If you are confused about whether to eat a low carb diet, low-fat or fat-free diet, the confusion ends here in this guide to low carb eating.
For years, many people bought into the myth that increasing fat in the diet could lead to all sorts of health issues, especially heart disease.
The food supplies responded by producing every food imaginable labeled ‘fat-free.’
However, in the past several years, many health professionals are embracing the fact that a low carb diet that is higher in protein and fat is a much better way to eat in order to avoid obesity and other chronic diseases (1, 2).
Many of the studies of low-carbohydrate diets have been conducted on people that are already dealing with health issues such as heart disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
The one thing people on low-carbohydrate diets have in common is improvement in the following areas:
- Reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol
- Increased HDL (good) cholesterol
- Improved triglycerides
- Stable blood sugar levels
- Weight loss