- by Dr Sheetal Chhabria
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- Mar 06 2017
What is a Keto Diet
If you have been a diet conscious person, you would have heard of these very often :(LCFH) low carb high fat diet, low carb diet, ketogenic Diet.
A KETO DIET is a diet which is clinically designed for people suffering from epilepsy, though it is also implied in practice towards people who require a change of diet requiring a KETO DIET.
A Low Carb Diet is called a Keto Diet, where ketones are produced by the liver and utilized as energy by the body.
Insulin and glucose is produced by your body, whenever you consume a diet which is rich in carbs.
Your body choses glucose to be converted and used as energy since it is the easiest molecule that can be converted by your body over other sources of energy.
The body produces insulin to process glucose to our entire body through the bloodstream.
The fats in our body are stored as they are not needed, since glucose is been used as the key energy. If one is on a diet which is high in carbohydrate, then glucose is utilized as the chief form of energy. The body generates a state called Ketosis, when the intake of carbs in the diet is lowered.
When we intake less amounts of food our body helps us to survive by a process which is naturally initiated by our body called KETOSIS. During this process KETONES are produced as a result of breaking down of the fats in the liver.
The main aim of the KETO DIET is to constrain your body into this metabolic state. We do this through starvation of carbohydrates or in other words keep our diet low on carbohydrate diets and not through diet low on calories.
Our bodies are unimaginably versatile to what you put into it – when you over-burden it with fats and take away sugars, it will start to use ketones as the essential source of energy. Ideal ketone levels offer benefits ,also has to be well monitored and the hydration is of upmost importance to keep the body alkaline.(PH of 7.5 )
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