With the help of the ketogenic diet your metabolic engine can be improved and you can start burning carbohydrates and fats. About 70% of the ketogenic diet includes foods lie: coconut oil, organic eggs, grass-pastured butter, pecans and macadamia nuts. Since you are eating less carbs your body has to start burning the stored fat for energy. And during this process the body starts producing ketones which are made from fat that is produced in the liver.
The proper way to use the benefits of the ketogenic diet is to properly maintain the dieting state. This doesn’t mean that you have to starve and stop eating everything. But you have to stop consuming carbohydrates, so the process of ketosis can function properly.
What are the benefits of the ketogenic diet?
- Weight loss
Cutting carbs will allow our body to start burning fat when using energy and eventually our body will get use to relying on fat as the primary fuel.
- Fights cancer
Cancer cells feed on sugar. The more sugar you consume, the more you put yourself at risk of getting cancer and this is why it is really important to avoid sugar consumption. Dr. Eugene Fine of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine claims that ketones can stop the energy processes in the cancer cells.
- Brain protection
A study published in Behavioral Pharmacology states that the ketogenic diet is able to minimize the symptoms of Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease. Moreover, patients who followed the 4 to 1 ketogenic diet experienced about 43% of improvement in their symptoms.