A large number of people resort to following a diet plan “diet” called “keto”, because of its great effectiveness in losing weight.
But a number of health and clinical nutrition experts have warned that the “keto” diet has dangerous side effects and may be fatal for a number of people, which should be wary of, according to what was published in the “Times News Now” website.
For starters, the keto diet is ideal – a low-carb, high-fat diet that enables a person to lose weight quickly.
This diet has a number of health benefits, such as reducing epileptic seizures in children, improving acne symptoms, and preventing or even treating certain types of cancer.
However, the keto diet also carries several risks that you should be aware of. The most prominent potential side effects and health risks of following the “keto” diet were as follows:
1- Food concerns:
The keto diet is a form of diet in which the uses of certain fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and more – all of which are essential for a healthy, balanced diet are extremely low. Therefore, this puts you at greater risk of deficiency of micronutrients such as vitamins B and C, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, etc.
Furthermore, experts fear that eating too much unhealthy fats could lead to negative long-term effects.
2- Kidney and heart problems:
Consuming a lot of high-fat animal foods, including meat, eggs and cheese, which are staples of the keto diet, can lead to kidney stress, which increases the risk of developing kidney stones.
This can also acidify the blood and urine, worsening the development of CKD.
A report in the “Harvard Health” magazine warned that the kidneys aid in protein metabolism, and that the keto diet may burden them.
Additionally, a high-fat diet (such as the keto diet) may raise levels of bad cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease.
3- Liver problems:
Experts also warn that the diet may also exacerbate existing liver problems with too much fats in the metabolism.
4- Low blood sugar:
While following a low-carb diet may help control blood sugar in people with diabetes, it may also lead to dangerously low blood sugar, especially in individuals with type 1 diabetes. .
This is because people with type 1 diabetes usually experience low blood sugar levels if they use a lot of insulin, and do not consume enough carbohydrates.
5- keto flu:
Doctors and specialists say that those who follow the keto diet for long periods of time may experience symptoms of keto flu – such as fatigue, nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, etc. – at first when the body switches to using ketones and fats for energy.
6- early death:
Some evidence suggests that a high-fat, low-carb diet, focused on animal foods, may lead to poor health outcomes, increasing the risk of chronic health conditions and premature death.
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