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The keto diet


The keto diet system, have you heard of it before?


 There is no doubt that obesity is considered one of the most dangerous diseases that affect humans, as it leads to serious chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, etc. And one of these systems is the ketogenic diet.

What is the ketogenic diet?

This diet is based on reducing carbohydrate intake, and its idea is to obtain more calories through proteins and fats and fewer calories through carbohydrates. When you follow this diet, you will stay away from easily digestible carbohydrates such as sugar, soda, pasta and white bread.

How does the keto diet work?

When you eat less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day, eventually your body's fuel (blood sugar) begins to run out and can be used up quickly. This usually takes 3 to 4 days, then you will start to convert protein and fats into energy, which causes you to lose weight, and this process is called ketosis.

Who can follow the keto diet?

People who follow the ketogenic diet lose weight often, but it can also regulate some medical conditions such as epilepsy, heart disease, some brain diseases and acne, but we still need a lot of research regarding these areas, you should consult your doctor first to confirm if the ketogenic diet is It is suitable for you, especially if you suffer from type 1 diabetes.

Benefits of the keto diet

The keto diet helps you lose more weight in the first 3 to 6 months than other diet regimes, and this is because it consumes many calories to convert fats into energy and then convert carbohydrates into energy. It is possible that a diet rich in protein and fats can satisfy you more because you will eat less, but this has not yet been proven.

cancer

Insulin is the hormone that causes your body to use or store sugar as fuel, and the ketogenic diet allows you to burn this fuel quickly, so you do not need to store it. This means that your body needs and produces less insulin, and these low levels of insulin help you protect your body from some types of cancer or even slow down the growth of cancer cells, but there is still a lack of research on this point.

Heart disease

The keto diet works to raise the level of good cholesterol and reduce the level of harmful cholesterol, and this may be due to a decrease in the level of insulin and cause the body to produce less cholesterol, and this reduces the chances of developing high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart failure and some other heart diseases.

acne

Carbohydrates are related to this skin condition, so reducing your carbohydrate intake is beneficial in this case. The lack of insulin hormone in the keto diet works to prevent acne (insulin stimulates the body to produce other hormones that aggravate acne.)

Diabetes

A low carbohydrate diet helps you maintain blood sugar levels more than any other diet, but when your body converts fats into energy, it creates compounds called ketones. If you suffer from diabetes, especially type 1, a lot of ketones in your blood will tire you a lot. Therefore, you should consult your doctor before starting a keto diet

Epilepsy

The ketogenic diet has helped you control convulsions caused by epilepsy since the year 1920, but you must consult your doctor first to choose the system that is beneficial for you or your child.

Other nervous system disorders

The ketogenic diet affects your brain and spine as well as the nerves that connect them together. Epilepsy is a condition of the nervous system, but there are other conditions that a ketogenic diet can benefit, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and sleep disorders. Scientists don't know why, but it could be because the ketones that your body produces when converting fat into energy protect brain cells from damage.

PCOS

In this case, the woman's ovaries are larger than normal and have small fluid-filled sacs that resemble eggs. High insulin levels may lead to polycystic ovaries. The ketogenic diet reduces the amount of insulin that your body makes and the quantity it needs, so it is useful in treating cases of PCOS with changing some lifestyle habits such as doing some exercise and losing weight.
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