He studied the composition of food-stuffs, and knew exactly how many proteids and carbohydrates
his body needed; and by scientific chewing he said that he tripled the value of all he ate, so that it cost him eleven cents a day.
intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis.
They agreed that by focusing on diet quality -- replacing saturated or trans fats with unsaturated fats and replacing refined carbohydrates
with whole grains and nonstarchy vegetables -- most people can maintain good health within a broad range of fat-to-carbohydrate ratios.
It is because these complex carbohydrates
are naturally rich in fibre, a nutrient found in plant foods that adds bulk to the diet without adding extra calories.
Washington D.C [USA], Sep 25 ( ANI ): According to a new study, diets high in carbohydrates
reduce body weight and body fat and improve insulin function in overweight individuals.
in moderation seems to be optimal for health and living a long life, the research found.
After multivariable adjustment, there was a U-shaped association between the percentage of energy consumed from carbohydrate
and mortality in the ARIC cohort; the lowest risk of mortality was seen for a percentage of 50 to 55 percent energy from carbohydrates
Results showed a U-shape association between overall carbohydrate
intake and life expectancy, with low (less than 40% of calories from carbohydrates
) and high (more than 70%) intake of carbohydrates
associated with a higher risk of mortality compared with moderate intake (50%-55% of calories).
Our results show that better parental knowledge of carbohydrate
counting was associated with improved glycaemic control, while underestimation of carbohydrates
was associated with a higher HbA1c.
Interestingly, in China people have shifted away from the traditional Chinese diet (which is naturally low in fat and high in carbohydrates
) and have experienced a rise in obesity and chronic disease rates.
counting or "carb counting" is a meal planning technique for persons with diabetes for managing blood glucose levels by tracking the grams of carbohydrate
consumed at meals.