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Ketogenic Diet

What is the ketogenic diet?
   Ketogenic diet or also known as (Keto diet or low carb high fat- LCHF) is a low carbohydrate, high fat and moderate protein diet. During this diet plan, you drastically reduce the carbohydrate intake and replace it by taking fat and protein, which includes 70% of fat, 25% of protein and 5% of carbohydrate (15-30 grams of carbohydrate every day).

What happens to the body on a ketogenic diet?
     Whenever we eat food that contains carbohydrates, they produce Glucose and Insulin, from which glucose is easily converted into energy. While glucose (that comes from carbs) is mainly used as energy, other energy sources like fat are stored.
     The reduction of carbohydrate intake puts the body into a metabolic state called ketosis, ketosis is a normal metabolic process that occurs when the body does not have enough glucose for energy. During this ketosis state, our body produces ketones which are made in the liver from the break down of fats.

Ketones-  If your body is unable to use glucose for energy, it breaks down the fat instead to use as energy. Thus ketones are known as the alternative fuel of the body. This process occurs while we fast,  or exercise and on low carb food intake. 

            In short, when you don't eat enough carbohydrates, our body uses the stored fat to give us the energy to do our day to day work.

Advantages & Disadvantages of keto diet

*Disclaimer- This article is written to provide only information and general idea.
This article should not be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition.
Please consult your healthcare provider before any diagnosis, treatment or medication.

The statistical information given is taken from internet sources.


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