7 Facts about Keto Diet - Healthbiztips

7 Facts about Keto Diet

Keto or ketosis diet has gained popularity over the last few years. Here are some facts you should know about this diet.

7 Facts about Keto Diet - Healthbiztips
7 Facts about Keto Diet - Healthbiztips

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan
1. When you follow a standard ketogenic diet, you have to cut down your carbohydrate intake to less than 5%.

2. School taught us that we have 3 main energy source -- carbohydrate, protein, and fat. If you remember, it is emphasized that our main energy source should be carbohydrates. We'll, ketogenic diet is a diet that directly opposes that teaching. Instead of getting much of our energy needs from carbohydrates, ketogenic diet focuses on a diet high in fat while keeping carbohydrate intake minimal.

3. Did you know that glucose metabolism promotes inflammation? Whereas, when your body turns to ketones for energy, it helps prevents this damaging inflammatory response.

4. Ketogenic diet is a popular diet to loose weight, prevent and manage inflammatory diseases like Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

5. Since keto diet limits carbohydrate intake, the body is forced to turn into ketones as an energy source which induces the body into a state of ketosis (high ketones in the blood).

6. Ketogenic diet is claimed to benefit people suffering from diabetes as it brings blood sugar level down, however caution should still be taken to avoid diabetic ketoacidosis. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a medical emergency in which ketone level in the blood reaches a dangerously high level, which turns blood acidic and interferes with the normal functioning of vital internal organs.

7. Ketogenic diet reduces cravings while it increases the amount of time you feel full.

Another good reason to cut on carbohydrate intake is it's positive effect of lowering triglyceride level in the blood. On the other hand, did you know that shifting to a low-fat diet can drastically increase triglyceride level?


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