Editorial: Moderate of carbohydrates is the key for health and weight loss

Reducing carbohydrates intake is essential for weight loss.

Low-carb diets are commonplace in our society.  You will be hard pressed to find a single individual that has not tried on the form of this dietary spectrum or another.  Many of these diets replace carbohydrates with proteins and/or fats.  The low carb craze is nothing new.  The craze, as I like to call it, has been around for well over a century if not two.  I have tried it and will admit that it does work and can work fast, but it is likely not healthy.


Research: Low-carb diets may increase risk of heart disorder

Low carbohydrate diets are not without risk.  

Low carbohydrate diets are at near epidemic levels and you cannot walk in a gym and throw a rock without hitting a half-dozen people that are currently following one form of the diet or another.   Restricting carbohydrates has become a popular way to lose weight quickly in recent years.  There are many different low-carbohydrate diets to include the Adkins, ketogenic, paleo, Protein Power and South Beach diets.  The low-carbohydrate books would like you to think that carbohydrates are the enemy, but reducing your carbohydrate intake might not be the panacea for good health that they want you to believe it is.  


Research: Reducing carbohydrates can help you maintain weight

Is eating fewer carbohydrates the solution in your quest to lose weight?

A low-carbohydrate or low-carb diet is a dietary plan that restricts carbohydrates.  Carbohydrates are found in food such as bread, cereals, grains, pasta, potatoes, and rice.  A low carbo is higher in protein and fat.  There are several different types of low-carb diets.  Some replace the carbohydrates with fat and others primarily replace it with protein.   


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