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Some food experts warn against the keto diet

Some food experts warn against the keto diet. / Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
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Some food experts warn against the keto diet

Lots of fats, but few carbohydrates: eating a ketogenic diet is currently one of the most popular weight-loss trends. From a health perspective, however, the diet is controversial. 

A ketogenic diet is a low-carb diet in which low-carb and high-fat foods are on the table.

Due to the low intake of carbohydrates, the metabolism changes and gets into the so-called ketosis. The body increasingly draws on its fat reserves instead of glucose (from carbohydrates) as an energy source in this state.

Because it is considered particularly effective for weight loss, many people who want to lose weight start the keto diet.

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But some experts warn of health risks of the healthy way, such as increased cholesterol levels and vitamin and mineral material deficiencies.

A Keto diet can may cause diabetes.

According to some experts, the highly low-carbohydrate diet may help get rid of excess weight quickly. But the long-term outcomes are not worth it.

Some experts have felt physically destructive during the time they were on a ketogenic diet. A check at the doctor confirmed a deterioration in some health conditions.

The high amount of saturated fats led to carbohydrate intolerance and insulin resistance in some.

Experts suspect that this is not an isolated case. He says that numerous people who eat according to the ketogenic diet principles have impaired insulin sensitivity.

Insulin resistance is the most common disorder of carbohydrate metabolism and leads to serious health problems. It causes diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.

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Disruption of insulin sensitivity and excess calories, and little exercise increases the risk of developing type II diabetes or a pre-diabetic condition many times over.

Low-carb and ketogenic diets, on the one hand, may keep insulin and blood glucose levels constant. But these keto experts say nothing about insulin sensitivity. If you eat fats primarily, you lose your metabolic flexibility. That means the body can then only tolerate small amounts of carbohydrates.

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The ketogenic diet contains too many saturated fats.

In addition, some experts believe that high-fat foods such as bacon, eggs, butter, and coconut oil should not deliver the majority of your daily caloric intake.

It mainly concerns when they replace healthy foods such as fruits and potatoes.

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Although many people have achieved weight loss success with the keto diet, the diet is not harmless from a health perspective. In addition, there is a lack of long-term studies that prove the long-term effects of this diet.