Many high protein and low-carb proponents believe carbohydrates are bad when it comes to weight loss and health. This diet is favored by the meat and dairy industry. The majority of calories from a low-carb diet come from animal protein and fats.
Yes, refined carbs are bad, but not whole plants carbs. The low-carb diet has a flaw for it never solves the insulin problem. The dieters are not cured to have the ability to use carbs fully as an energy source. Most dieters feel tired and have urges for sweets. The maintenance of the diet is based upon limited amount of carbs that the body can utilize.
The theory with the low-carb diet in regards to meat and insulin is backwards. Meat protein causes as much insulin release as pure sugar. Insulin Spikes
Insulin encourages fat cells to store fat and prevents the release of fat from these cells. Therefore, high levels of insulin, known as hyperinsulinism, would be expected to promote obesity.
In addition to being a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, hyperinsulinism due to insulin resistance may increase blood pressure and contribute to hypertension. Hyperinsulinism
Insulin is the key that allows sugar in our blood enter cells. When insulin attaches to the insulin receptor, it activates enzymes which activates glucose transport for glucose to enter the cell. So insulin is the key that unlocks the door into our muscle cells. In type 1 diabetes the insulin is missing so the blood sugar levels rises. If there's enough insulin and it does not work then the lock is gummed up. The cells become resistant to the effect of insulin. Fat in the bloodstream can build up inside the cells, creating toxic fatty breakdown products and free radicals that can block the insulin signaling pathway process. This mechanism by which fat induces insulin resistance can now be seen by MRI techniques. That's how we found out that elevation of fat levels in the blood causes insulin resistance by inhibition of glucose transport into the muscles. And this can happen within three hours. Doing the opposite, lower the fat level in the blood and the insulin resistance comes down. This is a clear demonstration that the sugar tolerance of individuals can be impaired by administering a low-carb high-fat diet. There the insulin doesn't work very well. Insulin Resistance
Diabetes as a Disease of Fat Toxicity
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