5. It Drastically Reduces Insulin Resistance
Source: Samaha FF, et al. A low-carbohydrate as compared with a low-fat diet in severe obesity. New England Journal of Medicine, 2003.
As with blood sugar, your level of insulin resistance is directly linked to your health and risk of disease (21, 22, 23).
This study found that a ketogenic diet significantly lowered insulin levels in diabetics, which indicates reduced insulin resistance (21).
The ketogenic group also lost 12.8 lbs (5.8 kg), while the high-carb group lost only 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg). Triglyceride levels decreased by 20% in the ketogenic group, versus only 4% in the high-carb group.
Bottom Line: A ketogenic diet will drastically reduce insulin resistance, one of the most important markers of metabolic health.