A recent statement from our Canadian Health Minister said, heart disease is currently one of the leading causes of death in Canada, second only to cancer. Approximately 2.6 million Canadian adults aged 20 and older live with ischemic heart disease (IHD), the most common type of heart disease. Read below how a low-fat ketogenic diet can help reduce the risk.
Weight Loss: One of the most significant risk factors for heart disease is overweight and obesity. While all weight loss is good, keto or no, ketosis has other health benefits directly related to your body being in this metabolic state. See below.
Lowers Blood Pressure: Ketosis has a natural diuretic affect on the body. Lowering insulin levels in your body causes less potassium and sodium to be stored and less water is retained, blood volume goes down and your blood pressure decreases. Clients on the Ideal Protein need to work closely with their Physician to monitor and reduce medications.
Improves Lipid Profile: The Ideal Protein diet can improve your lipid profile by reducing triglycerides and increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels.
Reduced Inflammation: When produced during ketosis, the ketone β-hydroxybutyrate, blocks the inflammasome NLRP3, this combined with an already anti-inflammatory diet including Omega 3 supplementation can help to lower your risk of heart disease.