We all use to be on the lookout for excess carbohydrates.
However, we rarely think that we may also suffer from carbohydrate deficiency.
Here’s what happens to our body when we have too few moles. Tiredness and fatigue
After having ingested carbohydrates, our body
transforms them into glucose. It is a fundamental sugar for proper
cellular functioning. For this reason, in the event of a decreased intake of
carbohydrates, one could easily feel tiredness and fatigue, even
after a light effort. Muscle Weakness
Tiredness may be associated with loss of muscle
muscle tone. The human body, in fact, following its deficiency
, begins to synthesize glucose starting from
previously stored proteins and lipids. The result is less muscle mass and fat mass.
And if on the one hand it seems a positive factor, before singing victory, think
that if carbohydrates (and therefore glucose) are insufficient, the
ketone bodies increase, urea is accumulated and you can even get to the much
feared acidosis. Did you know…
over 50% of your daily calories should come from carbohydrates
. It is important, however, to consume healthy carbohydrates such as those from whole grains. Headache
A painful headache such as headaches and migraines
may occur following exertion or physical activity . This is because the
body produces molecules called ketones, which are formed when
they burn fat in order to obtain immediate energy for the brain
and heart. The ketones are then excreted through the urine but could
also cause kidney overload. Lack of concentration and dizziness
By drastically reducing your energy levels, with a
carbohydrate deficiency it may be difficult to focus
properly. The lack of glucose, in fact, mainly affects the brain
and the heart. Two organs that need fuel to function properly.
If the decrease in glucose is drastic you could also see
dizziness and fainting. Did you know…
The carbohydrate requirement ranges from 150 to 180 grams depending on body weight. The minimum quantity is calculated by multiplying its weight by 2.6. So if, by hypothesis, you weigh 55 kg you need 143 grams of noble carbohydrates. So don’t be afraid for a plate of wholemeal pasta. Increases the risk of mortality
According to a recent study published on PlosOne
, excessively reducing the intake of carbohydrates can significantly increase the risk
of mortality. “Low-carbohydrate diets were associated with
a significantly higher risk of all-cause mortality and
were not significantly associated with a risk and incidence of
cardiovascular mortality.” However, the researchers are keen to emphasize that “this
analysis is based on limited observational studies and large-
scale trials of the complex interactions between low-carb diets, and
long-term outcome assessments are needed.” And if you are on a diet
So a fat-free diet is better than a
carbohydrate -free diet
No. According to the American Diabetes Association committee, “a
low-carbohydrate diet should be preferred over a
low-fat diet to achieve weight loss and improve
glycemic control. ‘ In short, a correct formula does not exist. But the middle ground is
a must. Yes to the reduction of carbohydrates to lose weight, but do not overdo it.
[1] PLoS One.
2013; 8 (1): e55030. Published online 2013 Jan 25. doi:
10.1371 / journal.pone.0055030 PMCID: PMC3555979 Low-Carbohydrate Diets and All-Cause
Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies Hiroshi Noto, Atsushi Goto, Tetsuro
Tsujimoto and Mitsuhiko Noda.
[2] Diabetes
Metab Res Rev. 2011 Mar; 27 (3): 230-2. doi: 10.1002 / dmrr.1171. High-protein low-carbohydrate diets:
what is the rationale
Busetto L, Marangon M, De Stefano F.

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