Why cauliflower is perfect for the keto diet

The exploding popularity of the keto diet puts a less used veggie into the spotlight.

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  • The cauliflower is a vegetable of choice if you're on the keto diet.
  • The plant is low in carbs and can replace potatoes, rice and pasta.
  • It can be eaten both raw and cooked for different benefits.
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The "catch" to being on the keto diet

While short-term results are positive, there is mounting evidence against staying in ketosis for too long.

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  • Recent studies showed volunteers lost equal or more weight on high-carb, calorie-restricted diets than low-carb, calorie restricted diets.
  • There might be positive benefits to short-term usage of a ketogenic diet.
  • One dietician warns that the ketogenic diet could put diabetics at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.
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Ketogenic Diets Have "Profound Effect on Brain Function," Studies Find

Molecular biologists are hopeful about the results, but a long road lies ahead—so far this diet has only worked proven wonders on mice.

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