Is the keto diet safe for seniors since it is high in fat?
The best diet is the one you can stick to for a long time. Unfortunately, the keto diet has received comparatively few long-term randomized trials compared to other diet programs. The majority of research examines the diet’s effectiveness over weeks to a year.
Medical experts are still unsure about the ketogenic diet’s effectiveness in supporting long-term health. It is difficult for some people to stick to the diet for long periods because of its strictness. The keto diet frequently causes unpleasant side effects such as foul breath, exhaustion, low energy, intestinal issues, or sleeplessness.
Most of these adverse effects may fade away within a few weeks or months, but the terrible breath will linger as long as you are in ketosis. Another issue to consider is if the ketogenic diet provides enough micronutrients. Iron, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin D deficits are not uncommon in older people. For many of these vitamins and minerals, fruits and vegetables are good sources.
Many fruits and vegetables such as potatoes, avocados, and broccoli contain too many carbs when on the keto diet. It can make it challenging to receive all of your body’s needed minerals.
If you’re thinking about starting the keto diet, consult with a nutritionist to ensure you’re following healthy dietary guidelines for old age.