MOD­ER­ATE CARB IN­TAKE could help you LIVE LONGER

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Di­ets both low and high in car­bo­hy­drates have been linked to an in­crease in mor­tal­ity, while mod­er­ate con­sumers of car­bo­hy­drates have the low­est risk of mor­tal­ity. Eat­ing carbs in mod­er­a­tion seems to be op­ti­mal for health and longevity, sug­gests new re­search pub­lished in The Lancet Pub­lic Health jour­nal. Less than 40 per­cent or more than 70 per­cent of your en­ergy—or calo­ries—com­ing from car­bo­hy­drates was as­so­ci­ated with the great­est risk of mor­tal­ity. Eat­ing mod­er­ate lev­els be­tween that range of­fered the best op­tions for a healthy life­span. The low­est risk of an early death was seen where carbs made up 50 to 55 per­cent of a per­son’s diet, ac­cord­ing to the study. Here’s the twist: Ac­cord­ing to the re­searchers, low-carb di­ets where carbs are re­placed with an­i­mal meat, full of an­i­mal pro­tein and fat, lead to early death. How­ever, low-carb di­ets packed with pro­tein and fat from plant-based sources like veg­gies, whole grains, and nuts do not. “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,” said lead re­searcher Dr. Sara Sei­del­mann.

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