So you started a diet a few weeks ago… You eat “clean”; meat, chicken, fish and veggies. Healthy fats in controlled portions and you don’t touch any carbs, the devil’s product. Although you responded very well initially, nowadays you are struggling to get results.
In modern society, carbs have been condemned for being the villain that makes us put on weight. High Protein / High Fat / Low Carb diets are very popular, with the “Atkins diet”, “Keto”, the “Zone”, “Paleo” being some examples. Evidently, the belief that “carbs are bad” is growing.
So what does science show in regards to carbohydrate intake and health?
With winter slowly kicking in, it is good to ensure a powerful nutritional arsenal to fight common cold. Although usually not a serious condition, it is a very unpleasant one accompanied by symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, cough, watery eyes, sneezing and congestion. Children are more susceptible to colds, but even healthy adults may experience colds on average five times a year. Traditionally, it has been thought that loading on Vitamin C is the best way to fight a cold.