What is the keto diet?

The ketogenic or “keto” diet topped in the list of trading health related question search on Google this year.

The experts on US News and world Report panel were concerned about the diet’s high fat content. … about 70% of daily calorie intake — as well as unusually low carbohydrate levels. Only 15 to 20 net carbs a day. The 2015 -20 dietary guidelines for Americans suggest that 45 % to 65% of daily calories come from carbs and less than 10 % from saturated fat.

The ketogenic diet is high in fats, moderate in proteins and very low in carbs. It’s aim is to put body into “ketosis,”when it breaks down both ingested and stored body fat into ketones, which it uses as energy.

The ketogenic diet has grown in popularity, and many people tout it’s effectiveness for weight loss, but in January US News and world Report ranked it last on it’s list of best diets.

“When you are on the keto diet , you drastically cut you carbs to only 20 per day. That’s less than one apple!”, said nutritionist Lisa Drayer.

For some, “the keto diet is just not sustainable over the long term. It doesn’t teach you how to acquire healthy eating habits, ” she said .

It is good for a quick fix, but most people I know can hardly give up pasta and bread, let alone beans and fruit.

List of 10 foods to eat on ketogenic diet :

1. Seafood (Shellfish, Oysters, Salmon,Sardines etc )

2. Low carb vegetables

3. Cheese

4. Avocados

5. Eggs

6. poultry and meat

7. Coconut oil

8. Plain Greek Yogurt

9. Olive oil

10. Nuts and Seeds