Here’s What a Nutritionist *Really* Thinks About the Keto Diet

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Celebrities love it, we’ve tried it and, most importantly, the recipes are totally delicious. But is the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet healthy? We tapped nutritionist Keri Glassman to find out.

Firstly, what exactly is a ketogenic diet?

In a nutshell, it’s a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet, for which you restrict your carb intake (usually to 50 grams or less—some people go as low as 20) so your body reaches a state of ketosis (hence, the name). At ketosis, you’ll start to burn through existing stores of fat for energy, which leads to faster

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This One Diet Could Help Men With Erectile Dysfunction, New Study Suggests

There are plenty of factors that could affect sexual performance. Many of them are psychological, some of them are related to diseases and other health conditions, and some of them may even have to do with the medications you’re taking.

As it turns out, the foods you’re eating could also have a significant impact on your sex life, too. A new study reveals that, for middle-aged men, the Mediterranean diet is linked with better erectile performance.

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The study, which was published in the journal Nutrients and recently featured in

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    How to Make a Plant-Based Diet Complete

    Plant-based diets are a way to support nutrition, the environment and animal health. But even if you reduce or phase out animal products from your plate in favor of vegetables, fruits and nuts, you might still be missing a key ingredient that makes plant-based diets complete: whole grains.

    Here are three key reasons why whole grains are an essential component of a balanced plant-based diet.

    [SEE: Plant-Based Diet Ideas.]

    Whole Grains for Your Plant-Based Diet

    Whole Grains Offer a Nutritional Boost

    Any time food groups are eliminated, it’s important to make every ingredient count, and plant-based

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    Men Experience Flatulence 7 Times More On A Mostly Vegan Diet, Study Finds

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    Men on a predominantly plant-based diet pass more gas than men who eat a meat-based diet, a study has found. The findings indicate that the participants eating primarily vegan food have healthier gut bacteria and better colon health. 

    The study

    Researchers assessed the role of diet in gut and digestive health, which included looking at stool health and the amount of flatulence experienced. 

    There were two dietary groups: a low-fat, fiber-enriched Mediterranean-type diet (FMD) or a high-fat Western-type Diet (WD). The FMD is high in vegetables, fruits, and legumes, among other plant foods. 

    Publications have widely

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    Natalie Morales’ Grub Street Diet

    Natalie Morales will teach you how to make Cuban coffee.
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    This year, Natalie Morales became a first-time director — and a second-time director. In March, she released Plan B on Hulu, and today marks the release of Language Lessons, which she co-wrote and stars in with Mark Duplass. The story of a Spanish language teacher in Costa Rica and her student in Oakland, it’s told through Zoom (glitches and all), and The New Yorker praises Morales’s performance as “laughably smart, sympathetic, and engaging.” Off of Zoom, during the limited time she had not doing press for the

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    These 5 Serious Diseases May Be Caused by the Keto Diet, New Study Says

    The keto diet took hold in recent years both because it’s been effective in helping many people slim down, and because many dieters find it helpful to consider some foods totally off-limits when they’re concentrating on losing weight. If you’ve been one of them, a team of health researchers is bringing some concerns to your attention about what they call this “very-low-carbohydrate” diet: It’s just been linked to a few of the most-discussed chronic, long-term diseases.

    For a report recently published in the peer-reviewed Frontiers in Nutrition, seven medicine and nutrition researchers at  institutions in the U.S. and Canada

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    Jordyn Woods Reveals Her Exact Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight

    While Woods has admitted in past interviews that she’s no fan of taking drastic measures to achieve a certain look, she has done one-day juice cleanses in the past.

    “I tried a juice cleanse about two weeks ago. That’s not too crazy, but it was an interesting feeling. Like, you go through the emotions of not eating, and I felt really good after,” she told Elle Canada.

    For more insight into how celebs stay in such great shape, check out Serena Williams Reveals Her Exact Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner to Stay Fit, and for the latest celebrity health

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    The Long-Term Consequences of a Keto Diet: Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer, New Study Finds

    The long-term consequences of a ketogenic diet may far outweigh any potential short-term benefits, according to a new review published in scientific journal Frontiers in Nutrition. For the meta-analysis, a group of physicians, researchers, and registered dietitians analyzed more than 100 peer-reviewed studies on keto diets to identify the long-term effects. 

    Keto diets are known for their ability to promote quick weight loss because they restrict carbohydrates and emphasize protein and fats. The aim is to push the body into ketosis, which is the state in which the body uses fat for fuel. Keto diets rely heavily on red

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    Babies fed homemade alkaline diet formula hospitalized with rickets, brain damage

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a report that three infants in three states were hospitalized after being fed a homemade formula based on the alkaline diet.

    The CDC said the incidents occurred between August 2020 and February 2021 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

    The infants had been fed “a nutritionally deficient homemade formula based on alkaline diet recipes, with resultant severe hypocalcemia and vitamin D–deficient rickets. Homemade infant formulas and vegan diets might be deficient in essential vitamins and nutrients as has been reported for other formulas.”

    The CDC discovered the first 9-month-old boy had

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