You don’t need me to tell you that the typical American diet needs a LOT of work.
More often than not meals are packed with highly processed foods. And even worse, they’re filled with enough sugar to feed a small nation.
But if you’re trying to turn things around be careful whose advice you follow.
Because diets pushed by our own government… and even prominent organizations such as the Diabetes Association… can sometimes be the worst out there.
Conventional diet advice can range from ridiculous to risky. And many folks have the ballooning waistline and list of health complaints to prove it.
Switch to low carb to fight chronic disease
But it IS true that changing your diet can change your life.
When you’re more careful about what you choose to eat, you can stop certain diseases in their tracks. In some cases, your diet can even reserve chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes.
And as I’ve been telling you for years, one of the best things you can do for your health is to dial back the carbs and cut junk carbs out if your life. And now a breakthrough study is backing up my low carb advice big time.
Because researchers now say, slashing the carbs in your diet could protect your brain. In fact, according to two new animal studies a low carb diet could literally ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
A low carb diet protected the brain AND body
The scientists put a group of aging mice on a super low carb diet, and the results were stunning.
- blood flow to the brain shot through the roof
- plaque build-up in the brain plummeted
- blood sugars leveled out
- gut bacteria became healthier and more balanced
And there’s every reason to believe we’d see some of the same big benefits in humans who turn to a lower carb diet.
You see carbs are an excellent source of fuel for our bodies. But the average Western diet is drowning in them. And more often than not, they’re the kind you find in foods such as potato chips and fried mozzarella sticks.
But when you cut WAY back on those junk carbs your body (and brain) look for alternate energy sources like the healthy fats I’ve been telling you to load up on too.
Of course, these new studies have just scratched the surface. We need to do a lot more research to understand precisely how very low calorie or low carb diets can affect aging and brain health… especially in humans.
But we already know switching to low-carb eating comes with a bunch of health benefits.
Research has shown cutting back on carbs can help with…
- brain function
- Parkinson’s disease
- weight control
- type 2 diabetes
- heart health
I’d never suggest switching to an ULTRA-low carb diet unless your doctor directs you to, of course. But there are nothing but benefits to cutting back and dumping ALL of the junk carbs from your menu.
So if you haven’t started dialing back the carbohydrates in your own diet, it’s time. When you go low carb, you’ll be protecting your brain and slashing your risk for a list of other chronic diseases at the same time.
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