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Different benefits of a ketogenic diet

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A Keto diet can offer you several benefits and it can change your life completely. Let’s find out what are these benefits which will help you in your life.

Weight loss

Many people take to a ketogenic diet because of this benefit. They want to lose weight and such a keto diet can help them to do that faster and more effectively. It is effective in helping you to lose fat because with the help of this diet, fat becomes a source of energy for your body and your body starts burning fat stored in your body. A keto diet forces your body to use fat for energy instead of glucose and so you start utilizing the stored fat stored in different parts of your body. In this process, you start losing fat. When your body goes into ketosis, your blood sugar and insulin levels drop. Then the fat cells in your body start to release the water retained in those cells. As a result of that, you will see a fast and big drop in weight. Then the fat cells become smaller and they go into the liver where they are converted into ketones.

Control of appetite

A keto diet will also help you to control your appetite. Since it is not a carb heavy diet, it will help you to reduce your appetite. When you go on a keto diet, you will feel that you are not as hungry as often and you don’t have random cravings which force you to eat things bad for your health. Many people who follow a keto diet can perform intermittent fasting where they eat during a set period of the day.

Fight type 2 diabetes

If you are suffering from type 2 diabetes, then you should go for a ketogenic diet. Such a diet will help you by decreasing the production of insulin. People who have type 2 diabetes are producing more insulin in the body. Since a ketogenic diet reduces the amount of sugars in the diet, it will lower the HbA1c count and that will help you to reverse type 2 diabetes. Studies have found that a ketogenic diet can help you to control type 2 diabetes better.

More energy

When you follow a ketogenic diet, your body will have more energy. There is a limit to the amount of glycogen that your body can store and because of that you need to constantly refuel when you want to maintain your energy levels. However your body can store more fat and it already has lots of fat in it. And in keto says, your body uses fat instead of carbohydrate. So, your body will have an energy source which will never run out and it can utilize that fat to get the necessary energy whenever it is required. That is why you will have more energy throughout the day when you go for a ketogenic diet.

Reduced blood pressure

A ketogenic diet can help you by reducing your blood pressure. High blood pressure means that it’s a signal for future heart problems and you don’t want to have that. Keto diets will help you to avoid that by lowering your blood pressure. After some time, you will not have to take the blood pressure medicines that you are otherwise need to take regularly.

With so many benefits that a ketogenic diet has to offer to you, you can start your ketogenic diet from today. Slowly it will become a lifestyle that you can easily follow without having to think about it.

References

1. The 3-week Ketogenic Diet
2. Ketogenic Diet for Obesity: Friend or Foe?
3. Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patients