There have been plenty of variations of low-carb diets over the years, including South Beach, Atkins, and paleo – aka, eating foods similar to those our hunter-gatherer Paleolithic ancestors ate. The most recent member of the club is the ketogenic or keto diet. You may have seen the terms “keto” or “keto friendly” begin to appear on tortillas, snack foods, and other items at the grocery store. You may remember seeing keto magazines at the checkout counter or keto cookbooks at Barnes & Noble. You might even have friends and members of your family who have “gone keto” and talk about benefits ranging from weight loss to feeling less tired.
So what exactly is this “keto” thing all about, and is it safe for diabetics to try?