Exercise Myth Busters #39

High-carbohydrate, low-fat diets work best

This form of diet does not equal balanced eating! Just because something is fat-free does not mean that it is healthy for you. A lot of products now add more and more carbohydrates in place of fat to be listed as ‘fat-free’. But lowering your dietary fat intake and increasing your carbohydrate consumption is not the best way to get lean and healthy. The fact is, our bodies work much better with a balance of carbohydrates and protein. Protein is essential for building healthy muscles, maintaining a strong immune system and helps stabilise insulin levels. It also provides stable energy levels through its effect on insulin and blood sugar and controls your appetite. So much sure your eating a balanced diet of carbohydrates and protein.

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