– But there is mounting evidence that ketogenic diets, used judiciously for short periods of time, can benefit several systems of the body, especially the brain. High Protein Ketogenic Diet – This form of keto diet has a higher amount of protein in the diet. Here the ratio of the different food groups are 60% fats, 35% protein and 5% carbohydrate. Clinical Ketogenic Diet – In this diet, there are some carbohydrate relaxations, as you are allowed to have 2 high-carbohydrate food days after following the keto diet for 5 days at a stretch.
There is no one standard ketogenic diet, and different ratios of nutrients have been used in so-called keto diets. All have in common the reduction of carbohydrates and an increase in fat along with a moderate amount of protein. Being low in fibre, high in saturated fat and red meat, and extremely restrictive, the keto diet does not really align with nutritional guidelines issued by government experts. The diet’s critics say it is, at best, a passing trend and, at worst, a socially acceptable form of disordered eating. Its followers, however, swear by it for weight loss and health, sometimes with a fanatical passion.