Does The Keto Diet Work?

There have been many diets over the years – from protein-based diets to fruit-based diets. We are forever hearing about ketone – specifically raspberry ketones, which apparently give us a reduced craving for food.

Does it actually work though?

A ketone is a type of chemical. Particularly, the chemical that specifically gives raspberries their enjoyable and appetite-bursting aroma. When ketones are extracted from raspberries, they are often used to add a nice smell and flavour to foods and items including coca-colas, ice creams, and cosmetics. It seems unlikely that it may help reduce body fat, then, with logical reasoning.

In fact, many experts claim that it is not proven as beneficial, and you may as well not ‘waste your money’. In one study, people took a “dose” of 200 milligrams of raspberry ketones with 1,200 mg of vitamin C once a day for four weeks and it is reported they lost both weight and body fat. Here’s the thing: the study did not follow scientific methods, so probably isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.

Largely, any evidence to the contrary is only anecdotal and until something is proven scientifically, experts won’t touch the idea with a bargepole.

As raspberry ketones chemically are similar to other stimulants this suggests there is also the likelihood of side effects, but a longer study into this has never been undertaken, especially so, as ketones are a fairly new thing.

For analysis then, unless you want to undertake your own scientific study and do the research, it probably is best not to bother and consider losing weight the natural way – through a balanced diet and regular exercise.


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