What you should know about Keto Diet

Today's popular term for "keto diet" is the adaptation of the ketogenic diet. The name refers to the fact that it is a food model whose objective is the creation of ketone bodies.

The keto diet seeks to reduce the consumption of carbohydrates so that then the main source of energy is fats and allows you to lose weight efficiently.

Ketone bodies act as a source of energy for the brain just like glucose. The state of ketosis on this diet is similar to that of intermittent fasting and serves the same purpose.

The Keto diet is not suitable for everyone, it can be a bit extreme, especially for diabetics, it is advisable to follow it under medical supervision.

What to consume on a Keto diet?

A ketogenic diet consists mainly of obtaining calories from fatty foods and some proteins. Among the most consumed foods are:

• All kinds of meats
• Fish and shellfish, especially blue
• Eggs
• Whole dairy, preferring the fattiest and limiting milk
• Cocoa and pure chocolate without sugar
• Avocado
• Nuts rich in fat
• Vegetable oils

Avoid consuming carbohydrates that contain a lot of sugar and starch. This includes bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes.

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