The ketogenic diet is the latest in US diet crazes, though it actually isn’t a new a diet at all.
Keto is different from other diets in the way it triggers your body how it gets energy. The human body is primarily fueled by glucose which comes from carbohydrates. On a ketogenic diet, carbs are drastically reduced to only 5 percent of daily calories and fat consumption goes up to 80 percent of calories. When the body runs out of glucose, the body can start to burn fat as an alternative source of energy. This fat burning state is called ketosis.
Keto could help to treat epilepsy and Type 2 diabetes, but its usefulness as a diet for weight loss is still very much debated.
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