Keto Diet: Good or Bad?

Sidnee Arney, Staff Writer

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The Ketogenic diet is the new diet sweeping the Internet. It is a high fat and low carb diet that is used to train your body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. While this was originally used to treat epilepsy in young children, it’s now advanced to the diet world to help adults lose weight- fast.

Ketosis is a state that our body goes in to when our food intake is low. The goal of the ketogenic diet is to force your body into a ketogenic state, thus causing your body to eat fats. As scary as this may sound, there are actually quite a few benefits to the diet. Weight loss is an obvious benefit, but the diet also controlled blood sugar, increased mental focus, and can even normalize your hunger.

Although this diet may seem like a quick way to lose weight, many doctors are arguing that it’s only a quick fix and it shouldn’t be used as a long-term weight loss plan. While you lose weight, you’re also losing muscle. Your heart is mostly affected by the diet, and it can lead to heart disease in obese participants.

Tread carefully, my friends. Although this diet is becoming very popular, you wouldn’t jump off a cliff if your friend did, would you? What I’m trying to say is, if you compare the pros and cons to the diet, the cons far outweigh the pros. No diet is worth risking your life and your health.

 

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Keto Diet: Good or Bad?