What Is a Ketogenic Diet?

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Do you know the ketogenic diet is one of the most popular diets in America in recent years? It consists of food components very high in fats and very low in carbohydrates. It involves reducing carbohydrate intake significantly and increasing fat intake. The carbohydrate reduction can put your body in a metabolic state called ketosis which is an elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood. When this happens, your body will be able to burn fat for energy. Fat is converted into ketones in the liver and this can help supply energy to the brain. This has multiple benefits and can help treat some diseases like diabetes and epilepsy. The ketogenic diet has the ability to repair dysfunctional metabolic pathways ultimately leading to restoration and healing. When intermittent fasting is done with keto the results are astounding.

Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic diets can reduce blood sugar and insulin levels and can be used in treating diabetes.

It has been used for epilepsy, weight loss, diabetes, treating and preventing some cancers.

It enhances the immune system, digestion and elimination, detoxification, anti-inflammation and mental clarity.

Ketosis can reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures in children with epilepsy.

The Importance of a Healthy Weight

Having a healthy weight is important for overall health because it can help prevent many health conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and certain cancers. The ketogenic diet can help you attain a healthy weight. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is very important because it helps you lower the risk for developing these conditions. A healthy weight also helps you have more energy and feel good about yourself. The keto diet and exercise can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight to help prevent and treat certain diseases as well as give you a sense of well-being.

Using only a few easily obtainable inexpensive ingredients in our recipes, you can prepare keto meals in minutes, anytime, anywhere. This makes it easy for anyone to do and it helps people move towards their goal of optimal health.

My book, The Complete Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting Guide For Beginners is coming out in 2022. It includes a ketogenic shopping list, an amazing 14 day meal plan with net carbs under 25 g per day and so much more! Get my book and learn more about the keto diet and the amazing easy recipes you can make.

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Source by Dr. Amaka Nwozo

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