity and
in 2014 less than 40 years later about two generations they had 8% more than a
500% increase in two generations in China
I went from 3.5% to 18% again over a five fold increase and if we look at the
rural boys in China then in less than 30 years it’s gone from 0.3% to 17.2%
that’s not a five hundred percent that’s a five hundred fold increase so
something that was no existent now is almost one in five so
something has changed and the main thing to understand is that there is no Asian
paradox they are in the middle of this just like the rest of the world and when
we look at diabetes since 1980 to 2014 India has gone from 12 million cases to
64 million cases and China has gone from 20 million to 103 million these two
countries have the highest prevalence of diabetes in the world today there don’t
have as high a percentage as the US but they have more people so there’s
more diabetics in those countries and there unfortunately only lagging a few
years or a couple of decades behind because they’re following the same
social and and dietary trends for thousands of years rice was a staple and
people were doing extremely well on it then a few hundred years ago 16 – 1700s
somewhere they learned to polish the rice they refined it they turned brown
rice into white rice but it was only the rich that could afford it and the rich
probably ate some other things too so it wasn’t that big a deal but then in 1850
in the second half of the 19th century they learned to polish it very
inexpensively and what promoted this trend was trade that when they traded
the rice they had to transport it on ships and if the rice had a bunch of
nutrients then it would spoil so when you polish the rice you remove the
nutrients when you take brown rice and turn it into white you take away most of
the nutrients so there’s less stuff that can spoil that can interact with the
oxygen but then you’re also taking away the stuff that your body really wants
let’s look at the difference here between brown rice and white rice
because rice is often promoted as a complex carb they say that Oh sugar is
bad but rice is good because it’s a complex carb well when we look at the
glycemic index quickly it affects blood sugar then rice
is in the 60s somewhere depending on which study you look at brown is a few
points better than than white but they’re both very high glycemic index
they’re still mostly starch so yes you’re much better off eating brown than
white but they’re still gonna trigger a tremendous amount of blood sugar brown
rice has starch protein fiber vitamins and minerals it’s the complete package
the way it grew in nature but when we turn it into white rice we keep all the
starch that’s basically the starchy portion of the brown rice but we polish
away about half or so of the protein and we polish way virtually all the fiber
all the vitamins and all the minerals so now it is arguably about the same as
white sugar it is basically an empty calorie and what happened in Asia at the
time because this was the main staple is that people started developing something
called beriberi and we don’t have the exact numbers because they didn’t keep
statistics back then but there were probably tens of millions maybe hundreds
of millions that had varying degrees of beriberi and beriberi is a is a
deficiency of thiamine or vitamin b1 and this is a necessary vitamin for energy
production and for nerve function and so forth so these people developed weakness
extreme weakness to the point of paraplegia where some of them couldn’t
even move or walk and in some cases it led to death it also led to swelling
especially in the lower extremities it led to pain loss of appetite and even
more severe neurological syndromes and beriberi is the root of the word is
weak weak or I can’t I can’t so that just gets back into the weakness
and the the paraplegia that that results but eventually they figured out what
caused the problem and the late 1800s they started identifying
vitamins and eventually someone also got a Nobel price for this in the early
1900s so the solution was to enrich the white rice so here’s what enrichment is
and one of my teachers dr. Goldberg explained this the best and it stuck
with me that enrichment if I want to enrich you then I take a dollar from you
and I give you back a penny and now I have enriched you because what they take
away is the fiber and the vitamins and the minerals and they don’t just take
away the thiamine they take away B one two three four five six seven eight nine
ten eleven twelve and they put back one so like they take a dollar they put back
a penny so it’s enough to not get beriberi but you’re still eating a
depleted food you’re still eating empty calories it’s still roughly the same as
