• 5 misconceptions about keto
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    5 misconceptions about keto

    The keto diet has gone mainstream. You can tell by the amount of “ketogenic” products available in online and physical shelves, recipes in the internet and Google searches. The interest in keto peaked around the second week of this year in Australia (see graph below) and worldwide. However, many people still don’t know exactly how this diet work. Hence, I’ve compiled 5 misconceptions about keto. 1. I’m in ketosis because I eat “keto” Ketosis is “an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the body” (1). The definition does not provide a specific target, but the usual recommended target range is 1 to 5 mmol/L. Eating “keto” does not guarantee you…

  • the keto diet
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    The keto diet

    The keto diet is gaining popularity in the mainstream health conscious community. In fact, Google searches trends show that there has been a massive surge of interest in the past 1.5 years, particularly in the past 6 months. Interestingly, while searches for “ketogenic diet” have remained fairly stable, searches for “keto diet” are on the rise (one has to wonder how many people don’t know that “keto” stands for “ketogenic). As shown below, trends are similar in Australia. What is a ketogenic diet? Ketogenic diets were designed in the 1920s as therapeutic diets for the treatment of epilepsy. They are low in carbohydrate, moderate in protein and high in fat…