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Low-Carb Diet – Can You Live Without Carb

Can you Live Without Carbs?

Supporters contend that the large amount of carbohydrates we eat has led to increased health problems, while others attribute the related health conditions to over eating of calories, unhealthy food, and lack of physical activity. They express concern that the reduced amounts of  fruits and vegetables in the low-carb diets may lead to some key nutrients deficiencies including fiber, folic acid, vitamin C, and other minerals.

Below is a listing of some related points from recent studies and scientific literature.

What Is Ketosis Diet (Ketogenic Diet)

The Atkins Diet: Is a low carb diet that restrict carbohydrate to a point where the body becomes Ketogenic (a high fat, low carb diet that includes normal amounts of protein).

Other Low-Carb Diets: The Zone and Life Without Bread are less confined.

The Sugar Busters: Only eliminates sugars and foods that elevate blood sugar levels excessively.

Ketogenic Diet Pros And Cons

All of the studies to date have been small with a diversity of research objectives. Most of the studies have two things in common, none of them had people in their study over the age of 53, and none of the studies lasted more than 90 days.

Short Term  And Long Term Low Carb Diet Side Effects

No short term bad effects have been found with glucose, cholesterol, insulin, and blood pressure levels among the people in the study. Losing weight leads to improvement in these levels, and it may offset an increase caused by a high fat diet.The weight changes with other types of diets are similar to the low carb diet.

Effects Of Low Carb Diet On The Body

A low carb diet may cause Ketosis, fatigue and constipation, vomiting, abdominal pain, and nausea, these symptoms usually disappear quickly.

It’s recommended that you drink at least 8 glasses of water daily when you’re on the low-carb diet.

The ketogenic diet, a low-carb, high-fat way of eating
The Ketogenic Diet – A Low Carb, High Fat Way Of Eating

If you’re planning to try the low-carb diet, do more research on the subject, and remember that there are many ways to lose weight. But if you have a health problem, then you can give the low-carb diet a try and see for yourself how you’ll feel on the low-carb diet after a couple of weeks.

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