Carbohydrates

To live more, a research explains the right amount to take.
Carbohydrates are essential for living better and longer. Research published in the magazine “the Lancet” explains the right amount to take, and how low-carbohydrate diets do not do so well. The study was conducted on 450,000 people around the world.
Sarah Seidelmann, a nutritionist at Brigham and women’s hospital in Boston, joined experts who checked the diets of 15,400 Americans and 432,000 people from 20 other countries.
The team of scientists identified that individuals who ate about 50% of their total daily calories in the form of carbohydrates were also long-lived. The magazine informs us that a diet enriched with legumes, nuts, vegetables and whole grains can help our body age better. The important thing is not to overdo it too much on carbohydrates, as a diet consisting almost exclusively of carbohydrates would be harmful, but don’t overdo it even with the foods listed above. Seidelmann says that diets such as ketogenic or Atkins, both with low intakes of carbohydrates may promote weight loss, but would not be a healthy long-term choice. “There is absolutely nothing more important to our health than what we eat every day, I would really like people to realize the power they have over their health.”

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Autore:

Samuele Bicchieri, Desirée Panarello, Dario Policastro

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4B LICEO SCIENTIFICO – IIS MINUTOLI – SEZ. QUASIMODO

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