How Keto Works?
The goal of ketogenic eating is to change the way the body burns food for fuel, specifically by turning healthy fats into ketone bodies that then fuel your cells. In the Standard American Diet, fuel that is used to power every process in your body—from healing to thinking to running a marathon—is sourced from the large amount of carbohydrates and sugars that people consume. This means that glucose is the main source of cellular energy in the body. Many people ask, then, how keto works?
When eating for ketosis, the body adapts to burning fat, creating ketones for fuel instead of glucose. Ketogenic eating involves consuming high amounts of healthy fats, moderate amounts of protein, and low levels of high-antioxidant carbohydrates, such as green, leafy vegetables and berries. It is a gluten-free, sugar-free (no added sugars) way of eating. Some people are even dairy free and vegan or vegetarian and still eat a ketogenic diet.
As you can imagine, this type of eating has been used to help address many ailments in the body, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, hormone imbalances, childhood epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, arthritis & chronic inflammation, fibromyalgia, insulin sensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, MS, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and much more.