Cutting Carbohydrates for Short-Term Weight Loss Dangerous for Health: Study

Cutting CarbohydrateAccording to a new Australian research, people who go on low or no carbohydrate diets develop the tendency of dying earlier by 30%.

Moreover, the researchers said essential fibers, vitamins, minerals, which are available through high carbohydrate foods, are very important for body.

Loss of those nutrients because of low carbohydrate diets has severe bad effects on the general health.

University of Canberra nutritionist Peter Williams suggested that dieticians should not advise low carbohydrate diet for short-term weight loss.

He added that the study, conducted on more than half a million people, found that more than 30% people in the low carbohydrate group died early when compared to the high carbohydrate group.

However, the nutritionist affirmed that it is important to understand the difference between bad carbohydrates and high carbohydrates. Donuts, muffins and cakes are the sources of bad carbohydrates and should be avoided, he said.

Williams suggested that rice, whole grain toast, eggs and potatoes should be included in moderation in daily diet. These food products consist of protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber in adequate amount that helps to feel fuller, longer and curb cravings, he said.

The year 2013 has been given the name as “The International Year of the Quinoa” by The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, as the grain is filled with fiber, protein, antioxidants, and heart-healthy fats.


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