Foods high in easily digestible carbohydrates (e.g. sugar, bread, pasta) are limited or replaced with foods containing a higher percentage of fats and moderate protein (e.g. meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, cheese, nuts, and seeds) and other foods low in carbohydrates (e.g. most salad vegetables such as spinach, kale, chard and collards), although other vegetables and fruits (especially berries) are often allowed. The amount of carbohydrate allowed varies with different low-carbohydrate diets.

A low-carb diet is generally used for losing weight. Some low-carb diets may have health benefits beyond weight loss, such as reducing risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.


Low-carb diets may help prevent or improve serious health conditions, such as

  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • High-density Lipoprotein (Hdl) Cholesterol
  • Triglyceride Values