A New York cardiologist says the Keto diet is based on misinformation and he would never recommend it to any patient. The keto diet is “a mistake” that causes people to miss out on eating healthy, nutrient-rich foods, according to one prominent New York cardiologist.
Consequently, does keto clog your arteries?
The trendy diet is high in fat — but that doesn’t mean it will clog up your arteries. Still, cardiologists say there may be a better way to prevent heart conditions. Some keto followers brag about how much butter and bacon they can eat.
Additionally, who should not do keto?
Considering these risks, people who have kidney damage, individuals at risk for heart disease, pregnant or nursing women, people with type 1 diabetes, pre-existing liver or pancreatic condition and anyone who has undergone gallbladder removal shouldn’t attempt the Keto diet.
Why you should not do the keto diet?
The keto diet could cause low blood pressure, kidney stones, constipation, nutrient deficiencies and an increased risk of heart disease. Strict diets like keto could also cause social isolation or disordered eating. Keto is not safe for those with any conditions involving their pancreas, liver, thyroid or gallbladder.
Yet if you start eating more saturated fat because you’re on keto, then your LDL will likely rise. An increase in saturated fat intake “has been shown over and over again” to increase LDL, he says.
People with type 1 diabetes are not recommended this diet, because it increases the risk of producing ketoacidosis. In severe cases, ketoacidosis ends up causing an electrolyte imbalance (potassium, calcium and sodium), causing cardiac arrhythmias.
Best Overall: The Mediterranean diet took first place, followed by:
- The flexitarian (mostly plant-based) and DASH diets tying for second place.
- WW (formerly Weight Watchers) in fourth place. It assigns point values to foods, with more nutritious choices having fewer points.