This type of diet is getting famous around United States in these few years, and it seems like the fame is coming over to Malaysia too. And today we will be talking about ketogenic diet.
What is it?
This is a diet with little to no carbohydrates and high fat diet, forcing the body to make “ketone” from fat since it can’t use “glucose” from carbohydrate like what happens normally. (Science facts!)
So it is good?
We are sorry here for not being able to give you a “yes or no”. Since it is new and there is VERY FEW LONG TERM SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH on it, but here are the list of its benefits and drawbacks.
- Treating epilepsy. It is the only one proven health benefit by reducing epilepsy seizures or even totally eliminate seizures (but rare).
- Weight loss. This is one of the most famous reason for people to follow this diet and there are some evidence from short term research proving this, but evidence from long term research would be more reliable.
- Treatment and prevention of diseases. It MAY help people with problems like metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disesase. BUT these requires further researches.
- Jessica, M. (2019, August 23). A Detailed Guide to the Potential Health Benefits and Risks of the Keto Diet. Retrieved 15 November 2019, from https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/ketogenic-diet/what-are-benefits-risks-keto-diet/#whoshouldavoidketo
- Harvard Health Publishing. (2018, October 1). Should you try the keto diet? Retrieved 15 November 2019, from https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/should-you-try-the-keto-diet
- Marcelo, C. (2017, July 27). Ketogenic diet: Is the ultimate low-carb diet good for you?. Retrieved 15 November 2019, from https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/ketogenic-diet-is-the-ultimate-low-carb-diet-good-for-you-2017072712089