Keto, Vegan, Paleo what do they all mean?

We are hearing more and more about these dietary systems, they are pretty much taking over the world and changing our views on nutrition. I will explain the pros or cons of eating with these systems as there is lots of confusion with which one really provide good health...

  • KETO: The content of keto is around 60% fat, 20% proteins and 20% carbohydrates. The whole point of the keto diet is to lower the amount of carbohydrates in the body, which causes us to store less fat. By storing less fat our bodies release more fat when our sugars in the blood are low, which helps us to reduce our body weight. The keto diet might be hard to stick to for some people as it is quite a strict regime. But it has good health benefits which includes weight loss, improved focus, it lowers stress in the body, and it works on our hormonal and endocrine systems.

  • VEGAN: The vegan diet has its good points and bad points. This diet base on eating vegetable, fruits, seeds and nuts. There is no meat or diary intake included only plant-based foods. The benefits of the vegan diet are that it helps to rid the body of toxins, it can improve weight loss and it will help to improve the microbes in our guts. The down side from my point of view is that the vegan diet can cause a lot of long-term health issues from not eat specific fat- and water-soluble vitamins (A, B, D, E and K) like mental disorders, fatigue, thyroid and joint issues etc. Regardless of what vegans may believe we are not gut fermenters like gorillas of cows, so we do not do well when eating only plant foods. The acid we produce in our stomach is to break down animal proteins and to kill pathogens.

  • PALEO: The paleo diet is mainly animal proteins, vegetables, nuts, seeds and fats. It is based on what our ancestors would have eaten. Apparently grains and diary are new to the human digestive system, so we do not do so well on them. The benefits are weight loss, improved focus, less bouts of tiredness and better mental clarity.

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