Keto, or so-called the high-fat, low-carb eating regime, has become extremely popular “trend’. And even though all kinds of people try to follow it, it is NOT suitable for everybody from a medical point of view!
Why? Because it can severely harm the health of some particular groups of people! And in this article, you will be able to identify if Keto is a NO or a GO.
Let’s dive in!
Who is the keto “diet” suitable for?
The ketogenic regime is proven in improving the health condition of people with various illnesses. The keto “diet” helps with:
- Reduction of seizures in people with epilepsy. Over 50% of the people experience seizure reduction by 50%. Around 30% of the patients experience a 90% decrease in seizures. Between 5% and 15% of the people, the seizures disappear.
- Relieving chronic and episodic migraine.
- Controlling type 2 diabetes, as it lowers the blood sugar and triglycerides levels.
- Recovering from cancer chemotherapy, as it frees the body from free radicals and boosts the health condition.
- Insulin resistance, as it prevents sharp blood-sugar level peaks and keeps the insulin levels in balance (this way the pancreas does not emit significant amounts of insulin at once and spears its functions in the long run)
- Weight management. Keep in mind that this does not mean that you will endlessly lose weight. The keto regime helps you to balance out your weight, which means that if you struggle with underweight, you will gain kilograms. But if you are slightly or moderately obese, this “diet” will help you get rid of the extra weight.
Who should not follow keto “diet”?
Even though the ketogenic eating regime has many benefits on the health and the overall body condition, there are some risks, which should not be neglected.
- If you have not undergone a health screen, you should not start such a long term regime on your own. First, consult your idea with the doctor. *This is valid for every eating regime and diet*
- If you are pregnant, nursing or are suffering from gestational diabetes, the keto “diet” is not appropriate for you.
- If you suffer from type 1 diabetes or hypoglycemia, you should not start the ketogenic regime.
- If you have suffered or you are recovering from an eating disorder, the keto “diet” is not appropriate for you.
- If you suffer from any liver, kidney, or pancreatic disease (or you at pre-existing condition of such a disease) you should not start the ketogenic “diet.”
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and I do not aim to give any medical advice. The information presented in this article is based on research and aims to give information about the topic.