The low carb diet has been gaining more and more adepts and this nutritional strategy for weight loss is based on a lower intake of carbohydrates and a higher intake of healthy fats and proteins, as well as being based on the ingestion of vegetables, fruits (type and amounts recommended), seeds and oilseeds.
The top 10 benefits of a low carb diet are:
The healthy fats and proteins present in greater amounts in the diet are responsible for giving a greater sense of satiety compared to the consumption of carbohydrates. And also because having a smaller amount of insulin being released into the bloodstream also there is a reduction in the feeling of hunger.
Insulin is the hormone responsible for storing body fat and preventing body fat from being used as a source of energy, so by having a lower release of insulin into the bloodstream, there is greater use of body fat as a source of energy.
Much has been heard about the Low Carb diet, which, as its name implies, is a diet strategy with low carbohydrate intake and increased intake of healthy fats and proteins.
Traditional diets and nutritional guidelines recommend eating 50-60% carbohydrates. However, excessive consumption of carbohydrates has increased a lot of people´s weight because the carbohydrate that is not used as an energy source ends up being stored as fat and stimulates the release of the insulin hormone that favours the weight gain, insulin resistance, and increased hunger.
Generally speaking, a low carb diet ranges from 10-40% carbohydrates to the total energy value of the diet and may range from a more restricted low carb diet (ketogenic diet) to a moderately low carb diet.
The basics of a low carb diet are: avoid eating processed and processed foods and prefer real food. Different from what many imagine the low carb diet is not based only on eggs and bacon, in fact, the basis of the low carb diet is...
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