Professionals from the Silicon Valley praised the ketogenic diet. It is becoming more popular, and the reasons for this popularity are easy to understand. The ketogenic diet allows you to lose weight without giving up delicious and fatty foods effectively. We will understand the diet and try to understand whether everything is so cloudless.
The essence of the ketogenic diet is straightforward: you need to stop consuming carbohydrates and eat more fat. The high-fat content and low sugar content allows the body to enter the nature fasting regime, forcing it to use fat as a fuel, instead of carbohydrates, which our bodies are accustomed to burning in the first place.
It turns out that you can eat meat, fish, butter and other delicious and fatty foods, and lose weight while doing so. The effectiveness and attractiveness of the ketogenic diet made it popular with some of the stars and workers of technology companies from the Silicon Valley. They believe that a diet allows them to reduce appetite and increase productivity.
Studies that have been conducted for decades show that a ketogenic diet can help people suffering from epileptic seizures and type 2 diabetes. Today, doctors are somewhat worried about the popularity of the ketogenic diet, since it is not known what impact it can have on other people.
Careless adherence to a ketogenic diet can lead to dehydration and increased protein and uric acid in the body to a dangerous level. Some doctors claim that they are seeing an increase in the number of cases of kidney stones. Today, this can not be directly related to the ketogenic diet, but increasing the amount of meat consumed without a proportional increase in the amount of water consumed can indeed lead to the formation of kidney stones.
Today, nutritionists recommend everyone who wants to switch to a ketogenic diet consult their doctor, who can take into account the characteristics of the body and the history of the disease. As a rule, doctors recommend not zealous with the amount of meat consumed, combining it with high water consumption for washing out the products of metabolism. Also, it is recommended to add lemon to the water, which helps to keep the calcium molecules together.
Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.