Recent research, performed by Sara Seidelman, a cardiologist and nutrition researcher from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA, finds that diets which ban entire food groups from the eating plan, for example, ketogenic diet, may actually harm your health.
The research included eating patterns of more than 447,000 people from many countries around the globe. The analysis showed that popular keto diet that strictly limits intake of carbohydrates is one of the diets that may bring long-term harmful consequences. Other diets that should be included in this category are paleo diet, Atkins, Dukan, and whole 30.
Maciej Banach, a professor at the Medical University of Lodz in Poland who helped write the study, says: “Our study suggests that in the long-term, [low-carb diets] are linked with an increased risk of death from any cause, and deaths due to cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and cancer.”
A new research, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, finds that consuming more fish and long-chain omega-3s reduces total mortality. However, scientists insist that not all cooking methods are good for that matter.
For the study, a team of researchers performed an analysis of data from NIH-AARP Diet and Health study, which included information on the dietary habits and health of 240,729 men and 180,580 women followed for 16 years.
The authors conclude: “Consumption of fish and [omega-3s] was robustly associated with lower mortality from major causes. Our findings support current guidelines for fish consumption while advice on non-frying preparation methods is needed.”
A new study from Brazil suggests that trendy intermittent fasting may be the reason for increasing insulin levels and the amount of abdominal fat. It also may lead to the damage of pancreatic cells.
Intermittent fasting diet is a diet when a dieting person has “fast” days with a drastic restriction on calorie intake and “feast” days when one is allowed to eat anything.
For the study, a team of researchers placed healthy, adult rats on the diet for 3 months. During this period, scientists measured and monitored their insulin levels, function, body weight, and free radical levels.
At the end of the research, the rodents had lost weight according to expectations, but the distribution of their body fat changed unexpectedly — the amount of abdominal fat increased which is deeply associated with type 2 diabetes.
A team of researchers from Rush claims that the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet may reduce the risk of cognitive decline after a stroke.
The MIND diet has been developed by Martha Clare Morris, a professor of epidemiology and director of the Section of Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The diet includes consumption of such foods as vegetables, nuts, beans, fish, poultry, whole grains, olive oil, and moderate consumption of wine.
Lead study Dr. Laurel J. Cherian, a vascular neurologist and assistant professor of neurological sciences at Rush University Medical Center, says: “This is a preliminary study that will hopefully be confirmed by other studies, including research looking specifically at stroke survivors. For now, I think there is enough information to encourage stroke patients to view food one of their most powerful tools to optimize their brain health.”
In the modern world, everybody knows how good fruit is for our health. It contains many essential vitamins and antioxidants. Many studies prove that eating fruits and vegetables on a daily basis can help reduce the risk of death and lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But for those who try to lose some weight and burn fat, it is extremely important to choose right fruits. Here are top 5 low-carb fruits that are the best choice for your low-carb diet:
Apricots have only 3.89 grams of carbs and only 17 calories. It is also a great source of vitamin A.
Kiwi has 11 grams of carbs and rich in vitamin C and vitamin K.
Watermelon contains only 11 grams of carbs per one cup of cubed watermelon. It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium.
Strawberry has 11 grams of carbs per cup with 149% of daily vitamin C needs.
Avocado has only 8.53 grams of carbs in a 100-gram avocado. It is a good source of fiber and healthy fat.