The keto diet has become especially popular in recent years as an efficient strategy for losing weight fast. Hollywood A-listers and professional athletes alike have long been touting the diet’s supposed benefits, from shedding weight fast to slowing down the aging process.
But what does the Keto diet involve?
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What is the Keto diet?
Broadly speaking, the keto diet is where you eat a lot of fat and very few carbs, thus putting your body into a state of ‘ketosis’ where your body burns fat for fuel instead of carbs. The ketogenic diet is high fat (75%), moderate protein (15%) and low carb (10%), proven to work for long lasting weight loss. As your body is unable to extract glucose from carbs, your liver converts fatty acids from your diet into ketones which is an alternative source of energy – a process that boosts weight loss.
What are the health benefits?
Apart from burning fat, the keto diet has several health benefits. For example, it is anti-inflammatory which could protect your body against some major diseases. It is also said to fuel your brain. Since your brain is made up of nearly 60% fat, it needs plenty of good fats like ketone to keep it running at peak levels.
Which foods are Keto-friendly?
The Keto diet requires you to eat mostly fats, some protein and a small amount of carbs. A such, foods like meat, fish, vegetables and good fats like nuts and seeds are all excellent.
What are good fats?
Fats are essential to the functioning of the body. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are called ‘good fats’ because they are good for your heart and wellbeing. Seafood, low-carb veggies such as kale and cheese, nuts, eggs, seeds, berries, olives, dark chocolate are all foods containing good fats.