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A Reasonable Low Carb Diet Can Be Healthy
Yes: The low fat dogma of the last 40 years has made our country fat, and sick. Low carb diets have outperformed low fat diets in every study. It is our natural diet. Carbs are only available in nature in late summer /early fall: to fatten up for winter when food is scare and hard to find (animals). Humans are a top level predator. We are top of the food chain. We are designed to eat other animals! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Interesting question: There are gazillions of fad diet programs out there & don't be hard on yourself if you feel like a deer in the headlights trying to figure out which one to select. Low-carb diets (depending on how low you go) work well, but you don't want to starve your brain from glucose. Healthy (polyunsaturated) fats are great appetite reducers, and you need protein as well to maintain your muscle mass. Cont-> ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does taking statins; in a healthy individual; significantly reduce the probability of a future heart attack or is it a scam? I follow a low carb diet.
Is carbs are bad I mean whole carbs I want to lose wieght but eat healthy carbs in my diet can't follow low carb diet but some doc say low carb some ?
Whole grains: Your diet is part of a healthy lifestyle along with exercise. Carbohydrates are absolutely healthy and you should choose whole grains and high fiber carbohydrates that take longer to break down. Here is a guide on choosing whole grains:http://www.choosemyplate.gov/grains-tips ...Read more
Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?
Yes and No: Yes, you are right in that excess of carbs/sugars get converted into fat. So do eat carbs, but in moderation. Eating fat doe snot do any good, so i would say no to your second question. What you need to do is choose a balanced diet which has ample amounts of plant based foods which are free of both fats and avoid too much sugar. In addition, get a good amount of proteins by eating fish, nuts & egg. ...Read more
Avoid simple sugars: Avoid soft drinks, table sugar, bread, pasta, starches, ice cream, anything with high fructose corn syrup. Eat vegetables, salads, beans, whole fruits with low sugar contents, chicken, fish and lean meat. Keep in mind that a can of beer has about 13 grams of sugar and drinking a few can take the low out of your low carb diet. ...Read more
Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? Im focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I dont eat bread).
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