[Health] What you need know about Ketogenic Diet – Philomena Amushie writes [Must Read]

The Ketogenic diet commonly called the keto diet is referred to as a diet that is low in carbohydrate and has a high protein level. The idea of the keto diet is to obtain calorie fat from protein foods and less from carbohydrate foods, if you are about take up a keto diet then you need to cut off most of your carbohydrate intake that undergo fast digestion like; bread, sugar foods, and pastries.

How Does The Keto Diet Work?

When you take less than 40 grams of carbohydrate food daily, your body system will eventually run out of blood sugar which is an essential body fuel. This will take up to 3-4 days. Later, your body will start to synthesize or break down protein and fat for energy consumption which result to weight loss. This process is called the ketosis. The Ketogenic diet is a short tem diet which mainly for weight loss.
People make use of the keto diet mostly for weight loss, aside from that, the Ketogenic diet can manage certain medical conditions like heart diseases and epilepsy.

Weight loss:

The keto diet may help you lose weight faster than any other diet because it takes calories and change them into emery for the body consumption


Insulin is the hormone that let your body use or store sugar as fuel for energy. Ketogenic diets make your body store this fuel easily and quickly. That is to say that your body needs and also makes less insulin. These lower levels may help protect you against some kinds of cancer or even reduce and slows down the growth of cancer cells in your body system.


Keto diets have aided the control of seizures like this that could be caused by certain conditions.

Heart Diseases :

Ketogenic diets can reduce the level of cholesterol , it may be because of lower levels of insulin that results from these diets and can stop your body from making more cholesterol this means, you are less likely to have blood pressure and other heart diseases


Low carbohydrate diets can keep your blood sugar level lower and more predictable too. But when your body burns fat for energy, it makes compounds known as ketones.


A keto diet may help to increase endurance in athletes, runners and cyclists.


Carbohydrate can cause some skin conditions so cutting them off your diet may help to reduce skin irritations. A drop of insulin that a keto diet triggers may be able to also stop acne
Break outs.

Side Effects of Ketogenic Diets.

The common ones are not usually serious you might have constipation, mild low pressure and indigestion.
Low carbohydrate diet can lead to kidney stones, high levels of acid in the body, weakness, bad breath and fatigue.

Diet Carefully!

When your body burns and stores its fat, it can be hard on your kidneys. And starting a Ketogenic diet or trying to go back to a normal diet afterwards can be really tricky if your obese because of other health issues you are likely to have; diabetics, high blood pressure, and certain heart conditions. If you have these conditions make diet changes slowly but only with the guidance of your medical doctor.

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Vincent Onyegaegbochi Okoye (born 23rd April) is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur and a librarian. Born and raised in a Catholic Family from NRI in anaocha local Government of Anambra state, Nigeria, Graduated from Delta state university, Abraka, in the year 2018 where he studied bachelor in Library and Information Science.

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