A ketogenic diet is a special high-fat, low carbohydrate diet that helps to control people with epilepsy. This diet is strict as its requiring careful measurements of calories, proteins, and fluids and should be controlled by a nutritionist. Ketogenic is formed from keto=ketone and genic=producing which means producing ketones in the body. Ketones are the result when the body burns fat for energy or fuel. Ketones can be identified through urine, blood or breath and are produced in the liver.
Keto diet is also famous among people who are trying to maintain a blood sugar and lose a body fat. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a high-protein, low-carb ketogenic diets significantly reduce hunger and lower food intake more than do high-protein, medium-carb nonketogenic diets. Keto diet is stricter than other similar diets like Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) and Atkinson. A director of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at Duke University, Dr. Eric Westman said that this strict diet concerns on an extremely low carb consumption which is twenty or thirty grams per day. The benefits of Ketogenic diet are:
As ketogenic diet is about burning a fat into energy, it obviously helps to weight loss. According to some studies, doing a low carb or keto diet is more effective for weight loss program than involving another type of diet.
Reducing Insulin and Blood Sugar
The carbohydrate changes into a sugar in the blood, so if the patient with diabetes type 2 does this diet, it helps them to reduce their blood sugar.
Blood Pressure Reduction
Hypertension or high blood pressure leads to heavy diseases like kidney failure, heart disease and some more. The effective way to reduce it is having low carb diets.
This diet has been used for epilepsy syndrome since 1920 and it is recommended for children who has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or children who have a problem with a seizure. A professor and neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, Gary Yellen says "The studies from the 1920s found that this type of diet was like a sustainable form of fasting, and supposedly since antiquity, to be beneficial for epilepsy,"
How a ketogenic diet works for seizures is not clear yet. But Yellen says that the "electrical storms" in brain or potassium channels work better when using ketones for energy instead of glucose. He also wonders how diet can work, but epilepsy medications do not.
Increased The Stamina
In a ketogenic diet, the fat that body stores can be used as an energy for weeks or even a months, it is longer than a stored of carbohydrate which lasts only for a few hours of extreme exercise. By doing this diet, the craving feeling after exercise can be solved because the fat stores are enough to keep going.
Metabolic Syndrome Treatment
As described in Authority Nutrition low carbohydrate diets help to improve a metabolic syndrome which gas symptoms like blood pressure, insulin levels, low HDL-cholesterol, abdominal obesity, and LDL. These symptoms related to the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Other benefits are to help people with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, even reduce the acnes.
How to do Keto diet? Everybody can make a plan for a week or even thirty days. Focus on what can eat, such as meat (red meat, ham, sausage, bacon, chicken, steak), fish (salmon, tuna, trout), unprocessed cheese (mozzarella, cheddar), tomatoes, onion, avocados and much more. And avoid sugary foods like soda, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, rice, pasta, cereal and more.
So, want to put this type of diet in bucket list for next year?
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