sugar in terms of nutrition and if you look up beriberi today it’ll say that
it’s a very rare disease so I thought oh well a case here and there well it
turned out rare means less than 200,000 cases in the United States alone so it’s
still a huge deal and I think that’s very sad because the solution to beriberi is whole food it is virtually impossible to get it if you actually eat
food the other group that gets it a lot other than people eating junk food are
alcoholics because they hardly eat any food at all they get the only thing they
care about is the alcohol but it goes back to the same thing if you just eat
food you’re not going to get it so let’s look at a few other factors
about what has been going on because Asians have been eating rice for
thousands of years and they were doing relatively well and then in the last
hundred and fifty to two hundred years they ate more of the refined rice but
that still leaves us a gap because it’s only in the last few decades that
we’ve seen this explosion of obesity and diabetes so what else has changed well
200 years ago 85% of the world lived in extreme poverty and today that number is
less than 9% so the majority of the world’s population has moved from
extreme poverty to middle class and a lot of these numbers and a lot of these
concepts we have huge misconceptions about so I would recommend that you go
and read the book called factfullness by the Swedish statistician and
researcher Hans Rosling Hans Rosling in English he explains a lot of the things
that are actually happening in the world as opposed to the way we think they’re
happening in the world another interesting fact from fact
fullness is that in the last 20 years alone poverty has declined by almost 50%
so we have less than half the poverty in the world today than we did just 20
years ago and with that poverty means that people don’t have enough to eat
when they move out of poverty that means they have enough to eat
food goes from being a scarcity to something that is adequate or plenty
what else has happened in the last 50 years it’s not just rice but we’ve had
more and more and more processed foods and these processed foods started in the
United States and in the Western world but now they’re spreading across the
globe so we have more packaged food we have more white bread we have more white
rice we have more fast-food restaurants we have more sugar more high fructose
corn syrup more chemicals so all of these things matter so if we try to put
this together a little bit then number eight here they the reason they could
eat the rice for as long as they did without developing problem was that for
most of that time they were under a calorie restriction calories were scarce
food was a scarcity and also they were working hard
they were out in the fields they were working they didn’t have time for snacks
they probably ate once or twice a day for the most part okay so that’s what we
talked about today is intermittent fasting eating fewer meals so that you
eat something with carbohydrate like rice and then you trigger insulin
and the insulin stores the excess glucose but if you don’t eat again for
several hours if you only eat a couple times a day and you’re working in the
field now you’re going to use up those stored calories you’re going to whatever
has been converted to fat or glycogen you’re gonna use it up before you eat
again and you never have a chance to develop insulin resistance and you can’t
develop insulin resistance if calories if food is scarce now on the
other hand in the last 40 years and escalating is we have had more food
there’s fewer poor people calories are not scarce anymore we are more sedentary
we work more office jobs so we have time and opportunity to eat more frequent
meal we have the means we have the prosperity and the meet the opportunity
to eat more frequent meals and now we start developing insulin resistance so
it’s not as simple a question as is rice good or bad for you white rice is gonna
be bad in the long run because it is refined it’s not a complete food brown
rice could potentially be an okay food so here’s what we need to look at to
determine if you would be okay to maybe have some brown rice so under the yes
column we have if your insulin sensitive so if you’ve had some tests if you’re
lean if you’re active then it should be alright if food is still scarce then
rice is not a problem because rice it raises blood sugar you store away the
excess and you retrieve the excess there will never be a buildup there will never
be insulin resistance food is scarce and that’s again has been
the case for most of the thousands of years that Asians have been eating rice
but it is no longer the case if you have an active lifestyle if you are young and
or if you do intermittent fasting then rice is probably okay it may not be
