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Metabolism Foods – What’s with Low-Carb Diets?

I know, I know…We’ve all heard the mantra “low-carb diet,” and perhaps some among us have even tried doing it. And it is undeniable that a lot of the high carbohydrate foods we eat are not good as high metabolism foods, but we do need carbohydrates. They provide our bodies with energy. In other words, you should never totally eliminate carbohydrates from your diet. Why? Simple:

If you follow a low-carb diet for a long time, you run the risk of creating health problems. If you DO put yourself on a low carbohydrate diet, make sure it’s only for a short period of time. Some of the health risks you face with long term low-carb dieting are truly frightening.

One of the problems with low carbohydrate diets is that they’re high in animal proteins. (Which is actually the whole point of the diet.) An unfortunate byproduct of digesting large amounts of animal protein is that they tend to build up acids in the blood. Our bodies have to neutralize these acids, and they take calcium from the bones to do so. This can lead to osteoporosis, which is inordinately dangerous for women.

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, low carbohydrate diets which are low in fruit, vegetables and whole grains (all excellent metabolism foods) while at the same time being high in animal proteins increase the risk of acquiring certain types of cancer.

Another unintended consequence of low-carb diets is that it increases the proportion of fats that we eat. Studies have shown that countries with high rates of fat consumption are directly correlated with higher rates of breast cancer. To help overcome the risk of breast cancer, be sure your diet includes a lot of high fiber metabolism foods.

Even more alarming, over consumption of saturated fat is a known risk factor for raising LDL cholesterol, heart disease and stroke.

In order to lose weight, we need to include carbohydrates, proteins and fats in our diets in moderate and balanced amounts. Our bodies need all three of these building blocks of life, in the right proportions and of the right type. We can choose healthier options from each of these three categories – there are several high metabolism foods in each – but we do need all three building blocks.

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to increase your metabolic rate with the right metabolism foods. You can safely increase your metabolism in several ways which are healthy and are going to keep you in good shape. A good lifestyle change “diet” is never going to leave you hungry or deprive you of enough food.

To learn more about metabolism foods and ways to increase your metabolism, enroll for YOUR FREE copy of my, “Fast Weight Loss Tips!” mini-course.

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