The keto diet also known as the ketogenic diet contains low carb and high fat and helps to improve the overall health of individuals. Research has shown the following benefits for ketogenic diet.
Studies have shown that the keto diet is effective for individuals looking to lose weight. A diet that is low on carbs enables the fat cells to release water leading to a drastic decrease in weight loss. Absence of carbs in the diet leads conversion of fat into energy and decrease in insulin levels which results to weight loss. Also, studies have shown that the diet is good for managing cardiovascular risks unlike other low-fat diets which have restricted energy.
Studies have also shown that the ketogenic diets help protect against cancer and other severe health problems. It is an effective treatment because it causes the cancer cells to starve. It fights cancer by eliminating excess refined sugar and any processed carbohydrates. Therefore, it can be used as an alternative treatment for cancer as compared to chemotherapy and radiation.
Studies have shown that taking the ketogenic diet has benefits of fighting type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is caused by increased production of insulin and the ketogenic diet helps reduce the sugars in the diet in order to reverse the diabetic symptoms. It reverses the insulin resistance to prevent increase of sugar in the blood and in order to maintain normal blood sugar levels which leads to improved blood pressure.
The ketogenic diet has also been linked to enhanced memory in adults and better mental focus in children. On the other hand, you cannot have better focus when you eat carbs-filled diet because of lack of consistency in the energy source. It also increase the stability of neurons and regulates the brain mitochondria which has been shown to be effective for seizure control.
The keto diet gives you more energy and increases your physical endurance. Your body has fat stores and the keto diet gives you full access so that you will have an energy source to take you through any physical activity. The diet sees to it that there is enough energy to take you through any physical activities that will not run out.
Some researches have show that when you reduce carb intake, the ketogenic diet could help reduce certain cases of acne. Carbs boosts the production of hormones which are responsible for acne such as insulin and IGF. Therefore, when carbs miss in a person’s diet, their skin will be healthy and free from acne.
The keto diet may suppress appetite and help you control your eating habits. This is because it can trigger hormones in the brain when you have had enough as compared to carbs-filled diet.