So the first question I know you will be asking is what does following a low carbohydrate diet do to improve my health for the rest of my life?
And that's a great question. One of the most important things the following this type of diet will do for you is that you can significantly reduce the chances of you suffering from a heart attack or any other type of cardiac disease. And I know that this is going to shock most people, because it has been drilled into our brains that we should be eating mostly grains and starchy carbohydrates and avoiding all types of fat if we want to be healthy.
We have been mistakenly brainwashed to believe that all fats raises are bad cholesterol levels and increases our chances of suffering from some type of cardiac illness. But this is so totally wrong. The truth is if you follow this type of diet properly and eat just a good healthy fats that are naturally occurring in nature all around us you really would not be increasing your cholesterol levels. The opposite is true.
You will be increasing your overall health and wellness and decreasing your chances of getting sick. But this also means that you have to be careful with the starchy carbohydrates and all of the grains and breads that you normally eat every day. We now know that eating lots of starchy carbohydrates, grains, pasta, pizza, breads etc. will make us sick and fat. And that if you want to reduce the chances of you getting a heart attack or any other type of cardiac illness that you should really limit these types of foods. So the take away from this is to keep the amount of starchy carbohydrates that you are eating to a minimum and focus on eating good healthy protein, lots of nutritious vegetables and good healthy natural fats.
If you follow this type of diet you will lose weight, decrease your bad triglycerides, improve your blood pressure if it's too high, reduce your blood sugar levels and insulin levels – especially if you are diabetic, raise your good cholesterol levels, lower your bad cholesterol and you should feel more energy. If you take a serious look of everything that I have you said this is what most doctors would say is the way to prevent heart disease and strokes, it can also help you if you are suffering from diabetes, thyroid problems, hormonal issues and almost every other type of illness.
There are studies now showing us that following a diet that is lower in carbohydrates and and consist primarily of vegetables, healthy protein and healthy fats will also help reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Another benefit of this type of diet is that it can help get your diabetes under control and even prevent it and people that are pre-diabetic. There are a couple different types of diabetes. There is type I diabetes and type II diabetes.
With type I diabetes the body is not produce the proper amount of insulin. People that suffer from type I diabetes have a congenital problem that causes this, it's basically caused by their DNA. But most people that suffer from type II diabetes develop it because they are following a diet that is high in sugar, starchy carbohydrates and overall bed food choices and beverage choices.
Most people that are type II diabetic have been following a poor diet for many years. In a normal person when you have too much sugar in your bloodstream insulin carries it to yourselves. For people with type II diabetes this doesn't happen, the sugar just remains in your blood. If you are type II diabetic it could because you have a history of diabetes being in your family therefore it is genetic, it can also be because your diet is loaded with starchy carbohydrates, you don't exercise or get any type of physical activity or you can have a combination of all three of the above.. It's frightening that over 19 million people suffer from diabetes.
Please remember that if you are diabetic and you start this type of diet it will affect your blood sugar levels and you will have to keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels and test it more often. Please make sure you discuss this type of diet with your medical position that is managing your diabetes. And do not stop any type of medication unless you have discussed it with your medical physician and he/she has given you the approval. Never change any medications that you are taking unless you first discuss it with your medical physician that is prescribing that particular medication for you.
If you have a family history of diabetes and you are considering doing a low carbohydrate diet in the hopes of preventing or reducing the chances of you becoming diabetic you're on the right path. Some people may or may not get how diabetes, blood sugar and insulin is all connected and I will take a few minutes and explain that to now. When you eat carbohydrates, foods like your bread, pasta and rice this is converted by your body into sugar and this sugar of course enters the bloodstream and then your body has to get this sugar to the cells of your body to use his energy.
And it does this by having the pancreas produce insulin and insulin carries the sugar/glucose to the cells of your body for energy and also for fat storage. If you have consistently eat in an extreme amount of carbohydrates every day for several years this has caused her as low levels to be overproduced throughout this whole period of time and that in turn means that it will take a lot more insulin to maintain your blood sugar levels at a normal level. And believe it or not your pancreas can actually run out of insulin and this leads to diabetes. And if you have diabetes it means that your body is not able to maintain your blood sugar level at a healthy level.
A low carbohydrate in higher good healthy fat diet can also help decrease your blood pressure. I've seen all too often people coming in my office that are overweight, have diabetes and sugar levels that are out of control and high blood pressure. It seems that all of them go hand-in-hand with each other. And if you are following this type of diet it can help get all of them back to normal. Whether you realize it or not losing weight is one of the most surefire ways to help decrease your hypertension.
An added benefit of doing a low-carb higher fat diet is that because you're also decreasing the amount of carbohydrates you are eating you should be decreasing your blood sugar levels, and so levels as well as decreasing your body fat and this in turn will help decrease your high blood pressure. And if you happen to be sensitive to sodium following this type of diet also helps decrease the amount of excessive fluid retention in your body.
For help with weight loss you should consult with your weight loss doctors.