The Good & The Bad about Keto Diet

In the world of strange but successful diet plans, keto diet has made a remarkable effect. It is because of its highly wonderful results for weight loss. In keto diet, you are required to eat high amounts of fat, moderate amount of proteins and a very less part of carbohydrates. This diet plan helps your body to get into ketosis that means using stored fats for energy.

Our body requires energy to perform all the day to day activities and it derives it from the nutrients we consume. Usually our body stores all the fats to use them using energy crisis in body but it always stays there as we keep eating the energy-rich and healthy foods regularly.

Keto diet restricts our carbohydrate intake, which is actually our energy providing nutrients and increases the consumption of fats. It tricks our body into thinking that there is an energy crisis in the body and it starts using the stored fats to gain the energy.

But, as in any other diet, you've to find and structurize the right proportion of nutrients and stay committed to that. Your body takes a little time to adjust itself and enter into ketosis. Then it starts breaking down the stored fats into ketones and use it as an energy source.

The Internet is filled with multiple stories of successful weight loss from ketogenic diet but we have also seen some failures. It is because of not following it properly. We have listed some good and bad effects of ketogenic diet go help you understand it better.

Benefits of KETO DIET:

  1. Effective weight loss: There is no other diet that can help you use the stored fats as fast as a ketogenic diet and it is proven by a lot of studies.

  2. Reduces risk of cancer: There are two different theories that proves that keto diet reduces the risk of cancer. Firstly, it lowers the blood sugar level and thus reduces the insulin level that is associated with some cancers and secondly, this diet can cause more oxidative stress in cancer cells than in normal cells that is again a good thing.

  3. Improves heart health: Keto diet also improves heart health by decreasing the blood sugar level and cholesterol.

  4. Helps in dealing with PCOS in women: A carbohydrate-rich diet can have negative effects on women with PCOS. So, a keto diet that decreases the consumption of carbohydrates can be a beneficial thing.

  5. Improves brain functioning: Keto diet also shows signs of neuroprotective benefits and can help treat or prevent conditions like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and even some sleep disorders.

Side effects of KETO DIET:

  1. Reduced athletic performance: It does not always result in the same but if the amount of proteins is reduced to a lot in your diet, then you can face disappointment as an athlete but it doesn't affect a normal human being.

  2. Constipation: It is likely to face stomach issues during ketogenic diet as our gallbladder is overburdened to produce more and more bile juice to break down the stored fats.

  3. Adjusting issues: Everyone faces a lot of adjusting issues initially when they start with the keto diet. Our body needs a lot of adjustments and thus it responds with fatigue, frequent urination, lightheadedness, sluggishness, low blood sugar etc. All these issues are just temporary and will go away with time.

If you're really looking forward to starting with the keto diet, make sure you follow all the guidelines properly and stay dedicated to the diet plan. If you've any more queries related to Keto diet, do let us know in the comments section below.


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