'Keto Crotch': The smelly side effect of the popular diet?
A high-fat, low carb diet plan is making women's' private parts smell funky.
'MURICA — The Keto diet is currently in the news for the wrong reasons.
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low carb plan where healthy fats make up 80 percent of a person's daily calories, and protein 20 percent.
This involves eating roughly 50 grams of carbohydrates a day, equivalent to a bagel or a cup of white rice. In comparison, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends 225 to 325 grams of carbs a day.
When carbs are taken out of the diet, the body burns up glucose reserves and then breaks down stored fat into fatty acids.
The New York Post cites social media users on Reddit threads and Twitters boards as saying the diet is making women smelling a bit strange "down there."
Women are complaining about "keto crotch," a strong odor coming from their private parts once they've taken on the keto diet."
Liza De Fazio, a registered dietitian nutritionist, told Insider that the keto diet could change the pH levels of the body, which may result in a different odor than usual.
However, California-based obstetrician and gynecologist Jen Gunter refuted the dietician by tweeting: "Food does not change vaginal odor ... if your sweat or breath smells of ketones then everywhere else will too."
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