Eating And Health You Don't Have To Go No-Carb: Instead, Think Slow Carb Audio will be available later today. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Slow carbs like whole-grain breads and pastas, oats and brown rice are rich in fiber and take more time to digest, so they don't lead to the same quick rise in blood sugar that refined carbs can cause. fcafotodigital/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption fcafotodigital/Getty Images Slow carbs like whole-grain breads and pastas, oats and brown rice are rich in fiber and take more time to digest, so they don't lead to the same quick rise in blood sugar that refined carbs can cause. fcafotodigital/Getty Images If you like this article, you should check out Life Kit, NPR's new family of podcasts for navigating your life — everything from finances to diet and exercise to raising kids. Sign up for the newsletter to learn more and follow @NPRLifeKit on Twitter. Email us at … [Read more...] about You Don’t Have To Go No-Carb: Instead, Think Slow Carb
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Getty Imagesfilistimlyanin Question: What's the first thing you think about ditching when you're looking to lose weight?Carbs, right? I mean, the most popular diets out there right now—like Whole30, or the keto diet—focus on limiting carb intake, and they seem to yield pretty legit results. So it only makes sense that if you're looking to lose weight, you'd think to nix carbs from your diet first. But also, cutting carbs seems...really hard (pasta! bread! granola!). Luckily, nixing carbohydrates isn't necessary for weight loss—in fact, most people can lose weight without cutting carbs drastically, says Christy Brissette, R.D., owner of 80 Twenty Nutrition in Chicago. First, what exactly are carbs, and what do they do?Carbohydrates are nutrients, and they're the most important source of energy for your body, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Your digestive system converts carbs into glucose (a.k.a., sugar), which your body then uses for energy … [Read more...] about How Many Carbs You Should I Eat If I’m Trying To Lose Weight?
In August, a National Institutes of Health-funded study made national headlines, dealing a damning blow to, of all things, a low-carb diet--often recommended for cutting weight and reducing the risk for diabetes. The suggestion from the study: among the 15,000 adults age 45 to 64 studied during a median period of 25 years, those whose carbs consisted of 40 percent or less of their diet had the highest mortality rate. In short: cutting out that daily bread might not matter. Here, Janine Kyrillos, director of Jefferson Health's Comprehensive Weight Management Center, debunks the study's findings and offers some straight talk on modern nutrition, the keto diet and why we should all be eating more fat. The world is full of questions that deserve answers no matter how embarrassed, time-crunched or intimidated we are to ask. With Infrequently Asked Questions, we set out to answer those shared curiosities. Have a question you want answered? Send an email … [Read more...] about Can a low-carb diet lead to an earlier death?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Live Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAnahad O’Connor May 7, 2018 Like many children, Andrew Hightower, 13, likes pizza, sandwiches and dessert. But Andrew has Type 1 diabetes, and six years ago, in order to control his blood sugar levels, his parents put him on a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet. His mother makes him recipes with diabetic-friendly ingredients that won’t spike his blood sugar, like pizza with a low-carb, almond-flour crust; homemade bread with walnut flour instead of white flour; and yogurt topped with blueberries, raspberries and nuts. Andrew’s diet requires careful planning — he often takes his own meals with him to school. But he and his parents say it makes it easier to manage his condition and, since starting the diet, his blood sugar control has markedly improved and he has not had any diabetes complications … [Read more...] about How a Low-Carb Diet Might Aid People With Type 1 Diabetes
Calorie counting? Out. Macro counting? In. But...uh...what *are* macros? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Macros, a.k.a. macronutrients, are the nutrients your bod can't live without: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Each macro plays its own role—and each has its own weight-loss superpowers.Macro #1: CarbsRepeat after me: Carbs are not the enemy—even if you're trying to lose weight. “Carbohydrates are the most important energy source for almost all human cells,” explains registered dietitian Mascha Davis, M.P.H., R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Your body digests them quickly and turns them into sugar, or blood glucose, which you then store in your liver and muscles as glycogen. Together, blood glucose and glycogen fuel high-intensity exercise—the kind you need to burn fat and build metabolism-boosting muscle. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Carbs may also help you lose more weight by preventing stress … [Read more...] about How To Count Macros To Lose Weight