optimal it may not be the absolute best thing but so it’s an effective efficient
way to feed the world if food is scarce so when is it not okay to eat rice well
if your insulin resistant if you’ve already developed insulin resistance now
your body is resisting burning that fat and every time you eat some rice and you
trigger more insulin you’ll increase the tendency to store more you will promote
insulin resistance and we virtually impossible to reverse to reduce insulin
resistance if you keep putting in the carbs so the rules have changed when you
became insulin resistance you can’t look at a skinny person and say oh this
person is doing this and it works for them you need to do that and just work
out more it doesn’t work like that if there is plenty of food if there is
frequent meals and always a little excess now rice is not a good idea
because it’s going to trigger insulin and insulin is going to make you more
hungry if food is plenty you’re going to eat more if food is scarce not a problem
if you have a sedentary lifestyle if you are older or if you eat three or more
meals a day then rice would not be a good idea and I saw some videos of
some young people some attractive teenage 20 year old people who said that
oh well I eat rice and it’s the natural thing for Asian and it’s good for me
well that person hasn’t gotten into this category yet so sure if your insulin
sensitive and active and young and so forth then it’ll take 10, 15, 20 years for you to develop that problem and that is why we see these tremendous
shifts in diabetes and obesity because it takes a while to to develop that
problem for it to manifest so if we look at this problem on a more global scale
where are we heading well diabetes type 2 which was basically unknown 200 years
ago now has 425 million people in the world have type 2 diabetes and they are
projecting that in 2045 that will be 629 million and they think that the most of
that increase is going to happen in Southeast Asia because that’s where the
largest number of people are and they have just started this ballooning trend
now I hate to say this because I’d like to have a positive outlook on things but
I think that 629 million is a gross understatement because we are just
seeing the beginning of this trend we are seeing more prosperity in the world
we are getting the entire world into the middle class and moving up toward better
and better prosperity we are seeing more and more processed foods and we have
more and more of these people who are already insulin resistant so the way
insulin resistance works again I’ve talked about this in some previous
videos that early on you are insulin sensitive there’s a balance between
glucose and insulin so glucose would be the blue one and insulin would be the
red one but glucose is a controlled variable so 5 or 10 years later the
glucose is still the same because the body is working really hard at keeping
it where it is but insulin has gone up because of all these factors insulin
resistance multiple meals processed foods so it takes more work to keep the
blood sugar down but if we only measure blood sugar we’re not going to see this
and then 15 20 years later blood-glucose is
still okay but it takes three four five times more insulin to keep it down and
then in the end 15 20 25 years into the process now we have type-2 diabetes so
when they talk about these numbers the four hundred and twenty five million
diabetics I think we have three billion people at least who are somewhere in the
process here so again I hate to be negative in that sense but let’s look at
it positively if we understand this if we start understanding insulin
resistance instead of just obesity or blood sugar then we can start doing
something about it and this number doesn’t have to get into the billions
but we have to change something so rice has been a good staple and it still
works if you eat the whole brown rice and your insulin sensitive you’re young
you’re active etc but for most of the world’s population it is not a good idea
anymore because in the US for example eighty seven percent of people are
officially overweight that means eighty seven percent of people are
insulin resistant there is probably less than ten percent over in this group who
are perfectly balanced who have insulin sensitivity the rest of the population
are moving in the wrong direction so is rice good or bad for you well brown rice
can be alright under certain circumstances depending on you white
rice is barely better than white sugar so you want to avoid it except maybe a
few times a year when you have a really good sushi if you enjoyed this video
then I’m sure you’re gonna love that one thank you so much for watching I’ll see
you in the next video

