A Healthy Low-Carb Diet Should Have More Vegetables and Nuts, Says Study

Diets with low carbohydrate consumption are considered quite healthy by most people. However, a recent study has shown that the diet is not perfect. The real problem is when people get rid of carbohydrates but do not control the consumption of meat or cheese. The study says that people should actually take up more vegetables and nuts if they want to reduce weight without compromising overall health. It was found earlier that low-carbohydrate diets can be a major cause for premature death and declining health. Diabetes is one of the diseases that can be enhanced via low-carb diets.

The latest study draws conclusions from data of 15,000 adults in the United States. The age span was 45 to 65, who were studies for a period of 25 years in total. According to the analysis done by the research team, people had a lower chance of premature death when they were getting around 50% of calories from carbs alone. This is in comparison with people who did not get enough amount of calories from carbs. The risk of death was higher among people who did consume a larger amount of carbohydrates as well. It means that there is an optimal amount of calories that should be derived from carbs itself.

The study also means that a moderate amount of carbohydrates should be consumed by users, instead of getting rid of the whole component entirely. It also means that users should be more conscious when it comes to replacement food. That is, there is no point in the diet if someone replaces carbohydrates with the type of food that has higher calories. That does not mean that the carbohydrate intake should be less than an optimal amount either. Inclusion of vegetables and nuts is considered one of the best methods to stay healthy while losing weight.

Celso Gomes

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