Category Archives for Carbohydrates

Can a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Prevent or Treat Cancer?

Several lines of evidence point to the idea that restricting dietary carbohydrates may have beneficial effects in the prevention or treatment of cancer. Cell cultures Scientists often grow human or animal

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Carbohydrates Inhibit Insulin Sensitivity from Exercise

Exercise increases insulin sensitivity, and that’s one of the best reasons for doing regular exercise. But carbohydrates inhibit insulin sensitivity from exercise, so if you eat carbohydrates after

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Dietary Carbohydrates Promote Aging

Dietary carbohydrates are usually thought of as healthy or at worst benign, and current dietary guidelines suggest eating plenty of carbohydrates, especially grains. But are carbohydrates really healthy

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Carbohydrates, Not Saturated Fat, Are Correlated with Cardiovascular Disease

We’ve been told for many decades now to avoid saturated fat to lessen our risk of heart and other cardiovascular disease. But as with so many other pieces of mainstream health wisdom, the doctors

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Longer Life Through Lower Blood Sugar

Many experiments and studies on life extension have found the interesting and important result that lowering blood glucose (blood sugar) and/or restricting dietary carbohydrates means longer life. This

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Why a Low-Carb Diet Is Best for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, you have a number of choices. The most popular is to cut calories and eat a low-fat diet. A way that’s becoming more popular, because it works much better, is to cut carbohydrates.

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How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Slows Aging

Low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets (LCHF) have many health benefits. They can cause weight loss in overweight people without hunger, and improve insulin resistance and dramatically improve diabetes. Even

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How to Fast Without Fasting

Intermittent fasting, discussed many times on this site, is a potent anti-aging and health-promoting intervention. It lowers insulin and glucose levels, and therefore can be used to treat diabetes and

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Low-Carbohydrate Diet Beats Others for Weight Loss

Weight loss and the myth of saturated fat   What’s the best diet for weight loss? Much controversy swirls around this question because although diets like the low-carb Atkins diet have had great

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Are carbohydrates needed to build muscle?

Lots of bodybuilders, most of them I would say, emphasize the need for a substantial amount of dietary carbohydrates to build muscle. The argument takes one or both of two forms; 1) that you need carbs

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