Terrible consequences of the most popular diet in the USA are named.
Nutritionists at the Brigham Womens Clinic in Boston have found that the ketogenic diet, popular with celebrities and athletes, does not so much help the body as it increases the chances of developing serious diseases.
In the framework of studies of the intestinal microflora and the state of the internal organs of several groups of people, scientists came to the conclusion that the body not only begins to use fats as the main source of energy, but also "retrains" the digestive system, which in the long term can lead to anorexia and malfunctioning of organs digestion, writes Today.
In addition to abrupt weight loss, the ketogenic diet can cause critical fluctuations in blood glucose levels, which can lead to the development of serious diseases associated with the pancreas, up to diabetes.
Scientists note that this diet is good if you stick to it for a short period of time - from two weeks to a month - but the constant stay in "low-carb" stress, the body may not survive.
A healthy diet consisting of products from all food groups, with a balanced set of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and trace elements, is traditionally considered by physicians to be the most useful and acceptable for health.
And if there is a need to lose weight, it is wiser to reduce calories consumed due to sweets and refined food, by all means maintaining the balance of nutrients of the main diet.