Is Ketogenic Diet Healthy?
Is Keto Healthy?
A ketogenic diet can work wonders for people who are overweight, diabetic and prediabetic or just looking to improve their metabolism. It may not be as suitable for elite athletes or bodybuilders looking to add significant muscle mass.
As with any diet, keto will only work if you are consistent and stick with your plan. The powerful health, nutritional, and weight loss benefits of a ketogenic diet have been proven through extensive research.
Keto may have a healthful effect on:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Diabetes and prediabetes
Keto may also improve HDL cholesterol levels, often referred to as “good” cholesterol, better than diets that allow moderate carbohydrate consumption. The loss of extra weight and addition of healthier foods is also a driving force behind improved health.
How does your DNA factor in?
Unfortunately, not everyone metabolizes fats efficiently enough to experience the benefits of the ketogenic diet. A DNA health test can tell you how efficiently you metabolize fats and if the ketogenic diet is right for you.