Study Supports Reducing Carbs and Increasing Fats

From Marc Onigman’s Stone Hearth Newsletter

“A study by  researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham looked at whether a small cutback in dietary carbohydrates would actually boost that sense of satiety you get after eating.

 Led by professor of nutritional sciences Barbara Gower, the team noted that Americans typically get 55 percent of their daily calories from carbs such as sugars, starches and fiber. This was the “control” diet used in the study. The team had other adult participants go on a moderate carb diet where 43 percent of calories came from carbohydrates. Protein intake (a major influence on satiety) was the same for both diets, but people on the moderate-carb diet took in a bit more fat to make up the difference.”

More support for decreasing carbs and increasing fats. Another study showed that high GI carbs are an even greater problem.

The results: after a month, the 16 participants on the moderate carb diet had lowered blood insulin levels, more stable blood sugar, and a longer duration of a sense of fullness after a meal than did the 14 people on the control diet.

A longer time feeling full might translate into less snacking or eating and perhaps fewer added pounds, the team said. So, “over the long run a sustained modest reduction in carbohydrate intake may help to reduceenergy consumption and facilitate weight loss,” Gower said in a meeting news release.

One problem. It’s tough to increase dietary fat. A simple solution is a good quality fish oil.  We are currently recommending ProGrade Krill Oil. Krill is an excellent source of “good” fat. In addition, the Prograde Krill is easy to swallow and leaves no fishy aftertaste.  



2 Responses to “Study Supports Reducing Carbs and Increasing Fats”

  1. mboyle1959 Says:

    Oops. Typo

  2. tunguska Says:

    “We are currently recommending ProGrade Kill Oil. ”

    Kill Oil? Is that the next step up from Maim Oil?

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