There is a story behind every human action, invention or concept. Some of them are funny, some of them are not, but it is surely interesting to know how something we’re familiar of came to its use. Todays story is about ketogenic diets – one of the world’s famous diet plans ever. In its relatively brief history, ketogenic diets emerged as a mainstream, nonpharmacologic therapy for treating epilepsy. Its primary goal was to remove the limitations of the non-mainstream using of fasting. It was very popular during the 1920s and 30s, but shortly after abandoned in the favour of new drugs. However, since the drugs couldn’t provide over lasting control over the seizures, ketogenic diets found its way into the epilepsy treatment, especially with children.
Ketogenic Diets and Wilder Researches
The term ketogenic diets were coined by Russel Wilder. He used the term to describe a diet that produced a high level of ketones in the blood through an excess of fats and the lack of carbohydrates. After Wilder several researches..Read More
Ketosis is a natural and healthy method of metabolism in which the body burns its own fat instead of glucose. It takes place when the carbohydrates are restricted and the body lacks glucose, the liver is forced to produce ketones. In normal course rise of ketones can be due to starvation, type 1 diabetes and also by excess alcoholism. Ketones are acidic chemicals that can increase blood acidity which can cause liver and kidney damage or other urinary problems.
Ketogenic Diet Benefits
Ketogenic diet is the type of food that allows the body to get into the state of ketosis and help in the burning of excess fat for energy and weight loss. Ketogenic foods are powerful for metabolism. They constitute a diet of healthy delicious and natural food products. The basic foods included in this plan are:
- Lean meats like beef and chicken
- Foods rich in protein and fats like eggs, butter, coconut oil and avocado
- Leafy vegetables like spinach, and chard
- Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.
- Seeds, nuts, sprouts and other foods that give healthy protein, fats and nutrients.
Ketogenic diet plan limits the use of foods containing high carbohydrates, sugars and..Read More