When it comes to treating diabetes, obesity and epilepsy, low carb diets have been used for many years as a therapeutic tool.
Millions of people have been very successful with it.
In spite of all of this, nutritionists and other health experts do not recommend a low carb diet citing that it can be too dangerous and unhealthy in the long run.
Many claim the scientific evidence behind low carb diets is insufficient and refer to them as a ‘fad’ diet.
In this article, I will prove them wrong.
Ten years ago, there was not much scientific evidence behind the low-carbohydrate diet, however since 2003, there have been over 27 randomized, controlled, scientific human trials.
Randomized controlled trials are the gold standard in the public health and medical science community that prove safety, cause and effect.
In this article, I will review 27 trials that were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Nature (2003-2016)
Over the years, I have asked Nutritionists and other health experts who are against low-carb diets to prove they are ineffective or unsafe. The fact is – such trials do not exist.
All of the randomized controlled trials compare the low-carb diet to the standard, calorie-restricted, low-fat diet that is often recommended by many health professionals.