Ito lang naman yung ilan sa mga health benefits ng low-carb at yung Keto diets na sumisikat ngayon.
Take time to read, mga beshywaps! 👍😉
1. Increase your HDL (Good) Cholesterol Levels
One of the best ways you can boost your HDL levels is by eating more fat in your diet like a ketogenic diet, not less.
2. Control your LDL (Bad) Cholesterol
Elevated LDL levels are associated with a heightened risk of heart disease.
Studies have discovered that there are different sizes of LDL particles:
• Larger LDL particles do not significantly increase the risk of heart disease.
Eating low-carb both reduces the amount of LDL in your bloodstream, and raises the size of the particles.
3. Lower your Triglycerides
Triglycerides are fat molecules in your blood stream.
Studies have found the following:
Low Dietary carbohydrates –> Low Triglycerides –> Low risk of heart disease
4. Blood Pressure Decreases
Studies demonstrate that low-carb can help to lower chronically high blood pressure, lowering your risk of related diseases.
Additionally, it has been demonstrated that controlling your insulin levels can reduce blood pressure, and low-carb diets help control insulin levels.
5. Manage your Insulin
Insulin is an important hormone which controls what your body does with glucose (store it or burn it).
Low Dietary carbohydrates –> Low Blood glucose –> Low Insulin release –> Control type 2 diabetes
Many people with diabetes who switch to low-carb can reduce their medications or even stop taking them altogether.
6. Shed Excess Water Weight
When your insulin levels are properly regulated, your kidney function improves.
With the kidney performing more efficiently, your body retains water for a briefer period of time.
This prevents bloating and may also prevent chronic water retention.
Since low-carb diets are excellent for regulating your insulin levels, the diet is perfect for shedding excess water weight.
7. Burn Belly Fat
If you have a lot of fat in the abdominal cavity, you can develop a number of different health problems, including metabolic dysfunction, insulin resistance, and inflammation.
Low-carb diets can result in greater fat loss than low-fat diets. It turns out that they can also lead to a greater percentage of fat loss in the abdominal area.
8. Fight Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a set of five risk factors, which combined significantly raise your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
These risk factors are:
• High fasting blood sugar
These five risk factors all improve significantly on a low-carb diet.
9. Suppress Your Appetite
EATING MORE PROTEIN CAN HELP YOU TO FEEL FULL.
By eating more fat (moderate protein) on a low-carb ketogenic diet
–> Ketosis –> Body adjusts to predominantly burn fat (ketosis) for energy –> Access to your body fat for energy –> Don’t need to snack on carbohydrate foods to top up blood glucose levels.
• For a ketogenic diet, protein would be moderate and the fat portion higher. The ratio ranges could be 5-10% carbs, 15-30% protein and 60-75% (or more) fat.
Sugar is also highly addictive and may even be more addictive than cocaine. On a low-carb diet, you eat fewer carbohydrates and hence less sugar, so you won’t be tempted to snack because of addiction.
10. Boost your Mood
If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders, you may feel more level-headed, relaxed, and balanced when you eat a low-carb diet.
11. Effectively Treat Epilepsy
Since 1921, the ketogenic diet, which is high in fat, low in carbohydrates, and moderate in protein, has been used as a treatment option for epilepsy in children.
A meta-analysis of 19 different studies on 1084 pediatric patients with epilepsy to evaluate the effectiveness of a low-carb diet, found:
56% saw seizures dropped by half or greater.
12. Fight Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease
A ketogenic diet low in carbohydrates could thwart Alzheimer’s disease by delivering more essential fatty acids than you would get from a regular or high-carb diet.
Studies have demonstrated that taking in higher amounts of unsaturated fatty acids may help prevent the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Wait what about saturated fat? A study of 5395 participants found that higher saturated fat consumption reduced the risk of dementia by 9%.
A study of 937 elderly people found that those who consumed the most carbohydrate had an 89% increased risk of mild cognitive impairment or dementia.
Ang dami naman palang health benefits ng low-carb at Keto diets eh! Pero syempre moderation is the key. Yung tama at sakto lang dapat. Ayos ba, mga beshywap? 😉