Learn everything you need to know before starting the Keto Diet plan including it’s history, guidelines and components, and all of the science behind it.
The ketogenic diet is a diet that capitalizes on a very interesting aspect of human physiology, namely ketosis.
Ketosis is a metabolic state that occurs when we consume carbohydrates in such low quantities fatty acid oxidation becomes the main source of fuel.
When fatty acid oxidation reaches a certain point and carbohydrate availability is low enough, the body begins producing ketone bodies. These ketone bodies are then used preferentially in specific tissues, especially the brain.
The ketogenic diet allows us to survive on without food intake or on very low (down to virtually zero) carbohydrates for long periods of time. From an evolutionary, biochemical, and physiological perspective, ketosis appears to be a survival strategy/mechanism. Read more…