The ketogenic diet switches your body’s metabolism to burn fat as energy, instead of glucose.
During the 1920’s scientists and researchers discovered a high fat, moderate protein, and very low carbohydrate diet called the ‘ketogenic diet’ and used it to treat seizures in children with epilepsy.
During treatment they realized the ketogenic diet was extremely effective at reducing body fat and improving many cognitive functions. The results of their studies also showed patients who followed a ketogenic diet significantly lowered triglycerides levels, lowered LDL (bad cholesterol), increased HDL (good cholesterol), lowered blood pressure, and improved insulin sensitivity.
Carbohydrates in your diet are replaced with healthy fats and moderate amounts of protein. By restricting carbohydrates, your body is able to release stored fatty acids trapped inside fat cells. These fatty acids travel to your liver and produce ‘ketone molecules’ to be used as energy for your brain and body, which puts your body in the ‘state of ketosis’