What can you not eat on keto?
- Starchy vegetables and high-sugar fruits.
- Sweetened yogurt.
- Honey, syrup or sugar in any form.
- Chips and crackers.
- Baked goods including gluten-free baked goods.
What is the keto diet and how does it work?
On a keto diet, you restrict carbohydrates and protein, which means you consume a diet high in fat. Insufficient carbohydrates or protein means you don’t have much glucose for fuel. Your body utilizes that back-up fuel, converting the fat you eat and body fat into ketones. You’re literally burning fat for fuel!
Is keto diet healthy?
Mayo’s verdict: While the ketogenic diet may be recommended for some people with uncontrolled epilepsy, the high fat content — and especially the high level of unhealthy saturated fat — combined with limits on nutrient-rich fruits, veggies and grains is a concern for long-term heart health.