Keto Diet: Lack Of Iron

by Colin McGregor
A study discovered that a Ketogenic diet reduces iron status in endurance athletes to an extent that may compromise their performance. ⁠

So if you are currently doing a keto diet make sure you are consuming foods with high levels of iron.

McSwiney, F., Wardrop, B., Volek, J., & Doyle, L. (2017). Effect of a 12 week low carbohydrate ketogenic diet versus a high carbohydrate diet on blood count indicators of iron status in male endurance athletes. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 76(OCE3). doi:10.1017/S0029665117001458