What is Ketogenic diet?
We all have heard about the latest entrant in the world of dieting – Keto Diet. It involves mostly having very less carbs and adequate protein and high fats. Well how much ever unbelievable this may sound but one can actually have a diet which include cheese, butter, ghee, cream etc. the maximum calories from fats and not carbs.
How does it help?
- Shed Body Fat: It’s basic science that in the absence of carbs, your body will burn fat for fuel. In a Ketogenic diet, fat is the first form of energy your body will consume.
- Prevent Disease: Its known for ketogenic diets to have cured many diseases including epilepsy. Even cancer cells have a tough time spreading and surviving in glucose depleted environments.
- Preserve Muscle: the body will typically make use of fat before it goes after muscle in a fat (fuel) rich environment.
How to do it?
For a body to enter ketosis, at least 60% of the calories should come from fats and only 5% from your carbohydrates. Protein must be consumed in moderation. In general, people who are following a keto diet keep their carb intake less than 50gm per day and sometimes as low as under 20 gm per day.
Ketogenic Diets have been proved to offer many health benefits and are extremely effective if you’re looking forward to slim down your body, mostly fat.