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10 Health Benefits Of Low-carb And Ketogenic Diets

Low-carb diets have been controversial for decades. They were originally demonized by fat-phobic health professionals and the media. People believed that these diets would raise cholesterol and cause heart disease because of the high fat content. However... times are changing. Since the year 2002, over 20 human studies have been conducted on low-carb diets. In almost every one of those studies, low-carb diets come out ahead of the diets they are compared to. Not only does low-carb cause more weight loss, it also leads to major improvements in most risk factors... including cholesterol. Here are the 10 proven health benefits of low-carb and ketogenic diets. Hunger is the single worst side effect of dieting. It is one of the main reasons why many people feel miserable and eventually give up on their diets. One of the best things about eating low-carb is that it leads to an automatic reduction in appetite (1). The studies consistently show that when people cut carbs and eat more protein and fat, they end up eating much fewer calories. In fact... when researchers are comparing low-carb and low-fat diets in studies, they need to actively restrict calories in the low-fat groups to make t Continue reading >>

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  1. beyondthesmile

    Does keto affect blood pressure?

    I was pleasantly surprised to find that my blood pressure has dropped (a good thing). This past summer my diastolic number was always 80ish, usually a bit higher than that. I checked my blood pressure a few times a few days ago and found that my BP has dropped to 107/74 (108/75 at one point). I don't think this is just from working out because I was working out in the summer and my BP didn't change much.
    The only thing I can think of is that since starting keto I eat less processed food, which are usually laden with sodium. But could this change make a difference in such a short time?
    Does keto itself (either being in ketosis, or eating a higher fat, low carb diet) affect blood pressure? I'm not complaining, just wondering what I can attribute this positive change to

  2. CanuckTank

    you betcha, mine dropped as well. Less fat, less blood pressure.

  3. DecemberDays86

    It's two things. Like you said, the low-sodium nature of keto helps reduce blood pressure. The other thing is that your body tends to hold onto less water when you have little to no carbohydrates to burn off. This further reduces the amount of water in your body and makes your BP drop.
    My BP is usually 120/70 and on keto it can get as low as 100/60 in the morning. Stay hydrated!

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