Lately these two terms have surfaced. Is partially "de-fatted" similar to partially de-hydrated & what does "net-carb count" really mean? Are these marketing ploys? Thanks.
Fat is one of the most vital macro-nutrients on earth. In fact, science has clearly shown that the human being can live without CARBOHYDRATES indefinitely, provided there are FATS and proteins available (as well as water). To "de-fat" something completely and/or partially is simply another form of PROCESSING. This particular form of processing is yet another result of the ignorant diet "experts" of the world whom still claim that FAT is what's giving the world disease. It is done to make the public think a product is "healthy." This notion is utterly preposterous. This processing exposes the food(s) to high temperatures, rendering the rest of nutrients (few though there may have been as most "de-fatted" foods are "junk-foods") useless and unavailable to the body. Ultimately, the body must work very hard, giving up it's own reserves of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes to eliminate this garbage from it. WHOLE FOODS (preferably organic), are the keys to fitness, fat-burning, health, disease-prevention, and VITALITY. Anything DE-FATTED, HYDROGENATED, BOXED, BAGGED, CANNED, REDUCED, ETC. - should be left on the shelves.... for another year or two.
This simply means a portion (or all) of the food's water content has been removed. It is important to AVOID these foods because they require extra water to digest, detox & eliminate from the body. This extra water will be robbed from the body's tissues, dehydrating the individual. Dehydrating can also damage nutrient quality and availability as noted above.
Net Carb Count
All carbs that are NOT FIBER will elicit an INSULIN response because they all break down into sugar at the cellular level. This insulin response (when abused as it is by so many individuals who consume large proportions of processed CARBOHYDRATES on a daily basis) is what ultimately can lead to FATTY DEPOSITS and unwanted weight gain (as well as a host of the "diseases of aging" including heart disease and cancers). Fibrous carbs do not elicit an insulin response, and therefore do not cause fatty deposits. The term "net carbs" simply refers to how many non-fibrous carbs (sugars) that the particular food item has.
Are These Marketing Ploys?
YES. Science has clearly shown that when eating according to one's Metabolic Type using organic foods, such notions of "defatted" "dehydrated" and "net carb counting" would be unheard of and certainly UNNECESSARY! Unfortunately, the all-mighty dollar - rather than science - dictates what the public knows about the CRUCIAL relationship between nutrition and disease prevention. For the best holistic health resource to date (covering nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle factors), please read:
"How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy" by Paul Chek
Read the first chapter on PTontheNet.