A ketogenic, or keto, diet is a very low carb, high fat eating pattern. It forces your body to use fat instead of glucose for fuel.
The ketogenic diet was originally used as a way to reduce seizure activity in people with epilepsy.
However, research suggests that it may also offer other health benefits, such as weight loss, reduced insulin resistance, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, and even improvements in neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Meal planning on this diet can be challenging, as you must choose foods that are healthy, provide variety, and fit into your daily intake goals for fat, protein, and carbs.
Many dairy foods are off-limits because they’re too high in carbs. Therefore, you may wonder about cottage cheese.
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