Why eating high carb is better for weight loss than eating Paleo
If you weren't quite convinced by the 'caveman diet', you'll be pleased to hear that according to the latest Australian research, it's out with the Paleo and in with the carbs.
The study, published in the suggests that a low protein, high carbohydrate diet may be most effective for stimulating a particular hormone called Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21), which plays a role in curbing your appetite, moderating metabolism, improving the immune system and extending lifespan.
“Despite the popularity of high protein Paleo diets, our research suggests the exact opposite may be best for us as we age – that a low protein, high carbohydrate diet was the most beneficial for late life health and longevity,” says lead author Samantha Solon-Biet.
This thinking beefs up the findings by Harvard Univeristy researchers who discovered a diet in high in whole grains helps with weight loss.
Of course, like with any food group there's carbs that are better for you than others: pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner won't get you a body like Jenna Dewan-Tatum. But consider this proof that there's drawbacks to cutting out major food groups.