Surprising Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet
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Everyone’s talking about the ketogenic diet and for good reason. There’s evidence the ketogenic diet—also called keto diet, can reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and reverse type 2 diabetes. Recent research also shows the benefits of the keto diet in people with type 1 diabetes.
What is the Keto Diet?
Despite its’ recent popularity, the keto diet is a medical diet that has been used to treat epilepsy for almost 100 years. Today, however, the keto diet is herald primarily for its’ ability to promote rapid weight loss.
A well balanced, keto diet is 70 to 80 percent fat, 5 percent carbohydrate with 20 percent protein. Unlike Atkins, this is not a high protein diet. “The Keto Diet is very low in carbohydrate, and therefore insulin is suppressed. Insulin is needed for glucose metabolism and to store fat.
Without insulin, you cannot store fat. Hence the weight loss,” says