30 Nutrition Mistakes Some People Make

2. Keto diet is dangerous to your health

It really seems like there is nothing new under the sun. Recently, the keto diet was labeled just another fad. However, this high-fat, low-carb diet has been around for more than a hundred years. It might even have more ancient roots if one dug deep enough.

When it was first scientifically tested, weight loss was only a bonus: The main purpose behind the diet was actually neurological. Ketosis influences brain function, and the diet’s benefit was related to a reduction in symptoms of epilepsy. So how does the diet work?

It’s not a matter of starving yourself, or sacrificing the things you love to eat. Rather, the diet focuses on limiting all carbs and increasing intake of healthy fats. In limiting carbs, the body goes into fat-burning mode. It then uses the fats as a source of energy instead of glucose.

The benefits of a keto diet range from losing weight to gaining muscle and increasing energy levels. It even helps to lift that annoying brain fog.