And you're better off eating fewer carbs
than eating carbs
with a low glycemic index, e
By eliminating processed junk food, eating high-fiber carbs
and choosing lean meats, fish, eggs, full-fat dairy and vegetables, you'll have a heart-healthy diet that wards off diseases.
are unprocessed--such as beans, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains--or minimally processed--such as dairy products or whole-grain bread.
The bottom line: Choose whole foods that are healthy sources of carbs
, and balance your carb
intake with healthy protein (fish, shellfish, skinless poultry) and fat (vegetable oils, nuts, seeds).
After eating, the body converts most carbs
into glucose, which is then transported in the blood to the cells that need it, such as the brain and muscles.
But just as with carbs
your choice of protein matters, says Johns.
Major finding: At week 37, fasting glucose, insulin, and maternal insulin resistance were significantly higher in the low carb
/high fat diet, compared with the low fat/high carb
: Eat up to 1g of net carbs
per lb of body weight.
In a recent presentation, Young asked whether low carb
was dead or alive.
Heinz has just launched a lower carb
food range called Heinz Carb
Consumers are more concerned about carbs
and other macro nutrients.
Veggies, grains and beans can also contain protein and fats, but they tend to have a higher amount of carbs
than, say, meat, which has more protein.