Instead of a“No Carb” Diet – Maybe Try “Slow Carb”…?
A no carb diet is hot again (remember Atkins?), but totally ditching carbs can be really tough.
It can lead to quick weight loss; but is it really doable? Ditching carbs means, not only no pasta nor bread; it also means no fruit, certain vegetables, whole grains and beans – which are essential to a healthy diet.
A study, published in The Lancet, reveals that, when you eat minimally processed grains, they’re more gentle on your blood sugar and are rich in fiber. They also take a while to digest… hence, the term “slow carbs.”
The study suggests you might replace refined carbs (pasta, pastries and white flour) with whole fruits, beans, and nuts – along with a variety of healthy fats and protein.
Whole grains and a fiber-rich diet have also been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.