How Indians Screw Themselves: Diet and Not Drinking
You may have heard that indians have a higher incidence of diabetes and arterial disease inspite of lower ‘BMIs’. While many clever morons are still looking for a viable genetic explanation, the reality is far more mundane and obvious.
It is a self-inflicted tragedy. The two mutually connected problems are
1] A vegetarian diet: Vegetarian diets are heavy in carbohydrates, but poor in protein and animal fat.They result in significantly higher insulin levels, even if it they contain enough protein and fat.
Insulin is an anabolic hormone, of the same family as growth hormone (GH). However unlike GH which is anabolic for muscle, connective tissue and bones, Insulin is anabolic for fat cells- especially visceral fat cells. Now visceral fat cells have this annoying habit of secreting cytokines which drumroll.. cause insulin resistance resulting in the body producing even more insulin. You get the picture?
Plus carb-heavy foods do not help the person increase muscle mass, which further worsen insulin resistance. However muscularity beyond a moderately athletic physique is not beneficial.
Most indians in their infinite stupidity, not only defend such a diet but choose not to eat high-meat/low carbs diets even if they can afford them. In almost every western county, indians have a higher income than the local white population- so there is really no excuse.
2] Not Drinking: Indians also demonstrate their cultural superiority by not drinking alcohol. While binge drinking or a high chronic intake is not good for your health, chronic moderate drinking is associated with a much lower risk of insulin resistance, type 2 DM and heart disease.
Combine this with factor 1] and you get a perfect storm of insulin resistance, visceral fat, hepatic steatosis, high levels of chronic information, extensive unstable plaques in arteries and heart attacks.
All this so that they can take pride in their vegetarianism and teetolling ways. Is it really worth it? Seriously?