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Is the Keto Diet Good or Bad? We Weigh the Pros and Cons

PopSugar Logo By Christina Stiehl of PopSugar | Slide 1 of 11: There's no denying that the keto diet, which is high in fat, moderate in protein, and low in carbs, is the trendiest diet of the moment. People are raving about how it's helped them lose weight and transform their lives, all while eating bacon and cheese. Still, the keto diet is pretty controversial. Some dietitians warn that the increased amount of saturated fat is dangerous for heart health while others insist carbs are essential for weight loss and overall health. So what's the verdict on the keto diet? We spoke to doctors and dietitians to weigh the pros and cons of this popular way of eating. Read on to find out if the keto diet is right for you. ]]>

Is the Keto Diet Good or Bad? We Weigh the Pros and Cons

There's no denying that the keto diet, which is high in fat, moderate in protein, and low in carbs, is the trendiest diet of the moment. People are raving about how it's helped them lose weight and transform their lives, all while eating bacon and cheese.

Still, the keto diet is pretty controversial. Some dietitians warn that the increased amount of saturated fat is dangerous for heart health while others insist carbs are essential for weight loss and overall health. So what's the verdict on the keto diet?

We spoke to doctors and dietitians to weigh the pros and cons of this popular way of eating. Read on to find out if the keto diet is right for you.


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