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Why You Should Reduce Carbs Intake

Why You Should Reduce Carbs Intake

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Why You Should Reduce Carbs IntakeCarbohydrates are the main cause of unnecessary weight that leads to illness and other weight related complications.  Though sportsmen require a substantial amount of carbs, in most cases the average person consumes much more than what their body requires.

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Carbs and weight loss programs

If you are on a weight loss program, consuming carbohydrates slows down the expected results and therefore everything should be done to ensure that the intake of carbs is highly reduced. If you don’t have experience planning and sticking to a healthy diet, there are services that provide diet plans delivered to your door. Normally the food we consume has several nutrients which directly contribute more than enough energy to the body. If this energy is not used, the body stores it as fats. Carbohydrates are converted faster than any other nutrients. The body needs time and you should actively involve yourself in some activity to burn all of this excess fat.

Causes of illness

Highly processed foods have a very high level of carbohydrates which have been blamed for causing a number of illnesses to people who consume them. When the consumption of such foods is accompanied by a high intake of sugar, the body is exposed to several illnesses which will certainly complicate your life. Among the illness caused by foods that are high in sugars and carbohydrates is type 2 diabetes. This illness affects people across the nation in record numbers.

Do carbs break down easily?

Foods that are high in carbs are digested very quickly and result in instant energy which, if it’s not put to use, is stored as fats. This is why even after consuming several calories, the hunger pangs returns after a short while. This is different if you consume foods that are high in protein which takes longer before it is fully digested. This keeps you full for a longer period and gives your body enough energy for your daily activities. Therefore, the best way you can remain healthy and keep your body weight in check is to avoid foods high in carbs.

Can cutting down on carbs reverse kidney failure?

According to research, it has emerged that a reduction in a high carb diet helps to reverse kidney damage, especially to those people who have type 1 and 2 diabetes. This is supported by the fact that a ketogenic diet which is a high fat and low-carb diet has been observed to reverse kidney failures. It is believed that a ketogenic diet can reverse kidney damage and hence lack of carbs could be the contributing factor to this reversal.

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