100 thoughts on “Asians Were Skinny On Rice For 1000s Of Years – Then Things Went Terribly Wrong – Doctor Explains

  1. Learn more about how to reverse insulin resistance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcQUghF2SKY&list=PLpTTF6wMDLR6yH6LNwrexQT6nssWxj7_Q
    9:50 the book mention can be found on Amazon https://amzn.to/32nfC50
    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Ola Rosling

  2. Great video. I allow myself a half serving of starchy foods once a day. No sugar, white rice, white potatoes or white bread. Gone from 205 to 150 lbs since January. That and exercise.

  3. "Wholistic" as in "WHOL(E)istic" – the science of dealing with the Whole body as opposed to the medical "Treatment" System of today.

  4. The most informative video I have ever watched on insulin resistance, a tie with Dr. Jason Fung, both are excellent. Most helpful, thank you.

  5. That estimation on type 2 diabetes will be in the billions well before 2045. Just here in the USA the stated number and the actual number of diabetics aren't even close. Like the Dr. said it takes 15-25 years to get that diagnosis of diabetes. The symptoms are thyroid, gallbladder, liver, and heart problems among others.

  6. Introducing MSG and western foods to our diet. Asians naturally eat rice, vegetables and high fat. Than the westerners told us to cut out the fat. We naturally cooked with fat, than we were told to use vegetable oil instead. The west has change things.

  7. Can you Please do another video on the European potato eaters? Potatoes were not wrong until recently

  8. You always make useful videos. I am a white rice eater. I am a T2D patient. I am looking for ways to avoid rice after watching your videos.

  9. Sushi? Raw fish and stuff? Nope. If you eat seafood, you're eating plastic. They used to believe taking out the guts of the fish would prevent you from eating plastic, but, NOPE. Not to mention sushi fish, like tune, are the highest in mercury content. I'll treat myself once in a while by making kimchi fried (white) rice, thank you. Also, plastic is in Los Angeles tap water. Goodness, how we've trashed out beautiful planet!

  10. Could have also mentioned that technically carnivore diet is the strictest form of low carb as it completely cuts carbs out.

  11. U forgot to mention how much more meat they eat now intracellular lipids block sugar entering the cells raise blood sugar causing damage we are designed today whole food carbs even are saliva has carb Digesting enzymes, oil and animal product are the problem

  12. I'm Asian and eat rice twice a day and I'm not obese. Have never been obese. None of my family members are obese and they all eat rice daily. All of them are skinny.

    I'm 40 years old but look young for my age. No surgery whatsoever, i would never risk my health for needless surgery (health is wealth), and I also live in America.
    But then again, I don't gorged myself with fast foods, either. Eating rice has never affected my weigh. Probably have something to do with my gene. That's just my speculation.
    But I understand everyone is different, with different health backgrounds, so rice may not affect me nor my family, but it doesn't mean it won't affect other people.

  13. i am not young nor attractive and rice helps me manage my weight. the western diet is the problem. people take a perfectly great food like rice or potatoes, and instead of eating it with delicious vegetables, they slather it in butter, or bacon, and then wonder why they're fat.

  14. I wondered how healthy rice was when we were travelling around Asia. We ate a lot of rice–twice a day a lot of the time!

  15. You missed two factors that allow rice consumption : Rice is okay: Insulin sensitive, active, young, food scarce (calorie restrict), intermittently fast with two or fewer meals per day. As much fiber as possible to slow body's use of the sugars and avoid blood sugar spikes. Stay away from fats (insulin spike from carbs will allow fat storage, and weight gain is linked to insulin insensitivity)….yes, the fiber in the rice is not enough to curb sugar spikes, according to borderline type 2 diabetic testing. But maybe when you combine it with another fiber food. I doubt, but is useful to point out to people taught that fruit juice and smoothies are healthy.

  16. We are not going to correct the T2 diabetes unless we identify the correct cause. From all I have read insulin resistance is caused by intracellular lipid blocking the action of insulin, caused by dietary fat, oil and processed food consumption and not excess carbs or sugars. Of course if you already have a degree of insulin resistance (most of the western world) then carbs on top of that is not going to be detrimental. But let’s re-identify the actual cause (I think this was first done in the 1920’s if not before)

  17. Weight Watcher's new purple plan makes brown rice and whole wheat pasta a free or "zero point" food. The company finds the science supports that the plan still leads to weight loss. It'll be interesting to see if ppl lose weight on it.

  18. When I’m away on a job I don’t eat too much at restaurants, I’ll have mostly salads so I’ll take brown rice as a primary calorie source.

  19. Skinny doesn't always mean healthy. They are also short and weak as a nation compared to healthy meat-eaters of the western lifestyle. Vegans are skinny too because they are starving from malnutrition. Meat is food and healthy, you can live without carbs.

