Who Should Not Follow A Keto Diet?
A Ketogenic Diet is not for everyone, as some groups of people can be seriously harmed and should therefore refrain from eating a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet.
These groups of people include people with
Increased blood fat levels: If you suffer from hyperlipidemia (increased cholesterol, triglyceride, and lipoprotein levels), the organism cannot break down fat properly, which is why a high-fat diet can become a problem.
Heart diseases such as heart failure: If the body has to switch to metabolism with ketone bodies instead of glucose, this can put additional strain on a weakened heart.
Bile problems, for example with gallstones or a distant gallbladder: fat digestion is difficult in people with diseased or missing bile so that a high-fat diet would be counterproductive.
Liver or kidney diseases: A Ketogenic Diet can put additional strain on the liver and kidneys, as it removes water from the body and at the same time provide it with a lot of fat to break down.
Underweight or an eating disorder: Those affected already struggle with a nutritional deficiency and also have to gain weight instead of losing weight.
If you want to try the keto diet despite one of these diseases, you should never do so without medical advice.
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