Low carb diets have become very popular around the world as more and more people hop onto the trend, enticed by the promise of quick weight loss and slim waists. As the weight loss crazy youngsters increasingly follow ‘diet trends’ fads that are endorsed by social media influencers and celebrities, there is a rise in eating disorders as well as a number of other health complications, which not many are aware of. While eating foods excessively rich in processed or unhealthy carbohydrates is also unhealthy and should be avoided; carbs are also essential for a healthy and balanced diet and should not be completely done away with.
Carbohydrates from high-fibre fruits, vegetables and from whole grains can, in fact, help you in losing weight, by promoting satiety, keeping energy levels high for workouts and keeping blood pressure and blood sugar levels under check. Diets that are very low on carbohydrates and just focus on protein and fats, like the wildly popular ketogenic diet, may have certain long-term adverse impacts on the health of an individual.