Keto Diet Benefits And Side Effects | Ketogenic Diet Good Or Bad
First, let’s talk about the benefits of Keto diet
So the benefits of keto diet are as follows,
1. To lose weight
Keto diet is most used in weight loss.
We had known in the first chapter that our body starts using fat as energy in the Keto diet.
As the result, the amount of fat in our body starts decreasing due to which we lose weight.
2. Beneficial in type 2 diabetes
Keto diet is used to control blood glucose.
The type of food you have to eat in a keto diet having very less amount of carbohydrates.
Eating less carbohydrates causes a lowering of glucose levels in your body, reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes to a great extent.
3. To keep cholesterol and blood pressure under control
When you follow the keto diet, the level of LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) which is called bad cholesterol getting down in your body.
And the level of HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) which is called good cholesterol getting high.
Increasing the level of good cholesterol reduces the problem of hardness of the arteries, which keeps your blood pressure under control.
4. Beneficial in the treatment of epilepsy
Since 1900, the Keto diet has been used to treat epilepsy.
People who get less relief from medicines are treated with the help of Keto Diet.
It has two major benefits. One is that the cost of keto diet is very low and other is, like medicines it does not have much side effects.
5. To increase brain concentration
Many people use keto diet to increase mental concentration.
In keto diet, blood sugar level goes down and level of fatty acid goes up, which increases brain concentration.
So friends, these were the benefits of the keto diet. Now let’s talk about the side effects of Keto diet.
See, when you do not follow keto diet well or you start a keto diet without thinking. It may lead to side effects.
If you do this, then these types of side effects can happen.
1. Body cramps
In the early days of the keto diet, you may suffer from the problem of body cramps. Especially in the morning and evening.
However, there is no need to panic because this happens because of the lack of some elements and some electrolytes in the body due to the Keto Diet.
One thing you have to keep in mind is that when you start a keto diet, you should choose food in which there is more amount of elemental content.
2. Feeling tired
In the early days of keto diet, you feel physical fatigue. As soon as your body gets in balance with the Keto diet, the problem of fatigue disappears.
3. Abnormal heartbeat and nervousness
When you start a keto diet…
Initially, your heartbeat starts moving abnormally and you feel nervous. This is also a common thing.
In such a situation, you have to keep drinking water and you have to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water throughout the day.
4. Keto Flu conditions arise
The most serious side effect of Keto Diet is Keto Flu. We had knew what is Keto Flu in the previous chapter.
The chances of getting keto flu in the first 10-15 days of keto diet increase significantly.
In keto flu, your body’s capacity is reduced and such symptoms like fever, weakness and dizziness can be seen.
So friends, if you want to start a keto diet, then you will look at its benefits as well as disadvantages.
And start the Keto Diet only after taking the advice of your doctor and dietician.