The Ketogenic diet is a strict low-carb, moderate-protein, and high-fat diet. The diet plan is per day:
75% healthy fats, 20% quality protein, and 5% carbs
Forces your body into a state of ketosis
Burns fat for energy using ketones instead of carbs
Typically your body will burn carbohydrates for energy, but the extreme limitation of carbohydrates will force the body into ketosis where it will produce ketones that burn fat for energy instead of carbs.
Studies have shown that following a Ketogenic Diet can be beneficial for a wide variety of health conditions such as:
Type 1 and 2 Diabetes: The diet can result in extreme weight reduction and insulin boosting which can reduce or eliminate the conditions of type 1 and 2 diabetes.
Alzheimer's disease: The diet may reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's and slow down the disease's progression
Epilepsy: Research has shown that the ketogenic diet can cause massive reductions in epilectic seizures
When adhering to particular diet plans with strict food restrictions many wonder if they are getting enough of the right nutrition and whether or not supplementation is necessary.
Many experts agree that it is important to focus on obtaining nutrients through what you eat, but there are some key supplements for optimal health that are Keto-approved and highly recommended when following the Ketogenic diet plan.