Well, the problem is that eating that list will reduce your carbs, and as @cvkemp noted, the types of food you eat. I’d suggest that most – if not all of the benefit – has to do with that, and not necessarily, say, “legumes”. But there’s no way to know
@kib1 Yeah, that one is hard to decipher. To me, if you told people to eat dairy, and they did, and you showed a benefit, why would you tell them not to eat dairy?
I was on the “science” part of Reddit the other day, where they had yet another study where they indicated that “saturated fat” was bad and “caused” “inflammation”. One of the posters said, something like, “Yeah, don’t eat red meat and dairy.” My retort: Why don’t you eat nothing but red meat and dairy, and let us know when you develop diabetes and cardiovascular issues (or whatever the study was about)?
The problem is that these studies are based on FFQs where people who have the temerity to admit they actually eat red meat and/or dairy have worse outcomes. But they could be poorer, not take good care of themselves, not lie on the FFQ, etc. Given that I’ve lost quite a bit of weight and have low markers of inflammation while eating red meat and dairy, it’s not the red meat and dairy.