Last Updated on July 4th, 2020
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? What if you could change your life just by altering the diet you eat? Eating a ketogenic diet will improve your health and fill you with an abundance of energy during the day. If you have no idea what a ketogenic diet is, then here are the basics of the diet that you need to know.
Ketosis is the name given to a metabolic state in the body. We all fuel ourselves through the food we eat, when we consume carbohydrate, our body breaks it down into glycogen that fuels our daily energy needs. In the absence of glycogen, the liver will produce ketones to replace glycogen as metabolic fuel.
Your liver makes ketones from two different sources; the first being dietary fat sources, and the second comes from adipose tissue stores, otherwise known as body fat. The liver will continue to produce ketones for metabolic fuel until you introduce carbohydrates again, and the body reverts to gluconeogenesis once again.
The Health Benefits of Implementing a Ketogenic Diet
Implementing a ketogenic diet has a host of positive health benefits. By avoiding carbohydrates, your fasted blood sugar levels will drop, and in some cases, those with diabetes or pre-diabetes may experience a reversal in their condition.
Ketogenic dieting also has a positive effect on your cholesterol balance. Your body will produce less LDL (bad cholesterol) and more HDL (good cholesterol), as well as drop the total number of triglycerides circulating in your blood.
Keto diets can also have a positive effect on those people that are living with thyroid disorders. Running a keto diet alongside your medication from the Thyroid Pharmacist could improve your thyroid function.
Eating a diet high in carbohydrates creates inflammation in the cell walls of the GI tract. This inflammation disrupts the normal function of the trillions of live microbacteria living in your gut. This inflammation prevents them from absorbing the nutrition from your food and spreads the inflammation to other systems in the body, such as the skeletal system. People living with arthritis can try out a ketogenic diet to relieve the symptoms of the disease.
Improve Your Food Choices with the Ketogenic Lifestyle
Unfortunately, many of us have no idea of the impact of our diet on our health. Refined carbohydrates can destroy your health. Removing carbs from your diet and replacing them with healthy fat sources and nutrient dense foods will reduce inflammation and improve your health markers.
It all starts with making better food choices. Throw out all carbohydrate sources and replace them with natural, healthy fat sources from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Foods such as salmon, tuna, avocados, MCT oil, and nuts are al high in healthy fats and the perfect choice for a ketogenic diet.
There are plenty of healthy and tasty keto recipes for you to enjoy. Try out these keto fat bombs for a delicious snack that you can take on the road and eat when pressed for time.
The Final Word on Ketogenic Diets
Ketogenic diets are not for everyone. Some people do not respond well to ketosis, however; there is only one way to discover if it works for you and that is by giving it a try. Study up on the execution of a ketogenic diet and then implement it in your life. Log your results for a few weeks and determine if it is the right diet strategy for you.
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