We all know that eating carbohydrates isn’t good for our health but do you know why? Eating carbohydrates can harm your liver. When you eat too many carbohydrates, your liver converts them into, you guessed it, FAT. Do this for long enough and you can have fatty liver disease, which can lead to cirrhosis (where scar tissue replaces healthy tissue and prevents the liver from working as it should) as well as liver failure. Who wants any of these?
Your “best friends” like soda, bread, pasta, ice cream, candy, sweetened anything (especially if sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup), and alcohol, are really our worst enemies – they taste so good (in an addictive sort of way – don’t you always want more of them?). You’ll feel so much better when you start cutting these “bad” carbs out of your diet.
The solution: a low-carb diet. People who cut their carb intake can reverse their fatty liver within six months AND experience weight-loss.
So what does a low-carb diet look like? You replace all those bad carbs with good carbs: vegetables (your parents were right after all!)
“Eat your vegetables! It’s good for you.”
Sure, at first it’s not as enticing as eating sugar, bread, pasta etc. but after a little while on this new way of eating, you will feel SO much better that you probably won’t want to go back to your old ways. If you have to have a carb, go for a gluten-free and sugar-free option. Your body will thank you for it. To your health![Source: Eric C. Westman, MD, director, Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, and author of a study reported in Nutrition & Metabolism.]