What is Keto?
If you have been on social media at all the last few months you have probably come across the word KETO, what does it mean?
After looking around, I realized that Keto is actually a diet that a lot of people are doing today. It's called the ketogenic diet. It's a a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, according to Wikipedia. Experts say that following this type of diet forces our bodies to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.
According to the Cut, the keto diet is an eating plan that consists of 80 percent fat and little to no carbohydrates and works by changing the way the body turns food into energy. Most of us get energy from carbs that we eat and when your body doesn't have carbs to get energy from it looks for other forms of energy which is found in fat. The keto diet places the body in a state of ketosis, where fat is released from cells and turned into ketones which is the body’s plan B for energy.
Foods that you need to have to do the diet include fish, meat, eggs, dairy, oils, and green vegetables. The stuff that you need to avoid are carb loaded things like pasta, rice and other grains, potatoes, and fruits.
As with any diet make sure you check with your doctor before you start.
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