Gastroenterologist Belousov: lack of carbohydrates can lead to serious diseases

According to gastroenterologist Evgeniy Belousov, a diet low in carbohydrates or without them at all can cause weakness and irritability. The matter will end with serious illnesses.

Why is this happening? Carbohydrates are responsible for the processes of getting rid of toxins, lowering cholesterol and forming the basis for a balanced diet. The absence of important elements is harmful to health and is generally dangerous for people with pathologies of the heart, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys and blood vessels. 

In addition, a lack of fiber in the diet can lead to digestive problems and, as a result, lead to the accumulation of toxins.

“A lack of carbohydrates in the diet can lead to the development of serious diseases,” the doctor noted.

More about the dangers of a carbohydrate-free diet.

1. Lack of nutrients. Avoiding carbohydrates results in a lack of important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that are typically found in carbohydrate foods such as fruits, vegetables and grains. This can lead to energy deficiency and negatively impact overall health.

2. Risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. A low-carbohydrate diet, especially if it is rich in animal fats, increases cholesterol levels, which contributes to the development of cardiovascular diseases.

3. Limiting food variety. High risk of “breaking”

4. A no-carbohydrate diet may cause digestive problems such as constipation or diarrhea due to lack of fiber and changes in gut bacteria.

5. Limiting physical activity. A low-carbohydrate diet reduces energy levels and endurance, and this limits physical activity and the ability to exercise.

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< b>Important! 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.