The ketogenic (keto) diet is high in (good) fat, adequate in protein and very low in carbohydrates. It’s a popular diet, especially after an indulgent festive season. The immense health benefits of a ketogenic diet are well established in nutrition science. Not only does it improve your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, but it also helps reduce appetite, boosts weight loss and lowers your triglycerides (type of fat found in your blood).
In ketosis, your body runs on ketones, compounds that are formed during the breakdown of the fat from the food or fat stored in your body. The goal of the keto diet is to get your body into a metabolic state of ketosis, during which it uses fat rather than sugar from carbs as its main energy source.
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