  20. I live in the Philippines. DOH here estimate 30% is overweight.

    In some restaurants (fast food) they have unli rice. (Unli = unlimited). They go around loading up rice at people's plates.

    On top of that there are small fast food boots EVERYWHERE. Some places 20 or so in a long row. Food courts in malls are huge.

    I would say on the average people look overweight and under exercised. They also idolize kids on TV that are overweight/obese as being cute.

    A bit overweight also seems to be seen as status. Only a couple of generation people were poor as skinny. If you then were a bit chubby it also was a sign of you had some wealth. Wealth also meat higher status and power. Even you in realty had none other than the weight. So to some part it's not only bad food, but also a positive social attitude on overweight.

  21. I appreciate your work here, and thank you. However, I think it is a bit misleading to use a picture of a black woman at the end to illustrate the diabetes epidemic in the US. The discussion was about diabetes in Asia and globally. You need not use a black Woman’s image to articulate that point. It is rather offensive, especially since the discussion was not about diabetes in black America. Furthermore, the image was just unnecessary, which it makes it even more offensive. It’s decorative and also misleading and exploitative to black women, whose health, btw, is not even discussed in this video.

  22. 12:00 i dont understand. So what you are saying is that if you eat carbs twice a day while working you cant develop insulin resistance? I thought its always triggered when eating carbs at it raises blood sugar?

  23. Stop the whole grain paradox you bump! If white rice is bad, brown rice is worse!!
    Every Asian chooses white rice over brown if they have that option. Due to all those fibers and anti-nutrients in the hull. You can’t absorb any of the nutrients and vitamins in brown rice, additionally, they wreck your gut! Many people gets bloated consuming whole grains.
    The real problem is sugar, especially fructose, including overconsumption of fruit and industrial vegetable oils!!! Those causes insulin resistance

  24. I applaud that you mention the late Swedish physician and statistician Hans Rosling and his book "Factfulness". Rosling's TED talk (available here on YouTube) is insightful and entertaining too!
    – And while on that topic, when are you up for a TED talk yourself, Dr Ekberg? Your YouTube lectures are great, pedagogical, and they make a difference! Thank you!

  25. I believe what exacerbates the problem is parents not having a perspective of food making or preparing . parents carry over their bad eating habits to next generation and kids are exposed to junk food in infancy. the ever growing younger generation does not even have the choice to eat healthy and proper. i see more and more kids even babies on fast food restaurants being infected with processed food. someday society will see this as it is and call it child abuse.

  26. Whole Food Plant Based Diet, There… the only diet shown to reverse heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Blood sugar is triggered because of the ammount of fat plaques in your veins, whitch is caused by consuming saturated fat (animal foods), then when the sugar enters your blood it can not be absorbed by the body because of the plaques, and stays swiming in your blood, thats why you end up with high blood sugar, if you eliminate the animal foods and go WHOLE FOOD plant based, no problem, eat all the WHOOOOLE carbs you want. Cheers.

  27. Thank You Dr Ekberg for such an enlightening video. Your analysis nailed it. I quite agree. knowing this, hopefully, the world's food manufacturers will shift their goals to helping mankind rather than in pursuit of money at the expense of people's health. They should produce health-promoting food rather than junk food, fake food, etc.. How do we convince them?

  28. There tiny bone my thai wife eats like a horse but s is skinny as a rake they only eat a small amount of rice they eat mostly fish loads of vegatables etc

  29. It isn't where you live, it is what you eat. Brown rice has FIBER!!!! Fiber naturally slows down the uptake of sugar into the bloodstream. What this means is that blood sugar does rise after a meal, but it rises slower. This does not then trigger the high sugar and then a super jolt of insulin as the body wants to take that high sugar down leading to hypoglycemia.

