A low-carb diet limits carbohydrates, primarily found in sugary foods, pasta, and bread. Instead, it emphasizes foods high in protein and fat. There are different types of low-carb diets, and the number of carbs you consume can vary, but it typically ranges from 20 to 150 grams of net carbs per day.
- Weight Loss: Lowering carbohydrate intake can lead to a decrease in appetite and water weight loss, promoting fat loss in the long term.
- Stable Blood Sugar: Reducing carbs can help stabilize blood sugar levels, especially beneficial for diabetics or those with insulin resistance.
- Heart Health: Some studies suggest a low-carb diet can improve heart health markers such as cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Brain Function: Some people report clearer thinking and increased concentration with fewer carbs.
- Digestive Health: Reduced consumption of processed foods and sugars can lead to improved gut health.