Keto Long Term Is Not Healthy
The keto diet is NOT altogether good for the long-term and here’s why
- Cutting out carbs for the long-term has been linked to heart rhythm problems
- Your ability to exercise might suffer
- While one of the promises of the keto diet is that switching your body’s main energy source from carbs to fat is a good change. The reality of that promise is that the true benefits depend on how active you are.
- The body prefers to burn carbs for fuel and store fat, especially when you’re exercising. This is because it spends less energy-burning carbs for fuel than it does burning fat.
- If your body is receiving less than adequate amounts of carbs, your ability to exercise could suffer as your body struggles to maintain energy needs while it’s breaking down fat. This could make you feel sluggish during workouts and can mean that the keto diet is not good in the long-term when it comes to athletes and people with physically demanding jobs.
- People with gallbladder problems should not eat high amounts of fat for the long-term
- The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile, which is made by the liver. Bile is essential for fat metabolism. High-fat diets could aggravate existing gallbladder
- Could lead to vitamin deficiencies
- People on the keto diet might decide not to consume carb-rich fruits and veggies in an effort to keep their car counts down. Focusing on limiting carbs could lead to vitamin deficiencies in the long-run.
- There could be negative impacts on your gut health
- Nutrient-dense and fiber-rich foods like quinoa, beans, lentils, fruit, brown rice, and sweet potatoes are not permitted in the keto diet because of the high number of carbs. For a lot of people, these excluded foods could lead to digestive issues like constipation and diarrhea.
- Higher-carb foods like starchy vegetables and whole grains may not promote good gut health.