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.

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