How to make a Low Carb Diet Healthy?

How to make a Low Carb Diet Healthy?


Hi, I’m Dr. Steve. Are you on one of the many diets that are
low in carbohydrates? If you are, or you know somebody who is, then
I’m going to tell you how to do it in a much healthier way. Because it’s possible that you, or somebody
you know, is doing it all wrong, and it could be really unhealthy. These low carb diets have become very popular
in the last 10 years or so. The popular ones are the Paleo diet, the Atkins
diet, the Zone diet, the South Beach diet, the Earth diet, and the very low carb and
the zero-carb diet. Chances are that you’re following one of them,
or know somebody who is. There is MUCH to like about these low carb
diets, for example, they are low in simple and refined sugars and carbohydrates, they
TEND to have adequate levels of vitamin B12, carnitine, DHA, essential amino acids, iron,
calcium and iodine: things that CAN be dangerously low among vegans. I’ll talk more about the challenges and solutions
for vegetarians and vegans in my newsletter. But for all their numerous benefits, the low
carb diet CAN be improved – IF HEALTH IS IMPORTANT TO YOU. I’ll list some of the challenges that need
to be overcome. Low carb diets OFTEN: * don’t have enough phytochemicals
* they often have too much iron * they are often full of unhealthy charred
meat, * they often contain unhealthy preservatives
* they are often high in oxidized cholesterol * they are often high in polyunsaturated fats
* they are often low in certain vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C. This is mainly a concern in the zero-carb
group. First let me say that I am not trying to argue
theology. I’m not trying to say that any of these diets
is wrong or bad. I’m just suggesting that there are a few VERY
SIMPLE ways to make them MUCH healthier in the long term – according to the SCIENCE. In order to keep this video short, I’ll tell
you the most important one here and cover the rest of the issues in detail in my newsletter. The single most important thing you should
do to improve the health of a high meat diet is… to increase your phytochemical intake! Here’s how to do it and not violate your particular
diet philosophy: If you are following the Paleo diet, or one
of the other low carb diets, then increasing your phytochemical intake is not difficult. Follow the basic rule: color, flavor and variety. Increase the amount of spices, fruits and
vegetables with lots of different colors and pungent flavors, and eat a wide variety of
them, not simply the same things every day. Even for very low carb and zero-carb diets,
there ARE carb-free phytochemicals that you can easily incorporate into your meals. There is NO excuse for not doing it – it’s
extremely important! Carb-free phytochemicals are found primarily
in spices and teas, and supplements. Drink hot tea or cold tea at EVERY meal – never
drink plain water. Green tea is best, but try different kinds
of tea, including herbal teas for occasional variety. And for ALL low or no carb diets, use a large
quantity of diverse spices in your meal preparation in EVERY meal. This includes marinating the meat in a spice
broth for at least a few hours before cooking it – or don’t cook it at all. Think sushi or carpaccio. And if you do cook the meat, then cook it
VERY lightly on lower heat, flipping often. I’ll talk about tea and spice combinations,
marinades, healthy cooking techniques, and specific supplements in my newsletter. So phytochemicals is number one, but there
are many other important issues to discuss on the topic of low carb diets. So sign up for my free newsletter at my blog,
steveonhealth.com. Right now! And don’t forget, following a health and diet
philosophy doesn’t mean that you are a member of a CULT! You have the RIGHT to question the various
aspects of the diet and improve on them! Stay informed!

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