5 Health Benefits of Low-Carb & Ketogenic Dieting
In case you didn’t already know, ChipMonk was founded by Jose Hernandez after he learned to manage his Type II Diabetes with a low carb, keto diet. That’s why we are so dedicated to providing the best-tasting low-carb, sugar free desserts money can buy. We believe that people don’t need excess sugar and carbs to eat well and feel good. In fact there are a number of scientifically proven health benefits to low carb and ketogenic dieting:
1. Reduced Appetite
The worst part about any diet is hunger. In fact, hunger is the number one reason why people give up on their diet and health goals. But you might be surprised to learn that sticking to a low-carb diet actually reduces your appetite over time. In fact, several studies show that when we cut down on carbs and eat more protein and fats, we tend to eat far fewer calories overall.
2. Increased ‘Good’ Cholesterol
High-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol is positively correlated with a lower risk for heart disease, the number one killer in the United States. And it’s no surprise that one of the easiest ways to increase your HDL levels is by eating lots of healthy fats. So if you’re practicing a ketogenic, low-carb, high-fat diet, you aren’t just losing weight, you are also protecting your heart!
3. Reduced Blood Sugar and Insulin
Low carb, ketogenic diets are also especially helpful for people with diabetes (like our founder, Jose!), because cutting carbs lowers blood sugar and insulin levels dramatically. In face, some people with diabetes who switch to a low-carb diet may be ab le to reduce their insulin dosage by 50% almost immediately!
4. Lower Blood Pressure
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a huge risk factor for several diseases including heart disease, stroke, and even kidney failure! And because low carb diets are an effective way to lower your blood pressure, they have the additional benefit of protecting your body and reducing the risk of these common diseases.
5. Improves Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome is a collection of symptoms including abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, elevated fasting blood sugar levels, high triglycerides, and low “good” HDL cholesterol. Fortunately a low-carb diet is extremely effective in treating all 5 of those unwanted symptoms.