10 benefits of a Low Carb Diet

The low carb diet has been gaining more and more adepts and this nutritional strategy for weight loss is based on a lower intake of carbohydrates and a higher intake of healthy fats and proteins, as well as being based on the ingestion of vegetables, fruits (type and amounts recommended), seeds and oilseeds.

The top 10 benefits of a low carb diet are:

  1. Greater satiety and less hunger

The healthy fats and proteins present in greater amounts in the diet are responsible for giving a greater sense of satiety compared to the consumption of carbohydrates. And also because having a smaller amount of insulin being released into the bloodstream also there is a reduction in the feeling of hunger.

  1. Weight Loss and Loss of Body Fat

Insulin is the hormone responsible for storing body fat and preventing body fat from being used as a source of energy, so by having a lower release of insulin into the bloodstream, there is greater use of body fat as a source of energy.

  1. Blood glucose control and diabetes control

When there is lower consumption of carbohydrates there is better control of blood sugar levels.

  1. Treatment of PCOS

In polycystic ovarian syndrome, hyperinsulinemia occurs (excessive insulin production, a hormone necessary for the uptake of glucose by whole body cells for energy generation), which evolves to insulin resistance, similar to that found in patients with pre-diabetes.

With a lower intake of carbohydrates in the low carb diet, there is less release of insulin, which helps in the treatment of PCOS.

  1. Improvement of lipid profile

There is a reduction in triglyceride levels and an increase in HDL (good cholesterol) helping to prevent and control the risk of cardiovascular disease.

  1. Foods with more flavour

When you include more healthy fats in your diet, foods become much tastier, so you will not follow a monotonous and tasteless diet, on the contrary, you will eat healthy and very tasty foods.

  1. Diet with high nutritional value

Traditional low-fat diets have few nutrients, but in the low-carb diet, the basis of your diet will be vegetables and healthy fats filled with nutrients for your body.

  1. Reduction of blood pressure

Several studies show that a low carb diet tends to lead to a decrease in blood pressure in those people who have this high marker.

  1. Treatment of the metabolic syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is a condition that is highly associated with the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

In fact, it is a set of symptoms:

* Abdominal obesity

* High Blood Pressure

* High blood sugar levels

* High triglycerides

* Low levels of HDL

All five symptoms get much better on a low carbohydrate diet.

A 2012 study published in The American Journal of Epidemiology found that low-carb diets are more effective in reducing certain metabolic risk factors and heart disease than low-fat diets.

  1. Ease in maintaining weight and following this lifestyle

People report that the low carb diet is very simple and easy to be applied on a daily basis as it is based on the use of real food from day today.


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