Melbourne University is Warning the public to avoid “putting faith in fad diets”, researchers said the low carbohydrate, high fat diet (paleo style diet) had been tested on mice and in eight weeks found to cause weight gains of 15 per cent as well as other health complications.
Journal Nutrition and Diabetes. The study found that mice on the low carbohydrate, high fat diet which is said to assist people with diabetes were in fact left with a greater glucose intolerance, higher insulin levels and an increase in fat mass from two(2) percent to almost four(4) percent.
Type 1 diabetes
Occurs when the pancreas doesn’t produce insulin, the hormone that regulates blood glucose levels. If the amount of glucose in the blood is too high, it can damage the body’s organs.
10% of all diabetes is type 1, it’s the most common type of childhood diabetes
Type 2 diabetes
Is when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin to function properly, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin.
90% of adults with diabetes have type 2, and it tends to develop later in life
Mayo Clinic said “Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that carbohydrates make up 45 to 65 percent of your total daily calorie intake. So if you consume 2,000 calories a day, you would need to eat between 900 and 1,300 calories a day from carbohydrates or between 225 and 325 grams of carbohydrates a day.
Studies have found that at 12 or 24 months, the benefits of a low-carb diet are not very large. A 2014 review found that higher protein, low-carbohydrate diets may offer a slight advantage in terms of weight loss and loss of fat mass compared to a normal protein diet. At a year, the difference was only about a pound (about 0.4 kilograms), though, and those who had the greatest benefits stuck to the diet long term.
Low-carb diets may help prevent or improve serious health conditions, such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. In fact, almost any diet that helps you shed excess weight can reduce or even reverse risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Most weight-loss diets, not just low-carb diets, may improve blood cholesterol or blood sugar levels.
A report from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and he Obesity Society concluded that there isn’t enough evidence to say whether most low-carbohydrate diets provide heart health benefits.
Some health experts believe that if you eat large amounts of fat and protein from animal sources your risk of heart disease or certain cancers may actually increase.
Whether you subscribe to a Low or No carbohydrate diet or look for better health in a well balanced diet. Consume all foods in moderation.
Avoid products containing excessive amounts of salt, fat and sugars.
Fast foods, restaurant, cafe and supermarket prepared, ready to heat and serve foods should be well researched ‘before’ being added to your daily meal menu.
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