4 health conditions keto could help conquer

The keto diet

Chances are, you’ve heard about the keto diet. You might have seen the products in your local store or read about a celebrity who is on the diet. It’s that popular!

But if you haven’t heard, or maybe don’t know the nitty-gritty, then here’s the scoop…

Put simply, keto is a diet that requires you to lower your-carbs and increase your fat to lose weight. On the keto diet, you will eat anywhere from 20-50 grams of carbs a day. That’s way low — on a 2000 calorie diet most people are used to getting 225-325 grams of carbs. Fat intake increases from to 83-125 grams a day for a 1500 calorie-a-day diet, for example. Protein makes up about 15-30 percent of your diet.

One thing keto is known for doing is kicking your body into ketosis, which causes your body to burn fat. It is thought to induce weight loss due to how keto food fills you up, which may cause you to eat less. It also causes you to burn more of the calories you do eat. All of this has been shown to have some pretty powerful effects on several health conditions… but first…

What about — you know — the food you eat on a keto diet? Will you feel deprived?

Gena Hymowech

By Gena Hymowech

Gena Hymowech has over two decades of experience writing for health, entertainment and lifestyle publications, including Yahoo Beauty, Men's Journal and Self. She has covered medical conditions ranging from acne to lupus, and has also worked as an online communications assistant to nutritionist, diabetes educator, mindfulness expert and health author Laura Cipullo. Gena has researched natural options for her own health issues, and enjoys sharing her passion for the subject with others.