Ten Reasons Why a Low-Carb Diet Is a Bad Idea ATKINS By: Abby McArthur.
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Ten Reasons Why a Low-Carb Diet Is a Bad Idea ATKINS By: Abby McArthur
Increased Risk of Disease Decreases consumption of GOOD Cholesterol Increases BAD Cholesterol levels Increases homocysteine levels Increases iron stores in body
Cancer Risk Increases Lowered consumption of : Fruits Vegetables Whole Grains Beans National Cancer Institute Recommendations: Plant-based diet High-fiber and Low-fat
Poor Long Term Weight Control Binge eating Decrease in variety Temporary decrease in caloric intake BORING!
Reduced Athletic Performance Low Carb = Low Energy
Rising Blood Pressure with Age High-fiber / High Carb Diets lower blood pressure Increased consumption of fruits, veggies, whole grains Key minerals: –Potassium –Calcium –Magnesium Low Carb Diets do not restrict salt intake!
Gout Excess of Uric Acid in the body –Meat –Poultry –Nuts –Seeds –Eggs –Seafood PURINES URIC ACID