In the last few years, adopting diets such as the keto, paleo or carnivore diet have gained as much popularity as eating strictly gluten free, raw, or vegan foods.

In this article, Team Salud explains to you what you should know about adopting an extreme diet.

Adopting an extreme diet can be beneficial in terms of losing weight, or if you suffer some kind of food intolerance or allergy. However, limiting the consumption of balanced foods can lead to an imbalance of nutrients.

Vegetarian, vegan and raw diets include plenty of vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts, and exclude meat and most animal products. Having a balanced meal plan that includes plenty of vegetables is particularly beneficial to your digestive system. However, if you don’t replace meat and dairy products with the correct type of foods you can develop a deficiency of nutrients such as iron, and calcium, highly present in dairy. Besides, if you don’t always have time to cook or prepare your meals it’s easy to get used to eating food that is under the category of vegetarian or vegan that is high on carbs, and it may fulfill you but if it doesn’t have any kind of nutrients.

On the other hand, the ketogenic diet is a diet that includes mostly meats, and foods that are very high on fat and proteins, and very low on carbs. Similarly, the carnivore diet includes meat, fish, eggs and certain dairy products, but it excludes all other foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. Since these diets eliminate most carbs and sugars, they are excellent when it comes to losing weight and building muscle. Just like eating strictly raw foods, this may cause an imbalance in nutrients, besides high levels of cholesterol, fat and sodium.

Another form of extreme measures in terms of food is avoiding foods such as gluten or lactose without having an allergy or an intolerance. The more you exclude from your diet, the more likely you are to developing an intolerance. This also creates cravings, and deprives you from the specific nutrients for no good reason.

If you are thinking of cutting off any specific foods from your diet, make sure to do proper research and consult a nutritionist first. You can supplement your diet with Super High Potency to cover all the vitamins that you need and stay energized.

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