How carbs fit into a healthy diet | The New Times

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With a second lockdown upon us, many people may get comfortable with an unhealthy lifestyle, from poor eating habits to lack of physical activity.

Nutritionists say despite the situation we are in, it’s still important to stick to the right diet, and that one of the many things to do as staying healthy is concerned, is sticking to the right carb diet.


Studies show that avoiding refined carbs or carbohydrates is important because they have been stripped of almost all fibre, vitamins, and minerals. For this reason, they can be considered as “empty” calories.


Apart from them being quickly digested,

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‘Fat but fit’ is a myth when it comes to heart health, new study shows

Posted on Category:Healthy Lifestyle


“This has led to controversial proposals for health policies to prioritize physical activity and fitness above weight loss,” he said. “Our study sought to clarify the links between activity, body weight, and heart health.”

Researchers used data from 527,662 working adults from Spain insured by an occupational risk prevention company, with an average age of 42.


They were put into groups according to activity level and groups by body weight: 42{6339095b8ff4371e80c293520f74ccd4c0488f11a7aed6d0daae87ff5630195b} of participants were normal weight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 20-24.9; 41{6339095b8ff4371e80c293520f74ccd4c0488f11a7aed6d0daae87ff5630195b} were overweight, BMI 25-29.9; and 18{6339095b8ff4371e80c293520f74ccd4c0488f11a7aed6d0daae87ff5630195b} were obese, BMI 30 or above.


Then researchers looked

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