Lets now look at the harms ketogenic diet can give to your body if you avoid don’t take precautions.
1. Micro-nutrient deficiency=
A ketogenic diet avoid the person to eat enough or the required amount of carbohydrates. If you don’t consume carbohydrates from quality foods you will suffer from a deficiency of micronutrients like Thiamine, Iron, Calcium, potassium, and magnesium causing more harm than good. So please try to consume carbohydrates from quality foods like oats, nuts, and fish oil. According to the basic concept of the ketogenic diet, only 6-10% of your calories should come from carbohydrates.
2.Decrease in performance
you experiment with different diets like ketogenic and carbo-loading in your off-seasons. You shouldn’t play with your diet in competitions as this can cause reduce your performance and the intensity of your play can be lacking. Carbohydrates is like fuel and your body will not function without carbohydrates. Carbohydrates replenish the glycogen stores, helps in recovery, and do many functions. Ketogenic diet cuts every athlete short on carbohydrates.
3.Can cause dehydration and brain fog
When you go on a ketogenic diet you rely more on fat then carbs. This causes metabolic shift which can lead to many unwanted conditions like dehydration and brain fog which is no one wants. So do take time to find the more nutritious foods then deep fried junk foods. Try to add more fruits in your diet like avocado and guava.
4.May increase cholesterol level
In ketogenic diet plan you have to eat more fat and this can increase the amount of blood lipids which leads to increased cholesterol levels. Increased cholesterol level leaves a man open to many harmful heart diseases. Please contact your doctor before taking any of these diets which can cause serious issues to your bodies.
5.Can make your blood acidic
There is a special disease which can be cause by only ketogenic diet plan and it is known as Keto acids. So too much amount of ketones in the blood can make your blood acidic and can cause serious problems. Symptoms of keto acids are headache,fatigue, sleeplessness and loss of consciousness. If you recognise any of the written symptoms contact your doctor as quick as possible and you should stop ketogenic diet immediately.
Some foods you can consume in ketogenic diet plan are