- Sep 8, 2020, 05:37 PM IST
Researchers have found that Keto diets and intermittent fasting may affect cardiovascular health. But Mediterranean diets and whole food plant-based diets which include fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains may prevent cardiovascular problems, they suggested. Keto is a very low carbohydrate dietary approach that sends the body into ketosis, a metabolic state in which it has reduced access to glucose and is instead mostly fuelled by fat. Keto does, however, show promise as a potential treatment for diabetes, with studies showing improved glucose levels, as well as lower fasting glucose and insulin levels in mice fed a keto diet. Further research is needed to confirm these benefits and assess risk before keto is clinically recommended. Researchers are also optimistic about the potential health benefits of intermittent fasting but are concerned about possible pitfalls.