A low-carbohydrate diet, as the name suggests, is a diet that emphasizes protein-based foods, with very little carbohydrate-containing foods (bread and other grains, sugar, various fruits) in your overall diet.
The benefits of a low-carb diet include weight loss, improved blood sugar control and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, improved blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Because low-carb diets tend to be high in protein, they can also help maintain muscle mass, which is important for overall health and metabolism. While there is no specific formula, it is very important to follow it under the supervision of a doctor or dietitian for your health. It is generally preferred for rapid weight loss in a short period of time.
- Research has shown that correctly applied low-carbohydrate diets may be effective in relieving epilepsy and reducing glucose and insulin resistance in obese individuals with type-2 diabetes.
- Consuming too few carbohydrates unconsciously may do more harm than good. A very low-carbohydrate diet can cause blood sugar to drop to critical limits, disrupt the balance of hormone production in the thyroid gland and lead to underactive thyroid called hypothyroidism.
- Low carbohydrate diet also threatens liver and kidney health when practiced unconsciously for a long time.
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