Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism
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Eating low-carbohydrate meals may lead to healthy changes in a person’s metabolism that don’t occur when consuming higher-carbohydrate meals, a small study suggests.
The researchers also found that the timing of exercise may play a role in how beneficial it is for your metabolism. The study’s senior author, Katarina Borer, said the study illustrates that small changes can make a difference, such as watching the kinds of foods you eat and not exercising at an inappropriate time.
The study reported that when people ate three meals containing just 30 percent carbohydrates over a 24-hour period, they had a 30 percent reduction in their after-meal insulin resistance and insulin levels. The study included 32 healthy postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 65. None had signs of diabetes or prediabetes.