Ketogenic diet, or Keto diet, is one with low carbohydrate content and high fat amount. It was taken from ketosis: a metabolic condition in which the body uses fat for energy instead of carbs. This idea is to lower blood sugar and insulin in the body. Since protein can be converted to glucose, its intake is also controlled. The diet may have health benefits against cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, overweight. Following this diet, you base your meals on foods like low-carb veggies, meat, fish, eggs, avocados, nuts, butter, healthy oils. You also limit eating carb-based foods like sugars, rice, legumes, grains, juice, candy, some fruits.
The keto diet has found its way into the unsafe books of people. It is no surprise there are side effects and risks as a man’s meat might be another man’s poison. You can get keto flu at the initial stage while your body adapts. Symptoms include insomnia, digestive discomfort, vomiting, decreased performance, diarrhea, frequent hunger. For the risks, you might suffer from kidney stones, low blood protein, micronutrient deficiencies. If you are on a medication, you definitely might consider it unsafe. It can be highly risky because the keto diet, with required supplements, is very costly.
People are right to see keto diet in any way. To start a new diet, the best guide is to read more, think about it, and consult your doctor.