U.S. scientists have proved the usefulness of low-carbohydrate diets. According to the study conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Alabama, even a small reduction in consuming carbohydrates can lead to a significant decrease in the amount of deep fat in the abdominal area.
According to the author of the research, Dr. Barbara Gower, it may also reduce the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
In the process of the study, the researchers analyzed various types of diets that differed in the amount of carbohydrates. The participants of the study, who had reduced their consumption of carbohydrates, had 11% less fat in the abdominal area if compared with other participants.
The leading products which contain carbohydrates are cereals (buckwheat, rice, oats), beans, wheat and rye bread. A huge concentration of carbohydrates is observed in confectionery products: marshmallows, chocolate, caramel, butter cookies, etc. The consumption of these products is reduced in low-carbohydrate diets, and partially substituted for proteins.
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