The ketogenic diet is the new fat burning diet that everyone is talking about and doing. Yes you can eat cheeseburgers (protein style) with bacon, but there's a lot more to it, and you still need the right balance of healthy fats. It's similar to the popular Atkins diet back in the 90's. As time goes on and we learn more about the human body, scientists and nutritionist are starting to discover the importance of having good fat. Fat has been used in the human diet for thousands of years. Besides losing weight and turning your body into a fat burning machine, there are all sorts of other personal healing benefits to this diet. See below for more.
What is a ketogenic diet?
The ketogenic diet has proven itself in recent years. It's an emphasis on low carbs, medium protein, and high fat. When you do this diet, your body learns to burn more fat for energy instead of carbs, helping to reduce your overall fat storage, thus increasing your energy because fat is a stronger molecular structure than carbs.
It's ketogenic because ketones are chemicals that your liver produces. When your body has a reduction of sugar or carbs, it naturally produces ketones. The liver of course is used for detoxification, protein synthesis, and produces chemicals to break down food. So, instead of your liver using sugar for energy, it produces ketones which help break down fat for energy. Mix this with intermittent fasting and your body becomes a fat burning machine!
Here's a suggested ketogenic diet:
Low carbs: Leafy greens, kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin seeds, asparagus
Medium Protein: Fish, eggs, beef, chicken, turkey, shrimp, sardines
High Fat: Avacodo, nuts, cheese, yogurt, pastured butter, olives
Use the Keto Diet food pyramid to help
Other benefits of the Ketogenic diet
- Reduces the risk of cancer
- Reduces high blood sugar
- Improves heart health
- Reduces risk of Alzheimer's disease
- Limits the growth of tumors
- Reduces inflammation
- Clears skin
- Reduces risk of chronic disease
- Increases life span
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