7. Fight Metabolic Syndrome
If you are concerned about your heart health, you may be familiar with (and even worried about) what is known as ‘metabolic syndrome.’
Metabolic syndrome is not just one disorder, but a set of risk factors, which combined significantly raise your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
These risk factors are (44):
- Low levels of HDL-cholesterol (the ‘good’ cholesterol)
- High triglycerides
- Obesity, particularly in the abdominal area
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar
Because more and more people are obese, metabolic syndrome is becoming a particularly pervasive problem in today’s world.
In fact, metabolic syndrome is so common that researchers believe it may soon overtake smoking as the number one cause of heart disease.
Researchers also emphasize that you can treat metabolic syndrome through lifestyle changes.
A low-carb diet is the perfect example of a lifestyle change which can treat and possibly even cure metabolic syndrome.
Remember, we have already demonstrated that a low-carb diet can raise your HDL cholesterol, lower triglycerides, control blood sugar levels, and reduce high blood pressure.
Next, we are going to address how low-carb helps to control body weight, and may even help you burn fat in the abdominal area.