AUG 16, 2018 07:23 AM PDT

Keep an Eye on These Foods When Going Keto

The ketogenic diet is popular, and many swear by it for weight loss, calming inflammation, relieving stress, and getting blood sugars under control. Sure, it’s not for everyone because many foods are not allowed, or are quite limited. Still, some foods that are “keto-friendly” might not be that good for you. Starches and sugars are the first food groups that will torpedo the ketogenesis that you’re going for. Some carbs and sugar are allowed in minimal amounts but because they keep the body from going into ketosis and burning fat, they are only a small part of this way of eating.

Cheese is a common staple for keto dieters, but it’s actually one of the foods that spark inflammation, which is something else you don’t want when going keto. Grains can mess with the diet as well if they are not good grains, high in fiber. Keto is a low carb way to eat, but it’s about net carbs, not total carbs. Processed foods, while not strictly prohibited, should be avoided if you want to get good results. Artificial sweeteners will mess with gut bacteria and impact ketosis. Fat is a big part of going keto, but good fats like avocado and olive oils are better choices than saturated fats. 

About the Author
  • I'm a writer living in the Boston area. My interests include cancer research, cardiology and neuroscience. I want to be part of using the Internet and social media to educate professionals and patients in a collaborative environment.
You May Also Like
DEC 05, 2019
Clinical & Molecular DX
DEC 05, 2019
Forecasting Chronic Pain
Chronic pain comes in many forms. Over half of those suffering from chronic pain, say they experience life-altering levels of pain on a daily basis. Many s...
DEC 05, 2019
Space & Astronomy
DEC 05, 2019
What You Need to Know About NASA's Upcoming WFIRST Space Telescope
There are several space telescopes observing the cosmos at the very time of this writing, and there are plans to launch even more of them in the near futur...
DEC 05, 2019
Chemistry & Physics
DEC 05, 2019
Will Thorium Reactors Have a Future in Clean Energy?
In its pure form, thorium is a silver-black colored metal. Named after Thor, the hammer-wielding Norse god of thunder, it is the 90th element on the period...
DEC 05, 2019
Plants & Animals
DEC 05, 2019
How a Rattlesnake's 'Rattle' Works
Rattlesnakes are one of the most discernible snakes in the animal kingdom, not only because of their appearance, but also because of how they shake their t...
DEC 05, 2019
Earth & The Environment
DEC 05, 2019
The Destructive Force of Fire Tornados
Wildfires have dominated headlines over the past few months, and a related and somewhat rare phenomenon drew even more attention to these disasters. Fire t...
DEC 05, 2019
Health & Medicine
DEC 05, 2019
Your Annual Reminder: Don't Wash Your Turkey!
Washing any raw poultry before cooking makes sense, right? Wrong! Washing raw poultry—including a massive Thanksgiving turkey—will likely do mo...
Loading Comments...