Kourtney Kardashian Defends Keto Diet Amid Claims That It's 'Unhealthy'

In her Instagram post, the 41-year-old mom of three also shares that since diabetes runs in her family, the TV star goes to check her glucose levels while practicing keto diet.

AceShowbiz - Kourtney Kardashian is already known to be a healthy eating enthusiast. The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star recently took to her Instagram account to announce that she was going back on the keto diet as well as debunking rumors that it's unhealthy.

Kourtney quipped to her followers on the photo-sharing platform on Thursday, July 2, "To the one who said I should let you know that I am not a dietitian, you are correct. Sorry if anyone thought that was my profession." She wrote that alongside a picture of her ketone meter as it was reading a test strip.

She went on explaining, "and to all of you who are saying keto is unhealthy, my dr. has me do it for brief periods to help detox metals or toxins, so I would not recommend this without checking with your dr. first. But my dr. puts me on it and I personally love it."

The 41-year-old mom of three also shared that since diabetes runs in her family, she went to check her glucose levels while practicing keto diet. "And diabetes does run in my family and my dr. also has me check my glucose levels while doing keto for those questioning that too …," she noted. "Thank you all for your concern."

Kourtney Kardashian defended keto diet

Kourtney Kardashian defended keto diet.

This arrives after the Poosh founder shared a photo of herself testing her blood via a finger prick. "Morning keytone [sic] and glucose level check …," she wrote in an Instagram Stories. "And after two days of eating 'keto' I am in ketosis (.5)."

Keto diet forbids foods such as grains, beans and juice which aim is to enter a state of ketosis through fat metabolism. The body then primarily uses fat for energy instead of carbohydrates once in a ketogenic state. Additionally, when a person is in ketosis, they will have blood ketone levels of 0.5–3 millimoles per liter.

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