Keto is nutrition world’s latest beloved diet that stresses eating moderate amounts of protein but a high amount of fat, such as avocados and cheese. The ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate diet which shifts metabolism from carbohydrates to fat.
As the diet contains minimal carbohydrates, it forces the body to burn stored fats through a process known as ketosis, a natural, physiological condition, causing the body to turn to fat as fuel. The scientists claim the diet helps to lose weight and fats rapidly.
The classic diet was developed for the treatment of paediatric epilepsy in the 1920s and was extensively used for the next decade. According to the National Epilepsy Foundation, the keto diet is commonly not recommended for adults.
Keto diet usually gives people 2% to 5% daily calories through carbs, 75% to 90% through fat, and the remaining 6% to 20% with protein.
This is not in line with the traditional American diet or a healthy diet that is rich in whole grains, vegetables, healthy fats, fruits, and lean protein. Keto eliminates carbs like beans, fruits, and grains. So you can add poultry, avocados, non-starchy veggies, nuts, seeds, eggs, butter, and oils to your keto diet.
“Mostly, I encourage my patients to eat according to their appetites,” suggests Pegah Jalali, a doctor at the New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, “Your body can be in a ketogenic state at a range of calorie levels, and individual needs fluctuate day to day depending on activity and other factors,” Jalali added.