Bad for Your Heart: Keto Diet
Taking into consideration that the ketogenic diet means that 70 percent of your calories should come from fat, 5 percent of calories should come from carbohydrates, while the remaining 25 percent of calories should come from protein, most health experts are not so convinced of this popular diet plan as trusted health guidelines recommend you to aim for 45-65 percent carbs, 20-35 percent protein, and 10-35 percent fat.
Although recent research suggests that this diet can help improve levels of blood fats like triglycerides and cholesterol, those great results may be short-lived, because the Keto diet is hard to stick to.
Here’s a typical day on the Keto diet:
- Breakfast—Eggs cooked in butter with bacon and avocado.
- Lunch—Caesar salad with meat or fish, cheese, and plenty of oily dressing.
- Snack—Meat and cheese slices.
- Dinner—Beef curry with coconut milk, non-starchy vegetables and cauliflower “rice”.