All You Need To Know About Keto Diet


By Mehak Pal
Published Sep 4, 2021

Hindustan Times


The Keto diet has garnered significant attention. Let us see what this popular diet is all about

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 A Keto diet includes food options that are high in fat and low in carbohydrates

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This diet focuses on reducing the intake of carbohydrates and replacing them with fats. When the body goes through this replacement, it is known as ketosis

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The body burns fat for energy efficiently during ketosis. The fat is converted into ketones in the liver 

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Here are the benefits of following a keto diet

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Low levels of insulin 

Ketosis results in lower levels of insulin in the body and is considered beneficial for people who have type 2 diabetes 

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Controls the hunger levels 

Since the body functions on high fat and protein but low carb diet, the body’s hunger levels dip

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A diet for weight loss 

Keto diet is great for weight loss as it focuses on using fat as an energy source instead of carbs

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Low blood pressure

A keto diet helps in regulating and possibly lowering blood pressure. But do consult your doctor before if you are on any blood pressure medication 

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Reduces inflammation

The Keto diet includes minimal sugar-creating foods that help lower the load on arteries and reduce the risk of inflammation

Improved brain function

A low-carb Keto diet improves brain functions like memory recall and clear thinking

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 Before going on this diet, get your blood test done and your cholesterol levels checked

Keep In Mind

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 Experts suggest that you should go on this diet only under supervision and not for long continued periods 

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