Health Boons of Low Carb Diets

Low carb diets usually result in:

  • • Optimal blood-glucose control, meaning that you will enjoy more stable blood-sugar levels. This assists in reducing hunger by eliminating sugar 'spikes' and maintaining satiety.
  • • Better insulin sensitivity. Research reveals that a reduction in total carb-consumption, or a reduction in high-glycemic carbs - when combined with regular physical exercise, can bring down glucose intolerance, leading to improved weight control and health. In a recent study, diabetic participants on a low-carbohydrate diet reduced their fasting blood-sugar levels by about 9 percent, versus only 2 percent for low-fat dieters. Seven of these diabetics were able to reduce their dose of insulin or other medication to control blood sugar.
  • • Improved cholesterol levels and lower triglycerides. When saturated fat consumption is kept within limits, research shows that a calorie-controlled low carb diet will improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels, leading to reduced risk of heart disease.

 
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What low carb plan have you tried the most?
Atkins Diet
52%
South Beach Diet
12%
No White Diet - no white flour, potatoes, white rice
11%
No sugars, high sugar fruit, starchy vegetables
6%
I created my own low carb plan
20%
Total votes: 1076

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