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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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    1. Ten Reasons Why a Low-Carb DietIs a Bad Idea ATKINS By: Abby McArthur

    2. Increased Risk of Disease • Decreases consumption of GOOD Cholesterol • Increases BAD Cholesterol levels • Increases homocysteine levels • Increases iron stores in body

    3. Cancer Risk Increases • Lowered consumption of: • Fruits • Vegetables • Whole Grains • Beans • National Cancer Institute Recommendations: Plant-based diet High-fiber and Low-fat

    4. Poor Long Term Weight Control • Binge eating • Decrease in variety • Temporary decrease in caloric intake BORING!

    5. Reduced Athletic Performance Low Carb = Low Energy

    6. 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!

    7. Gout • Excess of Uric Acid in the body • Meat • Poultry • Nuts • Seeds • Eggs • Seafood PURINES URIC ACID

    8. Kidney Stones • Ketogenic Diets Increase: • Uric Acid Stones • Calcium Oxalate Stones

    9. Osteoporosis Excess Protein Intake = Loss of Calcium in Urine (over time)

    10. Fainting Don’t stand up too fast…

    11. Keto Breath “Nail Polish + Over-ripe Pineapple” Body goes into ketosis: • <130 grams carbohydrates • break down of body proteins • reduced brain and body function