- A diet low in carbohydrates, high in fat, and low in carbohydrate foods may not be as dangerous for your heart health as it once believed.
- New research has shown that people who consume fewer carbohydrates and a lot of unsaturated fat have higher insulin resistance and higher cholesterol levels.
- It is not known if a more restrictive low-carb diet could pose health risks.
New research shows that low-carb diets may actually be healthy for your heart, unlike old concerns about the health dangers of excess fat.
A study published on September 28 shows that the number of people with disabilities is increasing. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Diets high in unsaturated fats like oily fish, olive oil, and nuts can help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar.
Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital, Framingham State University, and Harvard Medical School conducted a randomized controlled feeding trial to see how low-carb diets might affect markers of insulin resistance and health cardiac.
Researchers looked at the diets of 164 overweight people.
A low-calorie diet was supplemented by a named woman.
diet. After the weight loss, they were given one of three different weight maintenance diets for five months: low carbohydrate diet (no more than 20% of daily calories from carbohydrates), moderate carbohydrate (40%) or high in carbohydrates (60%).
Researchers found that reducing carbohydrates led to significant improvements in insulin resistance. This is the body’s ability to respond to insulin to regulate blood sugar.
Plus, people with low carbs have not experienced any side effects from a high fat diet. In fact, their heart health metrics such as cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides were stable or improved.
These results indicate that a diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat may have positive effects on overall health and be less risky than previously thought.
Experts have previously warned that diets low in carbs, keto, and saturated fat could pose a risk to your health.
The popularity of low-carb and keto diets has been controversial. Dietitians and doctors have raised concerns about the health effects of excessive fat intake. Higher levels of LDL have been linked to saturated fat found in foods such as butter, eggs, bacon, whole milk, red meat, and eggs. “Bad” Higher risk of heart disease and cholesterol
Despite this, there is growing evidence that low-carb diets are effective for weight loss and diabetes management.
The researchers wanted to determine whether low-carb diets were more beneficial than high-fat diets.
Participants of the low-carb diet consumed 21% of their daily calories as saturated fat and still saw improvements in heart health, suggesting that the benefits of low-carb may outweigh the risks on offer. , at least in some cases.
The researchers noted, however, that the study does not show whether stricter low-carb diets (for example, those that contain less than 10% of daily calories from carbohydrates) are more dangerous for heart health. The study also did not examine how a low-carb diet might affect certain high-risk populations, as the participants were relatively healthy and had low cholesterol from the start.
There are health benefits of eating Mediterranean style diets that include sources of unsaturated fat such as fish and olive oils.
Low-carb diets may have some of the health benefits cited in this study and others. This could be due to the unsaturated fats found in nuts, seeds, and olive oil.
The majority of participants in this study consumed unsaturated fat as a source of dietary fat.
Research has also shown that diets high in unsaturated fat, like the Mediterranean diet, have beneficial health effects, including a lower risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes.