KETO followers are urged to follow high protein and low carb diet. But is restricting yourself bad for the body? We spoke to an expert to find out more. By Sophie Roberts / Published 20th September 2018 The ketogenic diet is one of the most popular food plans of 2018.Some believe that the low carb regime helps the body to burn away fat, which can make you trimmer.Slimmers are advised to consume 70-75% of their calories from fat, 15-20% from protein and just 5-10% from carbohydrates.But are there any risks to drastically cutting your carb intake?Daily Star Online spoke to LDN Muscle co-founder Lloyd Bridger to find out more. Related Articles Fitness fan looks unrecognisable after shedding 9 STONE – here's how she did it How to lose weight fast: Burn 800 calories in 60 minutes with this sport How to lose weight: Five easy meal prep ideas to get more protein into your diet The keto diet has many benefits – it can burn fat and help to reset … [Read more...] about Keto diet: Why 2018’s biggest food fad could be BAD for the body
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FOR years, many of us have subscribed to the theory that an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away. But now it turns out that taking a daily blood thinner might actually do more harm than good. While a new study has found aspirin doesn't really reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or dementia in the over 70s, it has been found to increase the risk of serious internal bleeding. These days it seems like everything we've known about health and nutrition is continually being questioned. One minute carbs are bad for us, then they're good. We should follow a high-protein diet, then we shouldn't. Who can keep up? Here are just a few of the wellness myths busted recently: Myth 1 - Carbs make you fat "No carbs before Marbs" might be the motto for the cast of TOWIE but it's recently been proved that low-carb diets are a load of rubbish. They're often chronically low in vital nutrients that we naturally get from fibrous fruit and veg - with a recent study by US scientists claiming that cutting … [Read more...] about Nine health myths busted and it’s good news – carbs and fat ARE good for you
Cutting carbs could be increasing your chance of death. A new study has found low-carb diets result in a "small but significant increase in mortality". But before you go loading up on bread and pasta, the same study - published in The Lancet Public Health - found the same for diets high in carbs. Researchers from the US looked at data covering more than 15,400 people. Those on diets where carbohydrates made up less than 40 percent or more than 70 percent of the total energy intake had higher risks of death than those on moderate intakes - around 50 to 55 percent. "We need to look really carefully at what are the healthy compounds in diets that provide protection," said Dr Sara Seidelmannof Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, who led the research. Kiwi farmers claim creation of low-carb potatoes Do you think of carbohydrates as the devil at your doorstep? But if you insist on going down the Keto route, stay away from meat protein. "Low-carb diets that replace carbohydrates with … [Read more...] about Both low- and high-carb diets are bad for you
One of the very worst things about this year’s long, hot summer is trying to get to sleep when your bedroom feels like the Sahara Desert.Even if you open the window, sleep on top of the sheets and forgo the pyjamas, it’s often so hot that within minutes you’re drenched in sweat and wondering if you’re going to get any shut-eye before work.Unsurprisingly then, the heatwave has boosted the sales of electronic fans, with many looking for a quick solution to get some rest during the week.But some health experts argue that these gadgets can do more harm than good if left on overnight.“Sometimes, sleeping with a fan on in the bedroom can encourage dryness in the skin, throat and eyes, as well as circulate dust and pollen, causing allergies,” says Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, Medical Director of The London Sleep Centre.Asthma UK says that the droppings of house dust mites are one of the most common allergy triggers in the UK. These tiny creatures are too small … [Read more...] about Is sleeping with a fan on during the heatwave actually bad for you?
LISTEN up cheese lovers because we have some seriously good news. According to some new research, the incredibly indulgent dairy stuff we put on toasties and on top of pizzas isn't quite as bad for us as everyone thought. The new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that dairy-lovers who regularly eat cheese, milk, yoghurt and full-fat products are not more at risk of developing heart problems in later life. In a study of almost 3,000 people over the course of 22 years, researchers found that the saturated fat found in dairy had little effect on the participant's health as they got older. The study's lead author Marcia Otto concluded that the "findings not only support, but also significantly strengthen, the growing body of evidence which suggests that diary fat, contrary to popular belief, does not increase the risks of heart disease or overall mortality in older adults". In other words, this news has basically given us permission to gorge ourselves … [Read more...] about Cheese may not be as a bad for us as we all thought… but watch out for this food