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24 Health Benefits of Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diets

If we count, there are numerous health benefits to cut-carbohydrate diets. According to the research study, while others have been commonly reported among people who have reduced the carbohydrate in their diets.

All around the world, not all persons will acquire all these health benefits. Especially those people who are more careful with carbohydrates are likely to get the most benefit.

Scientifically Demonstrated

  • Weight loss
  • Improved triglycerides
  • Reduced blood glucose for diabetics and pre-diabetics
  • Increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol
  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Lower blood insulin level
  • Low carb diet or Ketogenic diets used to treat seizure disorders.

Preliminary Evidence

Some of the collective data reports have shown these benefits from carbohydrate reduction.

  • Improvements in acne
  • Improvements in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • A ketogenic diet may improve Parkinson’s disease
  • Improvements in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, for some people

Commonly Reported

  • Increased energy
  • Less heartburn
  • Cravings for sweets gone or dramatically reduced
  • Better mental concentration; no “brain fog”
  • Improved mood; emotions more even
  • ”Compulsive” or “emotional” eating gone
  • Low carb diet enhanced dental hygiene (less dental plaque; improved gum health)

Sometimes Reported

Again, a low carb diet can in no way be considered a cure for these conditions, and this is not a scientific survey.

These have been mentioned enough to make me think that there is validity to them for some people.

  • Improvement in joint or muscle pain
  • Fewer headaches
  • PMS improved
  • Reduced intestinal gas
  • Improvement in skin appearance

How Much Carbohydrate is “Low”?

Low-carb diets can be challenging to know what people are talking about! Diet studies have labeled everything from 5% to 45% of calories from carbohydrates as “low-carb”.

And, there are different amounts of carbohydrate needs for different people, due to something variously called “carbohydrate sensitivity”, “carbohydrate tolerance”, “metabolic resistance” and other terms.

How Much Weight Can You Lose?

The fact is that it’s not easy to say how much weight one person will lose on a low-carb diet.

As we know, that person who has to get rid of a hundred pounds by eating low-carb, and kept it off over 5 years. But those people who have reduced 45-65 pounds and kept it off for several years.
But plenty of others gain more modest amounts of weight and got discouraged.

However, at the same time, they were often gain the number of other health benefits, such as lower blood pressure and blood sugar.
(These results are consistent with most research into weight-loss diets.) Also, just achieving a stable weight can be a big benefit, especially for people who were finding themselves getting heavier and heavier.

My own weight, which is still well above “normal”, has been stable for over 12 years, which is a huge relief.

In addition, I have received many of the other typical health benefits, improved energy levels, and much more. My doctor tells me I would be diabetic by now if I wasn’t following this way of eating