Keto diets! They are all the rage these days. But are they actually good for you? And what even is ‘keto’? Today, we are going to be chatting about keto diets, the modern, mainstream trendy keto diet, and what ketosis means for your body and health.
*Disclaimer: As always, this is general information intended for healthy adults. Your needs may vary based on medical status, lifestyle, or life-stage. Please never replace generalized health information you’ve read online with individualized clinical care.
What is the “keto diet?”
It is also recommended that no more than 75 grams of protein are consumed per day, as too much protein interferes with ketosis.
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What actually is ketosis?
As chronicled in this post all about metabolism in starvation, ketosis is a metabolic state that your body enters when the body has been depleted of glucose to burn for fuel, and starts to process fat into energy in the form of ketone bodies to provide energy to the brain and body.
Ketosis occurs after a prolonged period of starvation or carb restriction; it can take anywhere from a couple days to a few weeks depending on the individual.
When the body is in a state of ketosis, ketone bodies (‘ketones’) are formed from the incomplete breakdown of fat when carbohydrate is not available.
Ketone bodies act a source of fuel for the brain, heart and muscles. Ketone bodies also travel to the liver to be reconverted to another form of energy for other cells.…