The Indian medical specialist site “Times News Now” published a report published in the “Harvard Health” specialized health magazine, in which he said that a large number of people resort to following a diet plan called “keto”, called “keto”, because of its great effectiveness in weight loss. 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.
For starters, the keto diet is ideal, which is a low-carb, high-fat diet that enables a person to quickly lose weight.
This diet has a number of health benefits, such as reducing epileptic attacks in children, improving acne symptoms, and preventing or even treating certain types of cancer.
However, the keto diet also carries several risks that a person should be aware of. Where the most prominent potential side effects and health risks of following this diet are nutritional concerns, as the keto diet is one of the types of diet in which the uses of some fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes and others are very low (all of which are necessary for a healthy and balanced diet). Therefore, this puts you at greater risk of deficiency of micronutrients like vitamins B and C, magnesium, phosphorous, selenium, etc. In addition, experts fear that eating large amounts of unhealthy fats could lead to negative long-term effects. Another side effect of this diet is kidney and heart problems, as consuming a lot of high-fat animal foods, including meat, eggs and cheese, which are essential components of the keto diet, can lead to kidney fatigue, which increases the risk of stones. Kidneys. It can also acidify the blood and urine, worsening the development of CKD. Experts have warned that the kidneys help with 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.
Among the effects of this diet are liver problems, as experts also warned that this diet may also exacerbate existing liver problems with a lot of fats in the metabolism process. In addition to low blood sugar; While a low-carbohydrate 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. People with type 1 diabetes usually have low blood sugar levels if they use too much insulin and do not eat enough carbohydrates.
The report also monitored among the side effects of the keto flu, as doctors and specialists said that those who follow the “keto” diet for long periods may suffer from symptoms of keto flu such as fatigue, nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, etc., and that is at the beginning when the body turns to the use of ketones and fats to obtain On energy.
Finally, the report warns that the most important side effect of this diet is early death, as some evidence indicates that a diet rich in fat and low in carbohydrates that focus on animal foods may lead to poor health outcomes, which increases the risk of chronic health conditions and premature death.
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