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The Definitive Guide To The Ketogenic Diet

If you want to lose weight or build muscle faster and think the ketogenic diet might help, you want to read this article. How did a diet meant for treating epileptic seizures turn into a popular weight loss fad? That’s the story of the ketogenic diet, which was introduced in 1921 by an endocrinologist named Dr. Henry Geyelin. Geyelin, presenting at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association, explained that the ancient Greeks had discovered that fasting was an effective method of managing epileptic seizures. Hippocrates wrote about it and, like Geyelin, found that the seizures would return once eating resumed. Why? What was it about fasting that suppressed the seizures? Well, epileptic seizures are triggered by electrical abnormalities in the brain. The causes can vary, from genetics to brain injury, but more common is chronic inflammation throughout the body. Geyelin found that when people fast, two major changes occur in the blood: glucose levels fall and ketone levels rise. You’ve probably heard of glucose, also known as blood sugar, but not ketones, which are carbon-oxygen molecules produced by the liver that cells can use for energy instead of glucose. This find Continue reading >>

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Popular Questions

  1. Farhan Malhi

    Ketosis is a metabolic condition in which enters the body when carbohydrate intake is very low (depending on the source talking between 15 and 50 grams per day) or when you are fasting, induces beta-oxidation fat for energy, producing ketone bodies are acetone, acetoacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate mainly used as energy by the brain and other organs of the human body.

  2. Rebecca Paul

    Eggs
    Eggs are a staple for low carbers, ketogenic dieters and diabetics. Not only are they nutritious they are also low in carbohydrates.
    Eggs do contain protein which requires insulin, so eating the whole egg or even the egg yolk (rather than white white which has more protein) is a good option if you’re trying to optimise blood glucose rather than build muscle.
    dairy
    While cheese and cream are often favoured by people trying to limit carbohydrates, many people say that they have more success with their weight loss if they limit dairy.
    But should we avoid all dairy? Is some dairy better than others?
    Some people believe that red meat and dairy are uniquely insulinogenic, however my reading of the food insulin index data is that there is nothing special about these foods that isn’t explained by their carbohydrate, protein and fibre content.
    milk and cream
    Milk requires a lot more insulin than the high fat cheeses due to its higher carbohydrate content.
    Cream is a stand out due to its high fat content and is a much better option than milk in your coffee.
    If you are going to drink milk, keep it to a minimum and choose full fat milk, not skim.
    yogurt
    Full fat plain yogurt has the lowest percentage of insulinogenic calories while the sweetened and low fat options are extremely insulinogenic and should be avoided.
    fruits
    It’s interesting to note that there are only a handful of fruits with a low percentage of insulinogenic calories (i.e. olives and avocados).

  3. Purely Fresh

    Keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy.Ketogenic Diet Food List
    Arugula (Rocket)
    Artichokes
    Asparagus
    Bell Peppers
    Bok Choy
    Broccoli
    Brussels Sprouts
    Butterhead Lettuce etc.
    @www.purelyfresh.com.sg

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