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Advantages of Ketosis /Keto Diet

A Keto Diet which is also commonly referred to as Ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high-fat diet whose primary purpose is to get your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis. Ketosis occurs when your body has run out of its sugar reserves hence needs to find an alternative energy source. Regarding the fact that other alternative diets focus mainly on weight loss, keto diet has an added advantage since it has other numerous benefits as will be discussed here. By having ketones as your body’s energy source, it will be able to function efficiently.

Weight loss is one of the leading benefits that come with keto diet just like other alternative types of diets. Through keto diet, your body blood sugar and insulin levels drop to facilitate the weight loss process. Through ketosis, the fat cells are given the ability to release the water they have been retaining hence leading to a significant drop in weight loss due to loss of water by the body. The fat cells are then absorbed into the bloodstream and transported to the liver where they are converted into ketones and this is made possible due to their small size after releasing water.

Other than just weight loss, Keto diet is also known to play a significant role in controlling a person’s appetite. A person’s appetite is easily controlled through keto diet considering that it is a low carbohydrate diet. Due to the low carbohydrate intakes in keto diet, you will find that you do not get hungry as often and your chances of getting random cravings for junk food are significantly reduced.

Other than just weight loss and control of appetite, keto diet has also been proven to promote better mental focus. Through ketosis, you will be able to stay focused for longer periods since your brain uses ketones as a source of fuel which is more consistent in place of carbohydrates. The low intake of carbohydrates in Keto diet ensures that your mind does not get cloudy. Other than just going with what you are told, you can try to experiment it on your own by getting on a keto diet for a couple of days then switch to eating carbohydrates.

Lastly, keto diet has also been proven to provide more energy to the body and also help infighting diabetes type II. Regarding the fact that your body can only store so much glycogen, there is great need to constantly refuel it hence ketosis may come in handy due to its consistent energy production. For someone that suffers from diabetes type II, Keto diet lowers the level of insulin production by removing sugars from the diet hence reversing the condition.

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