Carbohydrates are one of the 3 main macronutrients in our body. Carbohydrates are very important in providing energy resources and allowing our body to function properly. Most of the people will think of reducing their daily carbohydrates intake when they think of losing weight. Reducing carbohydrates intake such as rice, noodles, and breads definitely reduces your weight in the short-term. 

How about the long term effect of reducing carbohydrates intake?

It’s detrimental and bad to our health if we don’t take any carbohydrates in the long-term. This is because our body requires carbohydrates to produce energy. When we run out of carbohydrates, our body will start to utilize glycogen (storage form of carbohydrates) in our liver. Eventually when we really run out of all carbohydrates, our body will start to use our muscle (protein) as an energy resource to replace carbohydrates. It’s dangerous when we reduce carbohydrates intake for long term especially for elderly. 

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As natural aging occurs, our body will have more visceral fat and reduce in overall muscle mass.  The protein loss will become more drastic if we still reduce our carbohydrates intake. It’s pathological if elderly lose too much muscle mass which can lead to sarcopenia. It is worse if the elderly fall easily due to lack of protein which can lead to fracture or death. 

Lastly, we must take care of our body and ensure that we are taking adequate amounts of macronutrients and micronutrients. It is also important to get good carbohydrates such as wholegrains, nuts, quinoa, sweet potato and others in our diet.  Taking good carbohydrates is important in preventing chronic diseases such as high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes mellitus.

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