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

9. Boost Your Mood

The same study above that demonstrated that low-carb diets improve satiety (49) also demonstrated another benefit.

It turns out that low-carb diets not only help you feel full but also regulate your mood.

This means that if you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders, you may feel more level-headed, relaxed, and balanced when you eat a low-carb diet.

If you suffer from chronic depression or anxiety, you know that these disorders not only reduce your quality of life on activities and relationships but that they can also produce physical symptoms in your body.

Over time, these ongoing side-effects can reduce your overall health. For example, depression is strongly linked to cardiovascular disease (50).

Boosting your mood is thus yet another way in which a low-carb diet protects your overall well-being. Ultimately this includes your physical as well as your psychological health.
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