Building a healthy eating is the fuel for a good healthy life. To that end, I am getting started to know more about the Keto Diet.
So, What Is the Ketogenic Diet?
The ketogenic diet encrourages people to get most of the calories from fat and to severely restrict carbohydrates. In other words, it’s a high-fat, moderate-protein, and low carbohyrate diet.
Accordingly, our body’s second preferred source of energy is fat; when carbohydrates are not easily accessible, our body turns to fat to get the energy it needs. Consequently, the liver breaks down fat into fatty acids and then breaks down these fatty acids into an energy-rich substance called ketones or ketone bodies.
So, What Is the benefit of KETO diet?
The core benefit of KETO diet is to help you to lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol.
A Typical nutritional diet looks something like this
FAT : 60 to 75 percent
PROTEIN : 15 to 30 percent
CARBOHDRATES : 5 to 10 percent
* Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products.
However, you should calculate your individual macronutient these numbers and make the proper adjustment to the diet plan. Next few post I will discuss about Foods to eat/avoid, Hydrated and Replenish Electrolytes.