Click the link to find out the most popular ketogenic diet myths and why they are bogus! Straight from a real-life scientist and Keto expert.
What is a Ketogenic Diet?
The Ketogenic diet (commonly known as the keto diet) is a diet containing high-fat, adequate-protein, and low carbohydrate diet.
This way of eating artificially deprives the body of carbs (glucose) and forces it to make use of Ketones— Byproducts of the liver that burn fat as a secondary source of energy. Ketosis is known as the “natural fat-burning mode” of the body.
Now that you know what this WOE is about, I’ve listed the top 10 most popular myths about the Keto diet that you should stop believing right now!
Myth #1: The Ketogenic diet is deficient in essential nutrients
Fact: The Ketogenic diet (KD) is as nutrient-dense as the Standard American Diet (SAD) - the dietary eating pattern in the U.S.
BUT, when it comes to the effects that each diet has for your health, the Keto diet stands out as far superior to the SAD.
Having said that, the correct Keto diet includes:
Eating 1-3 vegetables per meal
Consuming more than 50% vegetable fat
On the other hand, SAD includes:
Consuming foods that are high in carbs and saturated fat
Foods that are rich in Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids
If done correctly, both the Ketogenic and the Standard American Diet are beneficial to your body.