The ketogenic diet is a strict meal plan on which we consume foods with low carbohydrates, moderate amount of protein and plenty of fat. When transitioning to ketosis, the body switches to its alternative fuel source: fat. The body utilizes its stored fat and fat from food and converts it to ketones.
The ketogenic diet was first used mostly for treating certain neurological disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.
Benefits of Keto
The long list of benefits of the ketogenic diet includes prevention of heart disease; lower blood pressure; decreased inflammation; increased cognitive and memory functions; improved vision; fighting certain types of cancers; healing the liver; promoting gastrointestinal and gallbladder health; improving energy levels, better sleep; helps stabilizing hormones; increased fertility; improved endurance and of course healthy weight loss.