Is a low carb high fat diet good for your gut?

Thinking about doing a low carb high fat diet but not sure if it’s right for you? Can even you build great gut health with such a diet?

Fortunately, low carb diets can improve gut health. So if you want to adopt one, it’s certainly a valid option. But they’re not right for everyone.

Unfortunately, the hype surrounding these types of diets is often off the reservation. While they were heavily maligned for a number of years, they are now accepted as viable options for a healthy diet.

However, for some odd reason, many who dive into this lifestyle become religious about it. It’s not enough that they are good options, they have to be the best option.

On top of that, advocates often make lofty claims like carbohydrates are toxic, or even go so far as to say low carb diets lead to weight loss even in a calorie surplus. And if the diet doesn’t work for someone, it’s that person’s fault, not that the diet isn’t right for them.

So, yes, a low carb high fat diet can work great for someone. It can help them get to and maintain a healthy weight and improve their gut health.

But it can also be wrong for someone and cause more problems than it fixes.

Low carb high fat diet

Determining if a low carb high fat diet is right for you

Low carb diets aren’t a single entity. There are many types to choose from, and there are very few healthy foods that are completely off limits. However, there are some things to consider to help determine if a low carb diet is right for you.

In today’s video blog, we help you decide if a low carb diet is right for your gut. We discuss:

  • Potential benefits of a low carb diet for gut health
  • Drawbacks of a low carb diet for gut health
  • Types of low carb diets
  • The 2 most important questions to ask yourself

Fortunately, we’ve published some resources on this very topic for the blog. So below the video, we’ll share them with you to help make your decision or to help select better food options for your low carb.

Additional resources

Gut healthy foods for a low carb diet

Low carb diet and the microbiome: What you need to know

High protein foods that increase butyrate in the gut

Transitioning off keto: What you need to know

How a low carbohydrate diet impacts cardiovascular disease risk

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