All You Need To Know About Keto Diet

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By Mehak Pal
Published Sep 4, 2021

Hindustan Times

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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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