Keto Diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. This dietary plan entails minimizing your carbs intake and increasing your fats intake to get your body to use of fat as a form of energy.

Your nutrient intake should be something around 70% fats, 25% protein, and 5% carbohydrate.
This diet switches your body’s energy supply from glucose (which is derived from carbs) to ketones, which come from fat.

Beyond the obvious benefit of weight-loss, there are other not so known health benefits of following the Ketogenic Diet. Namely:

  • A rise in energy levels

Once on Keto, you may find yourself experiencing a burst of energy within, and you may feel a sudden rush within. This diet could even lead to greater endurance and a positive outlook.

  • Protection against type 2 diabetes

The keto diet cuts your daily carbohydrates to less than 20 grams; for people with diagnosed diabetes, this may help them manage the condition. A one-year study found that putting people with type 2 diabetes into ketosis dramatically improved their blood sugar control. 

  • Inflammation markers fall

It is very possible that reducing inflammation through nutritional ketosis could improve a whole host of conditions.

  • Say hi to sound sleep

Post experiencing struggle while for a couple of days, people on keto diet stand a real chance to sleep a good night’s sleep. once your body adjusts to ketosis,  and burns stored fat, you may be able to sleep longer, sleep deeper, and feel more relaxed and rested when you wake up.

  • Diminished cravings

While on Keto Diet, your blood sugar levels stabilise. Subsequently, controlling your blood sugar levels helps you keep a check on your cravings. When we are not on a sugar roller coaster from processed carbohydrates, most people make better food choices because they are not looking for their next hit of food.

There’s more to Ketogenic Diet than what meets more to the eyes. So, switch your diet to Keto diet, and Keto on!

By Anirudh Kacker