Does the low carb diet like Atkins for instance help the heart?
Most people swear it does coupled with exercise and they lose weight too.. I wonder... what do you think? I mean, considering your experience, I'd really want to get an opinion.
Low carb diets keep your glucose level from spiking, unlike a high carb diet. High levels of glucose in the blood can lead to insulin resistance, also known as Syndrome X. Syndrome X, in turn, can lead to Type 2 diabetes and Type 2 untreated leads to Type 1 diabetes.
One of the big misconceptions of dietary science is that fat consumption makes you fat. It doesn't. Carbs are high energy foods, which is why they are included in emergency rations. In emergency situations, you burn more calories, thus you need more caloric intake. If you are in a regular lifestyle or a sedentary lifestyle, the extra glucose in your system is converted via insulin into fat. That is why exercise is so important to maintaining your weight. Couple that with a low carb diet and you don't experience the spikes in glucose level that cause your body to secrete insulin, which converts that excess glucose into fat.
Any of the diets described in my hub, Obesity is Worldwide, will help you lose weight if you follow their guidelines and exercise regularly. When you lose weight you improve both your cardiovascular health and your appearance.
The American Heart Association urges people to take a proven route to losing and maintaining weight in order to enjoy a lifetime of good health.
by chirls 7 years ago
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