Ketogenic diets have been in controversies for decades.
They were in the beginning criticized by fat-phobic Dieticians and the media.
People assumed that these diets would raise blood cholesterol levels and cause cardiovascular disease because of the high-fat content.
But things changed over the years…
In past 1 decade, several human studies have been conducted on ketogenic diets.
In nearly every one of those studies, keto diets come out ahead of all other diets.
Not only does a ketogenic diet cause more weight loss, it also leads to major improvements in several health risks.
Here are the 7 proven health benefits of ketogenic diets.
- Keto Diets Suppresses Your Appetite
Hunger is the single most evil side effect of dieting.
It is one of the most common reasons why most people feel dejected and ultimately give up on their diets.
One of the best things about ketogenic diet is that it leads to a habitual reduction in appetite
- Keto Diets Lead to More Weight Loss
Cutting carbohydrates is one of the easiest and most helpful ways to lose weight.
Studies show that people on ketogenic diets burn more fat, faster, than people on low-fat diets…
One of the reasons for this is that keto diets tend to flush out excess water from the body. Because of the lower body insulin levels, the kidneys start flushing out excess sodium, resulting in a rapid weight loss in the first week or two of a ketogenic diet.
- Help in Losing Tummy Fat
Not all fat in the body is the same and not all fat is life threatening.
It’s the region that fat is stored that decides how it will affect your health and risk of disease.
Subcutaneous fat (under the skin) is less harmful as compared to the visceral fat (in the abdominal cavity).
Visceral fat is fat that tends to accumulate around the organs.
Having a lot of fat around organs can drive inflammation, insulin resistance and is supposed to be a major cause of the metabolic dysfunction which is very common in Western countries these days.
Ketogenic diets are highly effective at reducing the risky abdominal fat.
- Lower Down Triglycerides Levels
Triglycerides are commonly known as fat molecules.
Blood Triglyceride levels are a strong heart disease risk factor.
The main driver of high triglycerides levels in the blood is carbohydrate consumption, especially the simple sugar that everyone consumes on daily basis.
When people cut down carbohydrates, they tend to have a very drastic reduction in their blood triglycerides levels.
- Increases Good Cholesterol
One of the best ways to increase Good Cholesterol or HDL levels is to eat fat… and Ketogenic diets include a lot of fat. Good Fat.
- Reduced Blood Glucose Levels as well as Insulin
By cutting carbohydrates in your daily diet, you instantly remove the need for all of that insulin resulting in drastic drop in both blood sugar and insulin levels, which is a boom for diabetic patient.
- Regulates Blood Pressure
Ketogenic diets are an efficient way to reduce blood pressure, which cuts down the risk of cardiovascular diseases and help you live a longer life.