NS 116 Low Carb Diets vs Low Fat Diet Low Carb or Low Fat Diet ? That has been one of the biggest question that the western society , the majority of health professionals, personal trainers, government agencies, societies supporting those with serious illnesses and the general public has been asking for the past decade. Some people believe that lowering your fat intake and increasing your carbs, especially grains, is the healthy way to eat. Others believe that the lowering the carb ratio the higher the fat and protein ratio. So, generally speaking a low carb diet will also tend to be a high protein diet which is healthier for your body. Potential benefits and risks have not been tested adequately for netiher of this two diets. A low fat diet might show a greater short term improvement in health but not in the long run. The higher intake of carbohydrate raises your insulin levels, which eventually leads to other health problems, including Syndrome X. The imbalance in your macronutrient intake also causes an imbalance in your micronutrient
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2008 for the course NS 1160 taught by Professor Swanson during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.