Unfortunately, no comparable studies of very-low-carbohydrate diets have been conducted, but smaller trials and observational studies suggest promise. Long-term clinical studies in humans are still necessary to validate the anecdotal claims of keto’s health benefits. Yet critics say those initially popular plans have struggled to keep the public's interest as dieters have succeeded in losing some weight, only to fail to keep it off over the long term.
Radicchio has just 4.48 g of carbs per 100 g, and its sturdy leaves can be used as lettuce wraps to fill with your choice of ingredients. Arugula is a versatile leafy green that has just 3.65 g of carbs per 100 g. It’s flavorful, with a bit of a peppery-spicy quality, and is a particularly good source of vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, and calcium.
It follows similarly low-carb diets, like Atkins, a popular approach back in the early 2000s that has since fallen to the wayside. The researchers proposed that those at risk were probably eating fewer vegetables, fruits, and grains, which are known for being inflammation-fighting foods. He also suspects there are some benefits for the heart and reversing diabetes since it has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity.