Is KETO DIET safe? Find Out

The Keto diet has a lot of benefits, but we also take a look at it’s side effects.
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The biggest diet fad of 2018 is the Keto diet. We have seen a lot of celebrities who standby the Keto diet. Keto is basically a short form of Ketosis. It is the process the body goes through when it has to produce energy through the fat in the body. Very low or no consumption of carbohydrates and sugar initiates ketosis. After a few days, your body gets used to producing energy from fats. So this is one of the most sought after diets to reduce the fat.

While the main benefit of the Keto Diet is weight loss. It is an effective way to lose weight for obese people. Other benefits include:

 

Increases energy

Even after cutting back on some food products, the keto diet can still boost your energy supply.

 

Reduces Appetite

After eating fats for most of your meals, you tend to lose your appetite. These food have a tendency to satisfy your hunger for longer periods of time.

 

Blood Sugar Levels

Since your intake of sugar and carbohydrates is very low, it helps maintain blood sugar levels. It is very effective for diabetic patients.

 

PCOS

For some people dealing with PCOS, one thing that is bothering is the weight. This diet drastically reduces the weight. Diabetes is one side effect of PCOS, this helps in controlling your blood sugar levels to avoid diabetes.

 

While there are benefits of the diet, there are some side-effects that come along with it.

 

The KETO FLU

While you are on the initial stages of your diet and the body is transitioning to find a new energy source, people tend to get the ‘keto flu’. The flu includes symptoms like

  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Brain fog

Other Side effects are initially caused by change in the diet. The intake of fatty foods in large proportions can create these side effects.

  • Leg Cramps
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • “Keto” Breath
  • Urinating frequently
  • Increased thirst
  • Cravings
  • Weakness
  • Heart palpitations

In ketosis, parts of the body and brain use ketones for fuel instead of carbs. It can take some time for your body to adapt to this. However, these benefits and side-effects change from person to person. To be on the safer side, be sure to discuss with your doctor whether the keto diet is right for you before you drastically change your eating habits.

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