Every year there seems to be a new diet that everyone is following. For
many years, it was the Adkins diet, but this year the keto diet is in
A ketogenic diet (or keto diet, for short) is an incredibly strict diet
that incorporates 60-75% fat, 15-30% protein, and 5-10% carbs. The original
intent of the keto diet was to help manage epilepsy.
Recently, there was a fantastic article posted explaining the effect the
keto diet has on our bodies. I’ve pulled one of my favorite points
from the article and included the link for the full article below.
An expert lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Marcelo Campos, wrote
in an article for the Harvard Health Blog:
"While diets like the ketogenic diet may be effective on a short-term
basis...there may be a better solution. Instead of engaging in the next
popular diet that would last only a few weeks to months (for most people
that includes a ketogenic diet), try to embrace change that is sustainable
over the long term. A balanced, unprocessed diet, rich in very colorful
fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds, olive
oil, and lots of water seem to have the best evidence for a long, healthier,
Just passing along some 'food for thought' on this topic.
Major Health Partners
Wellness Coordinator/Registered Dietitian
phone: (317) 398-5315
Disclaimer: These links and included information are used and intended
for educational purposes only. This blog article is not a subsititute
for medical advice.