We bet you didn’t know this side effect of Keto Diet!
Keto has suddenly become so wildly popular that you see almost everyone following it. We love seeing the many success stories of this diet – people are dropping sizes across the globe with this diet, which breaks every food logic you have been given so far. It aims at breaking your regular food pyramid and tells you FAT is not the evil.
The reason it appeals to such a vast number of people is because it tells you to feast on things that you have been told to avoid all your life. It cuts down your cravings too because you are pretty much feasting on high-fat, high-protein diet.
Now coming back to why we are reading this article! There are so many success stories to this diet that makes it hard to avoid it – especially when so many people around you are raving about its benefits. But this trendy diet can have a side effect, that hasn’t been spoken about before. Apart from constipation and bad breath, this diet can alter your alcohol tolerance and get you really drunk, really fast.
Depending on the lifestyle you lead, it can either be a good thing or bad. Drinking, while on keto can leave you with a terrible hangover. The reason being – when you cut carbs from your diet, the glycogen stores of your body deplete. The depleted glycogen stores make you more prone to hangover.
Here is the explanation: When your body is in ketosis, the lack of glycogen makes alcohol head to your liver at a much higher rate, where it gets converted into acetaldehyde in order to activate faster metabolisation. This spikes up the chances of intoxication.
So to avoid this nasty hangover when your body is in ketosis, have a low carb meal before drinking. Also, avoid sugary drinks or beer. Your body will respond better to hard drinks or a glass of red wine.