    The extra whammy that makes our problem so bad with diabetes, is we are eating a high-fat and high protein diet. If you eat too much protein, it turns into carbohydrate. So to eat all the meat people want, people go Keto. But our bodies do well without all that meat. The other thing Asians have done is to eat far less meat and therefore fats. They are eating lots of vegetables giving them also fiber.

    In Asia now, they are eating more meat, eating CHEESE & DAIRY. This raises fat in the blood. This coats our cells with fat, when fat is high in the blood, insulin has a much harder time to get into the cells as the cells insulin receptor is clogged. When you get the fat low, which you cannot do eating meat and dairy and eggs, poultry and seafood.

    Our teeth are those which are like herbivores, we have an appendix like other herbivores. CARNIVORES DO NOT HAVE AN APPENDIX!!!!

    I am Vegan now, and my A1C is 4.9 and my husband is 5.3, and our diet is mostly carbohydrate. So explain that! Your thinking is right but when you eat to your fill on vegetables and plant foods except for foods high in fat such as nuts, avocados and coconut oil and olive oil, then you can lose weight without hunger. If we overeat on protein, it is going to go to carbohydrate. So what is eating so much meat doing for the planet? We are cutting down rainforests to grow beef. Most of our crops are eaten by the animals raised for food. If we eat the plants, we are not slaughtering these animals and the planet is no so effected by climate which in case you have not noticed is no longer like it was in the past. It is our fault, but the people and the planet can get better going back to eating how mankind used to eat which is plant-based.

    You should be watching Dr. John McDougall and find out why he is the MOST SUCCESSFUL on his weightloss program. The other doctors who are doing the same thing, which are Plant-Based are finding the same.

    Along with Diabetes, cancer and heart disease and arthritis and asthma and kidney disease, brittle bone and Alzheimer's is far less prevalent among those on a plant-based diet. Think!

  30. Dude, it’s 2019, very soon 2020. You need to read up on antinutrients.
    Brown rice contains nutrients in paper, but it’s all encapsulated in antinutrients, which makes them not available to the body.
    And please don’t promote fiber when we have so much contraindicating science around it.
    The rich eat white rice because it doesn’t physically tear up your stomach and have brown rice to the poor for a reason.

  31. I was hoping for a more complete discussion including omega-6 oils, their recent prevalence, their effect on inflammation, ease of oxidation, and mitochondrial energy dysfunction leading to obesity.

  32. The rise in T2D is deliberate. Not only does is manufacture a population of people to make insane amounts of money treating, it also gives governments a mechanism for total control over those lives.

  33. Very interesting statistically but how do we explain Dr Kempners results using white rice and reversing type 2 diabetes? A physician-scientist, Kempner trained with the best, began treating malignant hypertension patients with a radical diet consisting of only white rice and fruit, with strikingly favorable results: a rapid reduction in blood pressure, rapid improvement in kidney function and reversal of type 2 diabetes. I agree refined foods could well be the problem as well as refined oils which again are relatively recent.

  34. I’m a physical therapist assistant and I don’t think most doctors understand diabetes type 2. I myself didn’t even understand it, until I pursued additional knowledge on the internet. Even the nurses don’t understand what’s going on.

  35. I would like to know if you could do the same statistics but for Vietnam. My guess for Vietnam is that those statistics will not apply to Vietnam eventhough they are Asians also. One of the reasons the Vietnamese might not follow the same trend is they do not embrace American junk food culture. And the way Vietnamese eat stay relatively unchanged. I recently made a trip to Vietnam, and to my surprise, I had no problems whatsoever in finding no or low carb meals as Vietnamese general don't take as much rice as rest of Asia. They have an incredibly well balanced meal. A diet most diet gurus would die for.

  36. I should be obese because all I eat is rice and fruit, and also oats and lentils. I don't touch oils or fats. Not even nuts or seeds. My blood work results are amazing, and everyone else around me is sick and in pain, but I am not.

  37. I'm gonna cut this short and say basically we have more obesity and diabetes because people are eating more things that will cause these illnesses.

