15 Health Benefits of Low-Carb & Ketogenic Diets (I Love No. 9)

4. Blood Pressure Decreases on a Low-Carb Diet

It is a well-known fact that chronic high blood pressure can lead to hypertensive heart disease (24).

High blood pressure is also a factor which can increase your risk for kidney failure or stroke.

High blood pressure is extremely common, so much so it is nearly ubiquitous. According to the CDC, around 1 in 3 American adults suffer from high blood pressure. That is 70 million people. Even young people and children can suffer from high blood pressure.

If you are looking for a long-term diet to decrease your blood pressure, low-carb is an ideal choice. Studies demonstrate that low-carb can help to lower chronically high blood pressure, lowering your risk for related diseases (25, 26, 27).

Additionally, it has been demonstrated that controlling your insulin levels can reduce blood pressure (28).

Low-carb diets help to control insulin levels (29).
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