Traditional keto diets tend to contain high quantities of saturated fat that can increase bad cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease.
On the other hand, NUH Healthy Keto meals, developed by our Chief Dietitian Dr Lim Su Lin, are specially designed to help overweight or obese individuals lose weight safely without increasing bad cholesterol levels.
The fibre-rich Healthy Keto diet helps to keep patients feeling full and satiated while aiding digestion and promoting gut health. The diet is low-carbohydrate and moderate in healthy fats, with a restricted net carbohydrate intake of 50g or less per day, to induce ketosis. Ketosis utilises stored fat for energy. The programme also includes calorie restriction according to individual profile to aid weight loss, while maintaining good health.
Benefits and Trial Results
An ongoing clinical trial has shown that participants on the Healthy Keto diet have lost an average of 7.4kg over the course of six months. Unlike a traditional Keto diet that can lead to an increase in bad cholesterol levels, participants on the NUH Keto diet programme did not see this increase at six months and one year.
In addition, diabetic and pre-diabetic participants reported reduced blood glucose levels, and those with hypertension had improvements in their blood pressure levels.
Following the diet closely allowed participants to reduce dependence on their prescribed medications and enjoy a better quality of life.
To find out more about the NUH Healthy Keto Diet Programme*, contact us at:
* Suitable age range: 18-70 years old
This programme is not suitable for patients with any of the below preclusions:
- Body mass index <25 kg/m2
- Type 1 diabetes
- Chronic kidney disease
- Liver cirrhosis
- Heart failure
- Recent heart procedure (within the last 6 months)
- Recent stroke (within the last 6 months)
- Active cancer
- Cancer in remission (within the last 5 years)
- Currently pregnant