Benefits of Keto Diets

The keto diet is basically a high protein, low fat, high-fiber eating plan, which are different from other healthier eating guidelines. Many nutrient rich foods are good sources of proteins, including lean meats, fish, cheese, beans, eggs and nuts. On a keto diet, most carbohydrates from carbohydrates are severely limited. Since ketones are produced when you burn fat for energy, it is possible to eat more fats and carbohydrates and still lose weight if your body fat percentage is adequate for the diet.

Because it is based on severely restricting carbohydrates while at the same time supplying proteins and vitamins to the body, the keto diet is extremely popular among those who are concerned about their health. Because of this and also because of the increased value that it provides, there has been a recent increase in the production of gluten-free baked goods. A high-quality gluten-free baked goods recipe is readily available on the internet and usually includes alternative ingredients such as honey, coconut oil, etc., which are not contained in most regular recipes. One can make all sorts of breads, muffins, rolls, pies and other dishes based on ingredients that are considered non-allergenic and that meet the dietary requirements of those with Celiac disease (a condition, which prevents the absorption of gluten) or those with a gluten intolerance. These are foods that you can enjoy even though you are on a keto diet. Gluten free baked goods, provide many of the nutrients and vitamins that regular baked goods do, without adding the unnatural fats, salt and refined sugars that are part of the normal diet of many people.

It is true that there is no scientific evidence that the keto diet will prevent cancer, but there is considerable evidence that it can lower overall cholesterol, raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels and reduce LDL (bad cholesterol). It can lower blood pressure, improve digestion, boost the immune system, and increase energy. All of these benefits lead to weight loss, increased energy levels, better mood and mental clarity, better skin, a decrease in allergies, less joint pain, and better stamina. The benefits do not stop there. Research has shown that the diets help to protect against heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and other chronic diseases.