Some diets that appear to be healthy are actual unhealthy

September 25, 2020

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There is no shortage of meal plans that offer health benefits. But many, including very popular plans, are actually unhealthy for your wellbeing. One of the most popular is the keto diet.  The idea is for you to cut out carbohydrates to force your body into ketosis, where your body burns fat instead of carbs for energy.  The problem with this diet is that requires an excessive intake of fat, which can lead to high cholesterol and blood pressure. Plus, obtaining most of your calories from fat has the potential to slow weight loss down because fats contain more calories per gram than carbohydrates and because you are cutting specific foods out of your diet, it isn't nutritionally complete. While eating a plant-based diet has many benefits, 'fake' or plant-based meats, aren't always the healthier option. They rarely contain the same balance of essential amino acids or sufficient protein levels as lean meat, fish, poultry and eggs. They're also often highly processed and high in saturated fats and sodium. It's best to use plant-based protein as substitutes for meant 2 or 3 times per week. Agave syrup is marketed as a natural, diabetic-friendly sweetener. However agave syrup is a highly refined sugar syrup made from agave nectar that is very high in fructose and consuming too much of it can lead to health complications and even weight gain. It’s important to consume agave syrup in moderation because it is really just another type of sugar. With any diet plan or change in eating habits, you should consult a dietician for advice on what to do before embarking on a diet.

SOURCE: Body + Soul

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