Everyone thinks a low carb diet is fancy and we need to follow this blindly to stay fit and slim. The most popular diets such as Atkins are said to be so promising for the weight loss and preventing some of the diseases but now the fact comes from a US study that if you are going to switch the meat-based meal with plant-based meal, that is comparatively more healthy.
A scientific estimation took place in which 15,400 people took part and they eventually have to fill the form and answer the questions based on the type of food and drink they are taking. Scientists from this study were able to calculate the calories which people were taking from their diet plan.
The results were like this: People who belonged to approximately 25 years of age group got the 50% energy from carbohydrates has lower amount of death probability. By carbohydrates they meant, such as potatoes,rice and bread etc.
Dr. Sara Seildelmann who is the fellow in Clinical and research in cardiovascular medicine in Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggested
“Low-carb diets that replace carbohydrates with protein or fat are gaining widespread popularity as a health and weight-loss strategy.
“However, our data suggests that animal-based low carbohydrate diets, which are prevalent in North America and Europe, might be associated with shorter overall life span and should be discouraged.
“Instead, if one chooses to follow a low carbohydrate diet, then exchanging carbohydrates for more plant-based fats and proteins might actually promote healthy ageing in the long term.”
Fibre intake should be higher also as said by Prof Tom Sanders.
“High-fibre starchy carbohydrates should provide about half of our energy, including fruit and vegetables while reducing intake of higher fat meat and dairy.”