People are following a keto diet because it is very effective for weight loss. It is also good for people who are facing difficulty with other diets to lose weight.
Keto diet was actually not made to provide you health benefits. Mainly, its aim was to reduce weight. But it is also providing many other health benefits.
Normally our body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose to use it as energy. Extra energy turns into fats. While the following ketosis, our body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates to break down therefore it starts burning fats. Burning fats will ultimately result in weight loss.
Many people are adopting this approach to burn fat and reduce weight but remember, keto diet should not be followed blindly. Before following keto diet, consult an expert and keep an eye on your performance.
Benefits of Keto diet:
A keto diet is beneficial in many ways. Below are mentioned some benefits of the keto diet.
- Supports weight loss
- Improves acne
- Reduce risk of certain cancers
- Improves brain functionality
- Improves heart health
- Reduce seizures
- Improves PCOS symptoms
The aforementioned are some benefits of following a keto diet. But these benefits can only be obtained by sticking to a keto diet for the long term. By following it for a week or a month will not provide you any benefits.
Risks Associated with ketosis:
A keto diet provides a wide range of benefits. But sticking it without proper consultation may increase the risk of various health problems such as:
- Increase the amount of protein in the blood
- Increase the risk of kidney stones
- Mineral Deficiencies
- Increase Fat in Liver
Should I Follow Keto Diet?
All the above-mentioned side effects of the keto diet are due to lack of care and following it blindly. With a proper consultant, you can easily avoid all these adverse effects. But there are some people who should avoid the keto diet:
- Insulin Dependent people
- People with eating disorders
- People with pancreatitis
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women