What About Wheat?
Most people end up ditching a lot of wheat-based products on a keto diet because most wheat-based products are high-carb and off-limits. Still, those dealing with mental health disorders might benefit from ditching wheat altogether, including hidden sources. Of all the high-carbohydrate foods, wheat might be the most significant for mental health.
Almost fifty years ago, researchers suggested there could be a link between symptoms in some people with schizophrenia and wheat consumption. 
Celiac disease is a condition with an established association to neurologic and psychiatric conditions.
Six out of every one hundred people might also have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, which could spark psychiatric symptoms. The main proteins discussed when it comes to wheat are the gluten proteins. Many people report feeling much better after going gluten-free.   
Fortunately, if you do go gluten-free, you have plenty of tasty alternatives to work with, such as almond and coconut flour and keto nut-flour bread!
You might find going keto diminishes or alleviates your psychiatric or neurological symptoms. This delicious and nutritious diet plan can be life-changing. Peruse the recipes section here at Ketogenic.com for fun ideas!
Some people can wean off and completely stop their medications on a ketogenic diet. It’s always best to speak with your physician or health care practitioner before making any dietary changes.
Keto can be beneficial for neurological and mental health conditions. To summarize, keto acts on the brain by:
- Improving blood sugar regulation
- Protecting against oxidative stress and inflammation
- Increasing blood flow to some regions of the brain
- Changing brain energy metabolism
If you’re already following a ketogenic diet and you’re looking for other methods to boost your cognition, even more, you could try:
- Getting plenty of sleep
- Replenishing electrolytes (such as adding an electrolyte powder to your drinks and eating more nutrient-rich foods!)
- MCT oil
- Yoga and exercise
- Meditation and stress relief
- Nature and sunlight
- Reading and brain exercises (such as games)
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