The keto diet involves significantly reducing your carbohydrate intake while increasing fat intake to more than 70% of daily calories (via Healthline). This can be done by replacing carbohydrates with foods such as meat, fish, eggs, butter, oils, and nuts. So what are the potential benefits of following a keto diet? Proponents of the diet claim that it can lead to weight loss, improved mental clarity and focus, and reduced inflammation. This diet has been shown to aid in weight loss efforts and even be more effective than a low-fat diet.
Additionally, some research suggests that the keto diet may be beneficial for certain medical conditions such as epilepsy, which is what the diet was created for in the first place (via Live Science). The keto diet has also been shown to be helpful to many people with diabetes, as it can improve insulin sensitivity and help with weight loss, which can make the effects of diabetes worse.