Doctor Kashuh: giving up carbohydrates for weight loss can seriously harm your health

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Gastroenterologist Ekaterina Kashukh warned about the dangers of the keto diet, which limits the consumption of carbohydrates.

Doctor Kashuh stated that giving up carbohydrates for the purpose of losing weight can seriously harm your health. The doctor explained that carbohydrates are an important source of energy necessary for brain function and muscle development during physical activity. According to Kashuh, for some chronic pathologies, avoiding carbohydrates can be especially dangerous.

“The keto diet can be dangerous for people with diseases of the liver, pancreas and cardiovascular system due to the high fat content and lack of carbohydrates – an important source of energy for the brain and muscles, including the heart,” said the doctor in a comment for
Carbohydrates are nutrients that the body uses to produce fat, which supports many important processes and functions (such as hormone production or immune system function). Without eating the required amount of carbohydrates, the body tries to compensate for this deficiency – its liver begins to synthesize cholesterol more intensively.

Gastroenterologist Kashuh drew attention to the fact that a lack of carbohydrates important for the body can trigger processes leading to an increase in low-density lipoproteins. Such lipoproteins more actively transport cholesterol, which increases the risk of cholesterol plaques and the development of atherosclerosis, the consequence of which is often a heart attack or stroke.

In addition, doctors advise not to resort to extremely low-calorie diets, mono-diets or express diets to lose weight. diets.

Earlier, the portal wrote about why doctors consider it very harmful to eat semolina porridge for breakfast.

Important !The information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Ekaterina Kashukh Ekaterina Kashukh Health gastroenterologist, candidate of medical sciences, expert of the Hemotest laboratory