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 full swing.

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, vibrant life."

Just passing along some 'food for thought' on this topic.

Allison Collins, RD

Major Health Partners

Wellness Coordinator/Registered Dietitian

e-mail: acollins@majorhospital.org

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.