For decades low carb diet has been very controversial but despite the recent hype, a ketogenic diet is not something new because this has been used in medicine for almost 100 years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children.
There are some people who assert that this can cause heart disease because it raises our cholesterol level due to their high-fat content. In most scientific studies a well-formulated ketogenic diet (low carb, high fat, moderate protein) proves their worth as healthy and beneficial because the intake of fat is not only safe but imperative for long-term success.
Furthermore, this low-carb diet not only causes more weight loss but also leads to major improvements in most risk factors for heart disease, cardiac arrest, with lowering of triglycerides, improved blood pressure, improved glycemic control including cholesterol. Here are the top 3 advantages, read on.
- Improves Your Cholesterol – It sounds crazy that eating fat can improve our cholesterol. Since this will go against everything we have heard from the medical establishment let’s look at the whole picture here. This refers to “cholesterol” in general not the bad one or a good one or anyone specific type of cholesterol. Ratio between cholesterol to HDL ratio, Triglyceride to HDL, insulin sensitivity, and other metabolic measures are more powerful predictors of cardiovascular health than just LDL and all these markers improve LCHF also known as Low Carb High Fat lifestyle.
- Triglycerides Tend to Drop Drastically – If you’re not familiar with Triglycerides, these are fat molecules that circulate in your bloodstream. It is known to be a strong heart disease risk factor for high-level triglycerides. However, when you cut carbs, you tend to experience a very dramatic reduction in blood triglycerides.
- LCHF Lifestyle Leads to Healthier Decisions – We tend to make wrong decisions and find it difficult to concentrate when you are fatigued and achy. It’s far too easy to reach for the chips and cookies and lay on the couch when things look glum and we don’t feel well. Try to compare in making these decisions when you are well rested, energetic, and seeing the world more clearly. Most people agree that the better you feel, the better decisions you make.
Keto’s main key is eating healthy fats while cutting out the mainstay of carbs. This means that not only can these diets improve your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, but they also reduce your appetite, boost weight loss and lower your triglycerides which will give you a healthy heart.