Truth is that following an hyperproteic diet can be very dangerous for your body and you’ll figure that out after some years.
Certainly in 4 weeks your body will be slim and tonic but what about your general health?
These are some of the side effects of an hyperproteic diet: kidney failure, concentration of high levels of free radicals, alteration of the gut flora, spike in cholesterol and last but not least what about all the toxins, antibiotics and hormones that you can find in the meat?
An healthy diet needs to have a complete balance of all the macronutrients: carbs, proteins and fats.
Of course there are some carbohydrates that are unhealthy and we should avoid them!
Those are the refined sugar carbs that you can find in: cookies, sweets, cakes, carbonated soft drinks, ice-cream, syrups and so on...
We don't need to eat any of these refined carbohydrate foods.
But we do NEED whole carbohydrates: they’re the body’s gasoline and they should be a crucial part of your diet!
It doesn’t matter if you’re an athlete or just the average Joe, carbs provide the energy that fuels muscle contractions and are also vital in the brain activity.
So what kind of carbs we can and should include in our diet?
We have to focus on the good carbs: fruits, vegetables and whole carbs.
Even if those are classified as sugars, they are unrefined and quite different from the non-nutritious carb sugars found in manufactured/processed food.
Fresh fruit and vegetables contain the best carbs! In fact they carry vital phyto-chemicals and other micro-nutrients that help protect us against serious diseases like heart disease and cancer and chronic diseases.
On the other side whole carbs such as oats, whole wheat, brown rice and the like are an important source of soluble fiber that is so important to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.
So, what do you think? Have I convinced you about the importance of carbs?
I guess that we should leave the discussion open for debate...
by Margherita Bisoglio