The so-called Low-Carb diet is currently one of the most popular diets. Roughly speaking, you verkneift all the food with lots of Carbohydratesincluding side dishes like potatoes , rice, bread, pasta, or sweets and Desserts count. Instead, protein, land – and fat-rich food on the plate, especially meat, fish and cheese. Many Hollywood Stars swear by the quick weight loss due to the Atkins, Paleo, or Low-Carb Diet.
Lots of carbohydrates, little proteins
However, scientists from the University of Sydney, dealt intensively with the consequences of the diet and came to the conclusion that carbs are better than their reputation. The results they published some years ago in the journal “Cell Metabolism”. For the Experiment, the researchers have developed a total of 25 different diet plans for their animals, the composition of which in each case in the proportions of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are distinguished.
Then the researchers examined how diet affected the production of a certain hormone called FGF21 (Fibrolast Growth Factor 21). It is not regarded as a “fountain of youth hormone”, because it curbs the appetite and metabolism, but also boosts your immunity. It was unclear so far, but, as the hormone or distributed and is produced.
The result: a diet with many carbohydrates and few proteins led to the highest secretion of FGF21. It was also no matter whether the animals were previously over – or under-fed. For the researchers, the evidence that nutrition has a decisive influence.
Experts advise ketogener diet
Many nutrition experts advise on other aspects of a low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diet. Because not every body is designed for the drastic renunciation of carbohydrates, due to the high fat diet, it can also lead to deposits on the vessels.
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