The popular keto diet ranked one of the worst to follow by the US News and Report.
For the third consecutive year the popular ketogenic diet has been classified byUs News and Report come one of the worst to follow. The ranking was drawn from results published in medical journals and government data, as well as reports from a panel of health and nutrition experts, since at least 2018. This review process placed the ketogenic diet at the bottom of the list, just above the note the Dunkan diet, both of which are not recommended by experts, yet there are people who continue to follow such eating patterns.
What is the keto diet
The basic notion within the keto diet (o ketoshort for ketogenic or ketogenica) is that it forces the body into “ketosis”, in which it preferably burns fat because there is no carbohydrate fuel to use. This is why the keto diet drastically restricts the intake of carbohydrates (less than those contained in half an apple a day) while increasing the proteins and fats. Studies have shown that this type of diet is beneficial for children with epilepsy and people with diabetes, but in an otherwise healthy person, this diet is regularly not recommended.
How is it possible that such a despised diet has remained so popular? Experts say this happens because “people focus on the benefits of rapid weight loss, without taking into account possible long-term risks”Reports the CNN in a report published on the occasion of the National Keto Day. Also on the New York Times( such as the increased risk of cardiovascular disease) that the keto diet may have on the body.
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The Risks of the Keto Diet
“Eating less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day, as the diet advises, is unhealthy and unsustainable”He told the CNN David Katz, founding director of Yale University Prevention Research Center. (The recommended average amount, in comparison, is between 225 and 325 grams of carbs per day.) Eating this low carb also causes many new keto signals, a condition called “keto flu”with symptoms like stomach pain, dizziness, decreased energy and mood swings caused by the body’s adaptation to ketosis, a sure sign that your body is very upset about what you are doing to it.
The keto diet can cause low blood pressure, kidney stones, constipation, nutritional deficiencies and an increased risk of heart disease, as explained by dieticians at Chicago’s Ingalls Memorial. Strict diets like keto can also cause social isolation or disordered eating. The keto diet is not safe for those with conditions involving the pancreas, liver, thyroid, or gallbladder. The diet restricts fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products that can help with long-term weight loss and overall health. “In the end it is neither realistic nor sustainable – say the dieticians -. Do your research, discuss with your doctor, and make sure you are safe”.