Low Carbohydrate Diets Essay

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There is a long standing argument on whether lower carbohydrate diets are healthy or unhealthy for people. Low carbohydrate diets are used by millions of people across the world that are trying to lose weight or lower blood sugar. Low carbohydrate diets have been used to lower insulin levels for people with prediabetes and diabetes. A study was done in the early 2000s that showed that low carbohydrate diets have a significance on insulin levels because the insulin levels went down by 27 percent (Samaha et al.). Low carbohydrate diets have also showed that cholesterol levels are lowered when used. Some low carbohydrate diets that are used are Paleo, Adkins, and Ketone. Low carbohydrate diets are believed to be healthy because they help with weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and lower cholesterol levels. …show more content…

High cholesterol levels cause many people to have high blood pressure which causes them to be on medicine to control high blood pressure. Low carbohydrate diets lower cholesterol levels which ultimately lower blood pressure or stabilize it. Low carbohydrate diets ultimately prevent or lessen heart attacks and seizures because cholesterol levels are lower. A study was done to see if HDL cholesterol levels are higher after a person participates in a low carbohydrate diet. The study showed that low carbohydrate diets are better than low fat diets because there was more HDL cholesterol after the low carb diet (Ruled me). HDL cholesterol is the “good cholesterol” or the cholesterol that gets taken in by the liver to be recycled or destroyed. Low carbohydrate diets are easy to be controlled because people eat mostly everything except snacks, bread, and anything with many carbohydrates in them. Low carbohydrate diets make it easier to control cholesterol levels than conventional diets because there is no difficult mathematical struggle of counting everything that is

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