are an important source of energy.
Ultimately, the question to be answered is "can an endurance athlete perform well while consuming a very low carbohydrate
Much of the confusion over low-carbohydrate
diets lies in the lack of understanding of what carbohydrates
are and their role.
In another recent, well-publicized study that compared diets with various carbohydrate
and fat levels, investigators found that a greater reduction in weight, body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, triglycerides, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as a greater elevation in HDL cholesterol, with the lowest-carbohydrate
diet (JAMA 2007;297:969-77).
Higher saturated fat intake did not attenuate the lipid benefits of lowering carbohydrates
Working with normal and obese mice, the researchers found that animals fed high-protein diets gained less weight and made more PYY than those fed more carbohydrates
Through the action of microbes living in the digestive tract, herbivores ferment both starch and cellulose carbohydrates
into volatile fatty acids (VFA), the most important of which are acetic acid, propionic acid, and butyric acid.
The primary function of carbohydrates
is to furnish energy, especially during intense activity.
If you're sluggish, pump quick energy into your system by eating simple carbohydrates
The two most important limitations were the high dropout rate and the fact that most people did not consistently meet the daily dietary goals of consuming less than 30 g of carbohydrates
or consuming 500 fewer calories.
Ian's Low Carbohydrate
4 Cheese Pizza and Ian's Low Carbohydrate
Spinach and 4 Cheese Pizza have five and four net carbohydrates
The Atkins theory is that normally, the body burns carbohydrates
before it burns fat.
Low-carb diet could lead to irritability: A low-carb diet could be to blame for irritable behavior, according to two Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers who have looked at carbohydrates
and brain chemistry.
Energy bars with low or moderate levels of carbohydrates
may not live up to weight loss expectations, reports an Ohio State University, Columbus, study.
Moreover, the Atkins-Taubes thesis of "fat won't make you fat" encourages obesity in a similar way: It offers carte blanche for consuming limitless calories, only this time swapping carbohydrates