In the midst of the growing popularity of the keto diet, there are many things that can be used to legitimize the dangers of this low-carb diet.
Previously, scientists roll around arguing that keto diet can have a bad impact. Not only that, there are also studies that say that the keto diet can actually increase the risk of diabetes. In Indonesia alone, the Indonesian Ministry of Health clearly does not recommend these low-carb diets.
Most recently, the ketogenic diet is also said to affect your sex life. That said, the ketogenic diet plays a role in reducing one’s sex drive.
“The ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate diet with an intake of 20-50 grams of carbohydrates per day, relatively high protein, and moderate fat,” nutrition expert Lily Soutter said.
With such intake, said Soutter, the body’s intake becomes unbalanced and causes problems in hormonal balance.
Some studies say that keto diet can cause a decrease in thyroid function which makes the body feel tired quickly. Indirectly, it has a negative impact on the hormone libido to reduce a person’s sex drive.
With the keto diet, proteins in the body that used to act as energy switch to fat burners. This happens because there is not enough carbohydrate in the body.
Facts About Keto Diet
Nutritionist from The Natural Health Bible for Women, Marilyn Glenville said that people who go on a keto diet will experience a drastic decrease in energy.
In addition, some evidence also shows that a low-carbohydrate diet can increase the production of the stress hormone cortisol which can affect the three glands important to keep our hormones in balance.
The keto diet has clearly reduced carbohydrate intake. In fact, the human brain depends on glucose consumed. Carbohydrates play a role in producing serotonin or what is known as ‘happy hormone’. In other words, the keto diet improves your mood to bad.