The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets.
Studies indicate that cutting carbs can automatically reduce your appetite and calorie intake.
Almost without exception, low-carb diets lead to more short-term weight loss than low-fat diets. However, low-carb diets seem to lose their advantage in the long term.
A large percentage of the fat lost on low-carb diets tends to be harmful abdominal fat that is known to cause serious metabolic problems.
Low-carb diets are very effective at lowering blood triglycerides, which are fat molecules that increase your risk of heart disease.
Low-carb diets tend to be high in fat, which leads to an impressive increase in blood levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.
Cutting carbs may also reduce the number of total LDL particles in your bloodstream.
The best way to lower blood sugar and insulin levels is to reduce carb consumption, which may treat and possibly even reverse type 2 diabetes.
Cutting carbs leads to a significant reduction in blood pressure, which should reduce your risk of many common diseases.
Healthy low-carb diets effectively reverse all five key symptoms of metabolic syndrome, a serious condition which increases your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
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