Slowly but surely, more people are seeing the benefits of a low carb lifestyle. Now more evidence has been released that shows eating a low carb diet has many other health benefits than just weight loss.
All low carbers must be asking themselves how it has taken this long?!
The article begins by reminding the reader that years ago the government began pushing the low fat way of living, not only for weight loss, but overall heart health and other benefits.
There is growing concern over the validity of this advice as we are still in an epidemic, and the advice from the government has done very little to stem the ever increasing levels of obesity.
The author – Joanne Eglash sets out some facts for the reader to help them consider ditching carbs.
First off she shares that eating a diet high in carbs could increase the chance of impaired cognitive function. And by giving up carbs, individuals will experience opposite effects. A diet low in carbohydrates can improve memory function, especially for those that experience age-related memory decline. A high carb diet is also linked to an increased likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.
The benefits of low carbing are not limited to cognitive faculties, and a study from the National Institute of Health (NIH) showed that low carb diets could help burn up to 300 more calories a day than their low calorie alternatives.
A further study released in the October issue of Nutrition explained how study participants were split into several different groups, and the participants in the low carb group experienced the largest weight loss and greatest improvement in their blood sugar levels.
With all these different studies coming forward with evidence that low fat is redundant and low carb being the best way of decreasing weight and increasing health, what is the hold up? How long will it take the major governing bodies to accept, and implement advice to help individuals low carb? Then we will finally be able to tackle the levels of obesity, and move on to the next inevitable epidemic.