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Ten Reasons Why a Low-Carb Diet Is a Bad Idea. ATKINS. By: Abby McArthur. Increased Risk of Disease. Decreases consumption of GOOD Cholesterol Increases BAD Cholesterol levels Increases homocysteine levels Increases iron stores in body. Cancer Risk Increases.

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Ten Reasons Why a Low-Carb DietIs a Bad Idea

ATKINS

By: Abby McArthur


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Increased Risk of Disease

  • Decreases consumption of GOOD Cholesterol

  • Increases BAD Cholesterol levels

  • Increases homocysteine levels

  • Increases iron stores in body


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Cancer Risk Increases

  • Lowered consumption of:

    • Fruits

    • Vegetables

    • Whole Grains

    • Beans

  • National Cancer Institute Recommendations:

    Plant-based diet

    High-fiber and Low-fat


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    Poor Long Term Weight Control

    • Binge eating

    • Decrease in variety

    • Temporary decrease in caloric intake

    BORING!


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    Reduced Athletic Performance

    Low Carb

    =

    Low Energy


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    Rising Blood Pressure with Age

    • High-fiber / High Carb Diets lower blood pressure

      • Increased consumption of fruits, veggies, whole grains

      • Key minerals:

        • Potassium

        • Calcium

        • Magnesium

  • Low Carb Diets do not restrict salt intake!


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    Gout

    • Excess of Uric Acid in the body

      • Meat

      • Poultry

      • Nuts

      • Seeds

      • Eggs

      • Seafood

    PURINES

    URIC ACID


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    Kidney Stones

    • Ketogenic Diets Increase:

      • Uric Acid Stones

      • Calcium Oxalate Stones


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    Osteoporosis

    Excess Protein Intake

    =

    Loss of Calcium in Urine

    (over time)


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    Fainting

    Don’t stand up too fast…


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    Keto Breath

    “Nail Polish + Over-ripe Pineapple”

    Body goes into ketosis:

    • <130 grams carbohydrates

    • break down of body proteins

    • reduced brain and body function


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