Eating a low carb diet has been a fad for several years now, but we here at Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating have never caved to fads or the latest trends. No, we have always followed what health and medical experts recommend one should eat – a well-balanced diet, complete with carbohydrates. No extreme eating here, just common sense.
Now we learn through a new study that these low carb diets are actually tied to earlier death than those who follow a well-balanced, complete diet.
Researchers used data on nearly 25,000 Americans and found that one quarter who at the fewest carbs each day also had a higher risk of dying over the next six years. In particular, they had higher death rates from heart disease, stroke and cancer.
These new findings were presented at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual meeting last week.
It’s important to note, that the study couldn’t prove a cause and effect, but it does highlight the potential impact of such diets or any “extreme way of eating” with respect to long-term health.
Typical low carb diets, such as the Atkins and Keto diets, are heavy on protein, mostly meat and dairy, and light on vegetables, fruit and whole grains.