One of the most frequent arguments brought up against the Carnivore Diet or other low carb diets. That without taking in enough vegetables you will end up with scurvy, like the pirates and sailors of old. While this has no basis in facts the swirling winds of mistruth continue to spread themselves. There is Vitamin C in all meats but the levels have never been fully tested and validated. Instead due to the lack of carbs and anti-nutrients in plants we absorb the little we need without competition for the receptor meaning there is less need to consume more. As well as dive into why we need so much more Vitamin C when we eat vegetables. Yes, each person needs Vitamin C, where the arguments come from is how much and where they are available for our body to use. We have long been told that only vegetables contain the levels of Vitamin C we need, the reason for this is that meat contains Vitamin C but not as high as most vegetables.
I started low-carb Paleo dieting in late I ate a lot of vegetables but no starches and hardly any fruit. In retrospect, I would call it a near zero-carb diet. At that time I was 12 years into a chronic illness that got a little worse each year and was quite mysterious to me. Adopting a low-carb diet brought immediate changes: it made what I would much later recognize as a chronic bacterial infection better in parts of the body, not the brain and made a chronic fungal infection worse. Within about a year I had developed scurvy. It took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out what it was. Developing scurvy was a surprise, because I was eating many vegetables plus taking a multivitamin containing 90 mg of vitamin C. I had never had any signs of vitamin C deficiency before adopting a low-carb diet. Four grams a day of vitamin C for two months cured all the scurvy symptoms. It would be several more years before I figured out the infections, but this experience taught me the importance of micronutrition. The experience persuaded me that I needed to research diets and nutrition closely, and started us down the path of writing Perfect Health Diet.
Our smoked Jalapeno poppers are to die for. Do you have a reference for that? Thanks for the comment. Take as much as you can until you are replete. Many animals can synthesize vitamin C out of glucose. Is there one? Stock: it confirms my findings over the past 5 years of following a carnivorous regimen. Eric February 25, at am. Therefore I have gotten it into my head that I need grams of protein daily to retain strength.
It would all be speculation, but there could be some slight detriments to that. I lived in Albuquerque, NM for 2 years and I saw the same thing happening to the indigenous population there. Like this: Like Loading