What is Keto Diet?
Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate protein, low carbohydrate diet that is use to lose weight, maintain low cholesterol, and reverse diseases like obesity, diabetes, and certain heart conditions. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather that carbohydrates. It is also referred to as low carb-high fat diet. Some people experience an increase in energy when on this diet. It is about eating the food you love in a more with more low carb option. This diet may have benefits against cancer and diabetes due to its low carb content. This diet involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in fat puts your body into a metabolic state known as Ketosis.
How Does it Work?
When you body goes into ketosis, it becomes efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. Be careful when on keto diet because it can cause massive reduction in blood sugar and insulin levels for the diabetics. Ketogenic diet can help you lose excess fat, which is closely linked to type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases. In a study conducted, Ketogenic group lost 24.4 pounds (11.1 kg), compared to 15.2 pounds (6.9 kg) in the higher-carb group. Also, 95.2% of the ketogenic group were also able to stop or reduce diabetes medication, compared to 62% in the higher-carb diet. Ketogenic diet can help reduce body cholesterol and blood pressure level, thereby, reducing heart disease. Lower insulin level and eating less sugar or processed foods may help improve acne. Studies find that this diet may help reduce symptoms of Alzheimer, epilepsy, Parkinson disease, and even cancer.