Adopting a ketogenic diet means making quite a big change to your life. There are a lot of foods you will have to give up (either entirely or mostly – that is up to you), and you will probably be learning an abundance of new recipes as well.

Because it is such a big change, you probably want some assurance that it is going to be worth it, and not just for losing weight. After all, there are short-term diets you could try for weight loss which does not require as big a commitment.

But those short-term diets will not offer you the long-term health benefits that you will get if you start eating a low carb or ketogenic diet.

For example, a ketogenic diet is not only great for helping you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight but also is excellent for your cardiovascular health. When you eat a low-carb diet, you can balance your HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, your triglycerides and your blood pressure.

As it turns out, low carb and ketogenic diets offer many other benefits as well. They help you to manage your insulin levels (excellent if you are a diabetic or pre-diabetic patient, or if you just want to prevent diabetes). They fight metabolic syndrome and protect your brain health – and so much more.

Ready to discover all of the health benefits of low carb and ketogenic diets? Take a look at this infographic from AuthorityDiet.com which provides a list of health benefits backed by science journal references. As you will see, there are many reasons to make an effort to start eating fewer carbs, higher fat – and those reasons go far beyond the weight you can lose!