    Ie people eat more sugary treats, sugar is in almost everything we eat that is ready made, you buy a fast food product and without a doubt it will have refined sugar in it.

    If you buy tinned food it's probably got sugar in it, sugar is like a drug you get hooked on it until one day you end up sick then you have to give most of it up or have better control over it or you will die.

    But hey it's so easy to buy something with sugar, not so easy to find something without sugar though, for every one thing without sugar you will find at least ten things with it.

  38. It's not the rice, it's things like McDonald's and other fast food chains that's been spread around the world. The Asian people has been introduced to the eating and drinking style of the U.S reckless behavior.

  39. I don’t know why everyone is always so worried about eating rice??
    I don’t believe just eating Rice is so bad or that it makes people gain weight.
    There are countless reasons I can give why they should be more worried about how fattening & unhealthy western food is!!
    In addition to not doing very much physically.
    For us Asians, our very traditional foods don’t include such ingredients as
    Dairy, butter, sugar..
    In the very poor parts of Asia, their main food is rice & vegetables.
    They eat rice & vegetables every day..
    yet they are so thin.
    All the young girls have beautiful shape & you don’t see any of them obese with a huge stomach like we see everyday here in the US.
    I believe it’s because they don’t have much meat to eat and
    certainly also because they don’t have all those fattening & processed foods & sugary desserts & drinks!
    What they eat is natural, fresh from their farm.
    If people want to stay healthy & keep desirable weight,
    they just need to try to eat as natural as possible & only moderate portions.
    But yes I understand that could be expensive & inconvenient,
    part of the reason why people cannot eat healthy

  40. asians most certainly didn't eat rice for "thousands of years". It was only during the last 50 years where Asians started eating tons of rice due to starvation.

  41. I am on The carnivore diet and Dont results anymore in the Gym my Testosterone is low, no Motivation bad Mood. I Change to keto diet After 4 months on Carnivore its to much i Need Energy man results. If i want lose weight i fast for some Days. No more Isolating food.

  42. I think it's the processed food and fat not the rice. Dr. kempner rice diet revered Diabetes even with white table sugar. The fat blocks the receptors.

  43. Lets just throw the rice in the dumpster.We all know rice turns into sugar and last time i checked cancer loves sugar.Sooooooooo lets go with a keto diet.Nuff said.

  44. It's all very complicated… I was 185 lbs but got down to 140 lbs with a high carb diet, I mainly eat whole boiled potatoes.. I lost 40 lbs in the first three months, and the remaining 5 since. I am now slim and healthy. 🙂

  45. Is lectin in brown rice OK? I don't think so!
    You can combine whte rice with vegetables and still lower glucose rise and get lectin low as well.

    We also overlook that 70% of people were physically active 50yars ago, now 90% of folks are sedentary

  46. CentralAfrican and Northwestern Europe. far better on complete carnivore,keto,low carb(no:wheat/gluten/starches/high glycemic anything,no sugar ,processed,junk food). In it for long term health the best wealth.

  47. Carnivore is the furthest in low carb diet. It’s a serious movement. Not a weird fad. Great video on a complicated subject. 💪👍🏼⚡️

  48. Dr. Sten Ekberg, you DO NOT HAVE A CLUE about real life Asians like ME. The first thing that you as a Western trained physician don't understand is that when it comes to the term "Asian", there are multiple subraces (each with their own specific genetic phenotypes that express themselves differently when it comes to diet) within the term "Asian" that do not fit the rice eating paradigm that you mindlessly parrot. Second, there are large swaths of Asia that hardly eat rice. Third, you don't know anything about Asian field farming culture if you think that Asians in the field ate only once or twice a day. Please go do some real research on Asia and talk to some older generation Asians before spouting the ridiculous information you are spewing in this video.

  49. At 19:50 he should not say "white rice is barely better that sugar", but clearly say "white rice is almost as bad as sugar", so in the same sentence he reinforces the information that sugar IS BAD.

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