Low-Carbs Diets Shorten Your Life – Extended Study Says

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We know one way to lose some kilograms fastly is to cut out all manner of carbohydrates. This means bread, potatoes, and pasta become a no-no. But how is this linked with premature death?

Nowadays diets ( the Ketogenic or the Paleo diet) highly recommend getting rid of any type of carbohydrates intake. But in time this can be harmful to our body, believes Prof. Walter Willett, teaching epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health and a co-author of the study

Try to imagine squeezing a sponge of all the liquids that it contains? It results in a mouldy and dry thing, that can be compared with our mind and body after a long-term carb-free diet. Our organism stock three grams of water/ one gram of carbs.  So carbs are also essential for hydration and long-lasting energy.

Dr. Sara Seidelmann, one of the authors of the research and a cardiology specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said:

However, our data suggests that animal-based low carbohydrate diets, which are prevalent in North America and Europe, might be associated with shorter overall life span and should be discouraged.

Research Work For 25 Years

Another study covered 15,400 participants. One of the results is that people eating too many carbs live a little more than those eating too less. Even both options are not healthy. It states that those having a balanced diet including carbs lived with approx. 33 years more after their 50th birthday. This means also four years more than people with 30% or fewer carbs in their diets. And 2,3 years more than groups with 30-40% carbs intake. The results were made public in The Lancet Public Health.

The solution for low-carbs fans is replacing them with plant-based fats that will have plenty of positive effects and represents a better choice as one is getting older. For more information, visit the page Advocator.

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