The popularity of the high-fat, low-carb keto diet for weight loss has skyrocketed. But some underlying mechanisms and other benefits don’t get much attention and aren’t widely understood. Here’s what you need to know.
Studies show that the Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and early death; it's also linked with increased brain health in older adults and lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The lowest-carb diet of all, the keto diet is surging in popularity for weight loss, drug-free treatment of type 2 diabetes, better athletic performance and recovery, improved alertness and mental function, and overall health.