4. It Can Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Source: Dashti HM, et al. Beneficial effects of ketogenic diet in obese diabetic subjects. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2008.
Over the years, high-carb diets and poor insulin function can lead to high blood sugar levels (16).
High blood sugar levels can lead to type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and premature aging, to name a few (17, 18, 19, 20).
Interestingly, a ketogenic diet can be highly beneficial for people with diabetes and high blood sugar levels.
As shown in the graph, removing carbs from your diet can drastically lower blood sugars in those who have high blood sugars to begin with (16).
Bottom Line: The ketogenic diet is extremely effective at lowering blood sugar levels, a key marker of long-term health.