In this post, we go over what are the benefits and side effects of the carnivore diet.
- 1 Benefits Of the Carnivore Diet
- 2 What are the side effects of the carnivore diet?
- 3 Here are some resources I recommend
Benefits Of the Carnivore Diet
The potential benefits of being a carnivore are similar to the potential benefits of being keto. Not much research has been done on the carnivore diet itself, but the research on keto bodes well.
#1: Gut Health
People with chronic bowel problems such as IBS, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis have reported improvement in gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea on a meat-based diet. What drives you?
As mentioned earlier, the carnivore is an elimination diet. When you eliminate all plant-based foods – grains, fruits, vegetables, etc. – you eliminate many of the foods that can cause inflammation and symptoms in a sensitive gut. Also, removing sugar and fiber in the carnivore can deprive the pathogenic bacteria in the gut of their fuel. This is why people with IBS often do well on low-carb, low-fiber diets.
A carnivore is a very low-carb diet. And if you keep your carbs too low, it will signal your cells to start burning fat and producing ketones. This fat-burning state (called ketosis) is associated with many potential health benefits beyond fat loss, including cognitive improvement. But weight loss is the most beneficial.
3: Weight Loss
Keto is good for weight loss in obese and diabetic people. Since the carnivore is a type of ketogenic diet, it can be assumed to have similar effects.
Here is a quick and easy list of more benefits of the carnivore diet:
- Decreased blood sugar.
- Reduce intestinal discomfort (such as gas and bloating)
- Reduce inflammation.
- Stronger mental strength.
- Weight loss.
- Reduce symptoms of chronic diseases (especially autoimmune diseases)
What are the side effects of the carnivore diet?
Can Carnivore Diet Cause Gout
Eating large amounts of meat, especially organ meat, can increase uric acid levels, which can cause gout. Eating too much meat and therefore too much protein can also damage your kidneys.
Can Carnivore Diet Cure Cancer?
People with cancer sometimes use complementary or alternative therapies to help with nutritional problems or cancer treatment. There is no scientific evidence that alternative nutrition can cure cancer.
Can Carnivore Diet Reverse Diabetes?
People with diabetes say it helps stabilize their blood sugar. Biochemically, if you only eat meat, you normally don't absorb glucose, so it doesn't affect your blood glucose.
Can Carnivore Diet Cause Diarrhea?
At first, you may experience constipation as a side effect of a carnivore diet because there is no fiber in the stool to add bulk and water. Diarrhea is also one of the known side effects of carnivorous and ketogenic diets. Some bodies simply cannot tolerate a very fatty diet, resulting in loose, fatty stools.
Can Carnivore Diet Cause Constipation?
Constipation can initially develop as a side effect of a carnivore diet because there is no fiber in the stool to provide bulk and water. Diarrhea is also a known side effect of meat eaters and ketogenic diets.
Can Carnivore Diet Cure SIBO?
Carnivore diets without carbohydrates show great potential to become an easy, affordable, and equally effective alternative treatment for SIBO.
Can a carnivore diet cause high blood pressure?
Some processed meats, especially bacon and breakfast meats, are also high in sodium. Eating too many of these foods on a meat-based diet can lead to excessive sodium consumption, which has been linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure, kidney disease, and other negative health effects.
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