Keto diet simplified!

“Ketogenic” is a term for a low-carb diet. The idea is to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. In this diet, You cut back most of the carbs that are easy to digest, like sugar, soda, pastries, and white bread.

How it works

When you eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day, your body eventually runs out of fuel (blood sugar) it can use quickly. 

This typically takes 3 to 4 days. Then you’ll start to break down protein and fat for energy, which can make you lose weight. This is called ketosis.

 It’s important to note that the ketogenic diet is a short term diet that’s focussed on weight loss rather than the pursuit of health benefits.

Benefits of the keto diet

Loose weight

A ketogenic diet may help you lose more weight in the first 3 to 6 months than some other diets.

Cancer

Insulin is a hormone that lets your body use or store sugar as fuel. Ketogenic diets make you burn through this fuel quickly, so you don’t need to store it. This means your body needs — and makes — less insulin. Those lower levels may help protect you against some kinds of cancer or even slow the growth of cancer cells.

Heart disease

It helps lower the risk of heart disease by lowering levels of insulin that result from these diets can stop your body from making more cholesterol. 

Acne

Carbohydrates have been known to be linked to acne.cutting down on them may help and the drop in insulin that a ketogenic diet can trigger may also help stop acne breakouts.

Diabetes

Low-carb diets seem to help keep your blood sugar lower and more predictable than other diets. But when your body burns fat for energy, it makes compounds called ketones

Epilepsy

Ketogenic diets have helped control seizures caused by this condition since the 1920s. But again, it’s important to work with your doctor to figure out what’s right for you or your child.

Polycystic ovary syndrome

This is when a woman’s ovaries get larger than they should be and small fluid-filled sacs form around the eggs. High levels of insulin can cause it.

Other nervous system disorder

These affect your brain and spine, as well as the nerves that link them together. Epilepsy is one, but others may be helped by a ketogenic diet as well, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and sleep disorders. 

Here is the takeaway

We have learned that keto diet is not for everyone. It is helpful for people suffering from obesity.

This might not be a great idea for a person who is planning on gaining a lot of muscles.

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