A low-carb diet, or ketogenic diet, is a diet designed by Dr. Geyelin in the 20s. He noticed that a low-carb diet reduces the number of seizures in his patients, and that’s how he created it.
He discovered that the diet helps control hunger, reduce cholesterol levels, burn body fat, and control blood sugar levels. It also encourages the production of ketones in the liver which supply the body and brain with energy.
The body uses the ketones as an alternative fuel source when blood sugar is in short supply. Consuming very few carbs (which are quickly broken down into blood glucose) and moderate amounts of protein allow the production of ketones in the body.
People who’ve tried the ketogenic diet say that is helped them manage their diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, and Alzheimer’s.
According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, this diet helps improve insulin sensitivity by up to 75 percent, which is really incredible.
Nevertheless, you’re not allowed to consume sugar when following this diet, as opposed to the high-carb diet which uses it as an energy source. Here, the body uses the accumulated fat as an energy source, thus burning it.
This is excellent for those who are trying to lose some pounds, but also for those who want to eat less and still have plenty of energy.
Note: Make sure you consult a doctor or nutritionist before making any dietary changes.
Avoid carb foods which are loaded with starch and sugar. Some of them include rice, potatoes, pasta, and bread. Not to mention the sugary foods like donuts, candies, cakes, chocolate bars, soda, and juices.
Also, avoid processed foods.
Just follow this diet and you’ll experience some pretty amazing benefits for your blood sugar, cholesterol, energy, and weight.