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?
That age-old question, “What should I eat before a long run or race?” plagues every runner. And while some runners prefer to get going on an empty stomach, it’s a good idea to take in a healthy breakfast before working out. An ideal preworkout meal is high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein, and low in fat—the latter two are harder to digest and can cause GI issues. Try different meals during your training to see what works for you, and give yourself two to four hours to digest. Below are breakfast ideas to choose from according to your dietary restrictions. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Basic 4 low-fat frozen pancakes topped with 1 sliced banana and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Serve with 1 cup low-fat milk. The carbs top off your muscles’ glycogen stores, which are essential for endurance athletes, says sports dietitian Angie Asche, M.S., R.D. “Quick-acting carbs may also increase your performance and your time to … [Read more...] about What to Eat for Breakfast Before Working Out
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?
iStock:bit245 Eating carbs at night may sound like a controversial recommendation, I know. It’s common belief that late night carbs are a bad idea because they would lead to weight gain and negatively impact body composition and health in the long run… And it seems to make sense: we’re at rest, so all energy consumed in the form of sugars (simple or complex) would be stored as body fat. While there might be some physiological truth to the fat-storing process, carbs consumed late in the day won’t lead to weight gain unless you consume more calories than your body needs over the course of the day. And that’s valid for any food: late night or not, we store body fat every time we eat yet always end up using that energy, supposing we’re not consistently overeating. Moreover, recent research suggests that nighttime consumption of small, nutrient-dense and low-energy foods does not appear to be harmful and may very well promote positive physiological … [Read more...] about Pre-bed super-carbs: 6 foods to fall asleep faster and sleep better