There are so many different fad diets that pop up and cause buzz every few years. For some, modifying their diet is a choice to be healthier. For others, it is a mandatory decision to help manage a diagnosis.
While Atkins paved the road for the “low carb” diet, the ketogenic diet follows a similar “low carb, high fat” structure and has positive impacts on people with autism and epilepsy.
In an article by AuthorityNutrition.com, they give us the 101 on the ketogenic diet:
“The ketogenic diet (often termed keto) is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake, and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. Ketogenic diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits.”
While one benefit of the ketogenic diet is weight loss, doctors having seen positive impacts on the health of patients who have the following conditions:
- Diabetes and Prediabetes
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Brain Injuries
- Heart disease
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
Kicking the carbs to the curb may be difficult. The thought of a breadless pizza is crazy, but did you know you can use cauliflower as a substitute to make the crust!? With more and more people changing their diets to keto, there are so many creative and flavorful recipes to try! We will bring you some of our favorites, and in the meantime we encourage you to share any keto recipes you love with us here.