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The ketogenic diet, commonly known as the keto diet, has become widely popular among health enthusiasts in recent years, primarily because of its weight loss benefits.
This high-fat, low-carb diet is based on the idea that driving one’s body into ketosis will help maximize fat loss. Ketosis is a metabolic process that occurs when the body doesn’t have enough glucose – the broken down form of carbohydrates – for energy.
When those stores are depleted, the body resorts to burning fat for energy. This process produces acids known as ketones, which are essentially alternative fuels for the body.
Aside from weight loss, proponents of the keto diet also say that the diet may improve athletic performance, as well as blood sugar control in people with diabetes. Read more…