How can I manage my high blood pressure, diabetes, and soiling better? This is probably one of the most common questions you hear across urban Nepal. Perhaps not as common as that, but still, a popularly growing answer to this question is the keto diet.
The keto (or ketogenic) diet is an eating regimen that has been accepted, particularly by metropolitan residents in Nepal who want to live disease-free.
Nutrition experts claim the keto diet has protein and fat as well as very low carbohydrates. A 16 or 18-hour fast is recommended by some people in addition to this type of diet while others merely adhere to this diet plan.
Nutritionists claim that the keto diet may not always be advantageous to a person’s health. Although some people can maintain ketosis while ingesting up to 50 grams of carbohydrates daily, most ketogenic dieters find success with around 20 grams of carbohydrates per day.
While its advantages and disadvantages are there, it appears in Nepal are many people have just a partial understanding of this diet plan. Consequently, there are several myths that surround the promotion and opposition of the keto diet.
Here we discuss 11 such myths that are prevalent in Nepal.
1. Keto diet is bad for your health
Photo: Tiffin Batta
One of the biggest myths regarding keto, in general, is possibly this one. There are pictures of bacon, butter, and many other fatty meals, as though that were the ideal keto diet menu. This misunderstanding has some truth to it, but a ketogenic diet should actually include a lot of veggies, organic proteins, and healthy fats (like extra virgin olive oil). In fact, the scientific evidence for keto diets indicates an improvement in cholesterol levels and heart health. In this situation, the fact could not be further from the general impression.
2. With the keto diet, you’ll have no energy for intense workouts
A keto diet meal set. Photo: Tiffin Batta
This myth contains a grain of truth because performance levels do slightly drop when engaging in intense anaerobic exercise. Of course, this is in contrast to athletes who consume enormous amounts of carbohydrates. Your workouts, however, are very unlikely to…