There are diets that do not contain carbohydrates at all, as some others do not include sugar, etc. The question, however, is what will happen if we do not eat carbohydrates at all. What impact will this have on our body.
Something similar has happened in the past with fat-free diets. Now it seems it is the turn of the carbohydrates to be demonized. However, what you need to keep in mind – whether you want to lose weight or eat healthier – is to always eat a balanced and moderate diet.
As in the case of fats, so in the case of carbohydrates. The rule is to choose the foods you eat based on their quality and not to exclude them altogether and indiscriminately.
Significant restrictions on carbohydrate intake can automatically reduce the intake of important nutrients. These include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and even good fats.
This deficiency can in turn weaken your immune system. Health deteriorates with the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
The recommended daily intake of fiber is 25 grams. And this important nutrient is found exclusively in foods that contain carbohydrates. A diet rich in carbohydrates has been associated with significant benefits.
Such are the lower chances of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and diseases of the digestive system. In fact, some types of fiber also act as prebiotics. They promote the growth of good gut bacteria that boost the immune system. They improve the anti-inflammatory action of the body and mental health.
When you suddenly eliminate carbs from your diet, you may experience symptoms such as headaches, nervousness, nausea, dizziness and muscle aches. This is because your brain, which typically uses 60% of the carbohydrates you consume, needs to adapt to new data. The fact that your body has the ability to adapt to these conditions does not mean that they are ideal.
Other side effects
By removing carbohydrates from your diet, your body begins to burn fat for energy, a process called ketosis. So, when your body is in a state of ketosis, the chemical compounds ketones are released by the mouth, causing bad breath.
Temporary weight loss:
Carbohydrates retain water in the body. So when you stop consuming them first you will lose water. Then of course you will be able to lose fat, but this weight loss can only be temporary, since you can not spend the rest of your life without eating carbohydrates.
In short, there is no reason to endanger your health by following an extreme diet. It can offer you nothing more than a temporary weight loss.
The key to lasting weight loss is a balanced diet that provides your body with all the nutrients it needs. With what it takes in order to function properly.