Keto flu


Keto Flu


Headaches can be caused by dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. When our electrolytes are imbalanced, the pumps that regulate sodium, potassium, and calcium, become distressed and can trigger a migraine. Ketosis headaches typically last from 1 day to 1 week, although some people may experience pain for longer. Remember to stay hydrated!


Fibre are essential for bowel movement. Cutting down crabs such as fruits and whole grains from 225 - 325 g to 20 - 50 g of carbs aday, based on a 2,000 calorie diet, can potentially cause fibre deficit. Make sure you are temporarily getting enough fibre-rich foods into your diet, such as whole grains, legumes, and berries or consider adequate fibre supplements!

Hair loss

As you eat fewer carbs, your body produces less insulin, and glycogen stores get depleted, of which, your kidneys excrete water and electrolytes like sodium, zinc, magnesium, potassium and iodine in large amounts, causing nutrients deficiency.
On the other hand, Many people who are new to the ketogenic diet don't replace the calories they would usually get from carbohydrates with healthy fats and protein. This leads to a drastic calorie deficit , therefore, your body spends less energy on non-vital systems such as hair growth.
Make sure you compensate your micronutrients loss, or you can balance of gut bacteria by consuming probiotics, it helps better digestion for your body to absorb the nutrients. Or alternatively, you can try to apply coconut oil and Massage your scalp to promote blood flow and hair growth.

Leg cramps

Muscle cramps can be caused by dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
Electrolytes are substances that carry electrical signals between the body's cells. Electrolyte imbalances lead to disrupted electrical messages that may cause muscle contractions and spasms.
People following the ketogenic diet should ensure that they are getting enough electrolytes include calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium from the food.
Remember to stay hydrated!

Alter your gut microbe

Research suggested from the participant's DNA samples showed that shifting between standard and ketogenic diets dramatically changed the proportions of common gut microbial phyla Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, and Firmicutes in participants' guts. The common probiotic Bifidobacteria, showed the greatest decrease on the ketogenic diet. These changes specifically reduce the numbers of Th17 immune cells – a type of T cell critical for fighting off infectious disease, also known to promote inflammation in autoimmune diseases.


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