Every year there’s a new diet that promises to be the greatest health trick to cure us from our ever increasing ailments or to give us that beach body that we’re constantly working towards…or so we say. The reality is many of these diets and health tips have been around for years and years, so why do we suddenly fall for them being THE diet to follow? Well – because Hollywood.
For the last year and a half, the keto diet has been all the craze, but did you know how this diet began? According to News Medical, the keto diet became popular in the 1920s as a way to treat patients with epilepsy. It was later semi-replaced with anticonvulsant therapies but mainly kept as lifestyle approach to compliment these newfound medical treatments.
What exactly is the keto diet?
The keto diet is similar to previous low-carb diets. It is a very low-carb, high-fat diet. It turns fat into ketones which ultimately turns into energy for your brain and body – that’s normally what carbs are supposed to do, btw. The fact that ketones give energy to your brain is the main reason this diet was used to treat epilepsy.
So lots of fats and few carbs = more bacon and less pastries. If this sounds too much for you, Dr. Peter Huttenlocher modified the diet by incorporating MCT oils which allows for more carbs and protein intake. It’s a good midpoint between the yay and nay sayers don’t you think? According to nutritionist experts from Healthline, there are different kinds of keto diets.
- Standard ketogenic diet (SKD)
- Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD)
- Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD)
- High-protein ketogenic diet
Click here to know more about them. If you’re not convinced about increasing your fat intake, here’s a quick video from expert Jillian Michaels:
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Next up? “Celery Juice”
We’re barely into February and this year might already be known as the year of celery. Yep, the long green vegetable is having a moment and we’re still not sure if we should stand on the sidelines waiting for it to be over or if we should join in and be green.
Here’s what we know about it so far. Celery is rich in vitamins, flavonoids, beta carotene and it can make a good Insta post.
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It’s true, like most vegetables, celery has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but there aren’t many studies suggesting celery juice should be your new go-to for healing or weight-loss plans. Various health media sources cite animal studies, not human studies. Yet, everyday there are more people joining the movement claiming to feel – all the feels.
Although, if you are thinking of adopting a more plant-based diet, check out the Green Print Project. You might be surprised how one plant-based meal a week can make an impact on the world. Oh, and did we mention you can enter to win “lifetime” tickets for Beyonce and Jay-Z concerts? That’s right!
Back to the diets, what do you think – are you going for keto, celery juice or a balanced diet? Listen, every body is different and our dietary needs are different. It might be best to visit a nutritionist to design a special plan that will be best for your lifestyle, body build, allergies, chronic illnesses (if any), etc – you get the point. Let’s think long term before following trends – okkuuurrrrr.
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