Low-carb-diet-guide

If you are confused about whether to eat a low carb diet, low-fat or fat-free diet, the confusion ends here in this guide to low carb eating.

For years, many people bought into the myth that increasing fat in the diet could lead to all sorts of health issues, especially heart disease.

The food supplies responded by producing every food imaginable labeled ‘fat-free.’

However, in the past several years, many health professionals are embracing the fact that a low carb diet that is higher in protein and fat is a much better way to eat in order to avoid obesity and other chronic diseases (1, 2).

Many of the studies of low-carbohydrate diets have been conducted on people that are already dealing with health issues such as heart disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

The one thing people on low-carbohydrate diets have in common is improvement in the following areas:

  • Reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Increased HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Improved triglycerides
  • Stable blood sugar levels
  • Weight loss

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When it comes to treating diabetes, obesity and epilepsy, low carb diets have been used for many years as a therapeutic tool.

Millions of people have been very successful with it.

In spite of all of this, nutritionists and other health experts do not recommend a low carb diet citing that it can be too dangerous and unhealthy in the long run.

Many claim the scientific evidence behind low carb diets is insufficient and refer to them as a ‘fad’ diet.

In this article, I will prove them wrong.

Ten years ago, there was not much scientific evidence behind the low-carbohydrate diet, however since 2003, there have been over 27 randomized, controlled, scientific human trials.

Randomized controlled trials are the gold standard in the public health and medical science community that prove safety, cause and effect.

In this article, I will review 27 trials that were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Nature (2003-2016)

Over the years, I have asked Nutritionists and other health experts who are against low-carb diets to prove they are ineffective or unsafe.  The fact is – such trials do not exist.

All of the randomized controlled trials compare the low-carb diet to the standard, calorie-restricted, low-fat diet that is often recommended by many health professionals.

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The paleo diet is also known as the paleolithic diet or the caveman diet.

it is a diet that is becoming more and more popular all over the world.

Paleolithic diet dates back to the caveman days when hunters and gatherers ate food from hunting animals.

They also ate fruits and vegetables that grew from the tree or bush.

And the surprising fact is that they were free of diseases like obesity and diabetes.

Many studies suggest that the Paleo diet can cause weight loss and lead to major improvement in the human health.

As human beings, we are still ancient bodies living in a modern world that has been sorely affected by the agricultural revolution that includes highly processed foods.

Our food supply has changed drastically over the past few decades making us sick and unhealthy.

In this post, I’m going to share a typical day of meals of the Paleo Diet, something you might eat in a single day !

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As you may know, sugar is the biggest enemy that we have in our diet.sugar-intake

Many studies suggest that too much sugar can contribute to various diseases including type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

At first, I would like to mention that there are different types of sugar.

Foods such as vegetables and fruits do contain natural sugars

This natural sugar found in whole natural foods is fine to eat. Except maybe for people who are suffering from diseases such as diabetes and obesity, it is better for them to limit that type of sugar too.

I would like to clarify that when I refer to sugar in this article I mean the “regular kind

Table sugar, sucrose, high fructose corn syrup or whatever.

High fructose corn syrup is essentially the same as regular sugar.

For more info on the different types of sugar, then check out this article.

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For decades, eggs have been thought of as unhealthy because they are high in cholesterol and saturated fat.eggs

One whole egg contains 6 grams of fat that include 2 grams of saturated fat.  And yes – eggs contain 212 grams of cholesterol that is considered quite high.

The truth is that cholesterol found in whole, natural foods does not necessarily increase blood levels of cholesterol because the liver actually produces cholesterol.

When we eat foods rich in cholesterol, the liver starts producing less (1, 2).

So the general amount of cholesterol in the human body changes only very little (if at all), if the cholesterol is just coming from natural whole food instead of from the liver (3, 4).

This has actually been tested rigorously in scientific studies, and indeed they have not found any association between eggs and cardiovascular disease (5, 6, 7).

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Since the 1950s, many so-called health gurus claimed that saturated fat is bad for us.

They claimed that it can raise cholesterol levels and give us heart attacks.

However, recent studies have found no link between saturated fat intake and heart disease.

In this article, i will share 10 reasons (that dietitians choose to ignore) why saturated fat is not the enemy and reasons not to fear it.

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