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In reality, low carb diets do not provide more than 30 percent carbohydrates

In general, one can say that the carbohydrate content in a low carb diet is on average and at most between 15 and 30 percent, so that its effects on health cannot actually be compared with those diets that provide around 40 percent or more carbohydrates - but this was also the case in the present study.

Nonetheless, the result was that both types of diet - the low-carb diet and the high-carb diet (diet high in carbohydrates) would increase the risk of premature death. It is also completely irrelevant which protein and fat sources you choose in the low carb diet to replace the carbohydrates.

Why could the low carb diet harm the heart?

Since it is often overweight people who practice a low-carb diet for the purpose of losing weight, it could be that the heart is suffering because you lose large amounts of fluids very quickly with this type of diet - and dehydration can lead to atrial fibrillation.

Low-carb diets could also lead to electrolyte disturbances, which could also affect the heart rhythm, explained Dr. Laurence Epstein, an expert in electrophysiology and a member of Northwell Health, New York, a network of over 60,000 physicians and innovators for better healthcare.

This could be due to the fact that some low-carb eaters consume too few vegetables and thus too few vital substances. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains in particular also contain a lot of substances that have anti-inflammatory effects and thus also prevent heart problems. Therefore, those who practice a low-carb diet that is low in vegetables can - according to the researchers - have higher inflammation values.

Of course, it could also be that, in particular, people who already have a chronic pre-existing illness, such as diabetes, try to improve their health with a low-carb diet, so that this is not the diet itself, but diabetes (or another disease ) could increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmias.

Only an unhealthy low carb diet harms the heart!

As is so often the case, it is shown here again that it is less important whether you eat low or high carb, but rather that you should make sure that you consume enough vegetables and thus also sufficient vital substances and fiber.

An unhealthy, low-vegetable, low-carb diet should therefore be avoided as it could damage the heart. We introduce you to a healthy, plant-based low-carb diet in the previous link.


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  • Gordon S, Low-carb diets linked to higher odds for A-fib, March 6, 2019, MedicalXpress
  • American College of Cardiology, Low-Carb Diet Tied to Common Heart Rhythm Disorder, March 6, 2019

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