Considering the non-existent variety that my faithful Schnauzer mix puppy ‘Rags’ has, (Rags has the same kibble once a day) we humans are tremendously lucky to receive so many great benefits from a WIDE variety of meals we can enjoy without guilt, and foods that please the taste buds without feeling deprived!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOW-CARB AND KETOGENIC DIETS
#1. Weight Loss
The most common reason why people choose ketogenic diet is Weigh loss. LOW-FAT diet is not effective as LOW-CARB diet for Weight loss. A long-term ketogenic diet can reduce the body mass index and body weight, decrease the blood glucose and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) level, and increase the HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) level. You can quickly lose weight in first few weeks, results are visible if you follow the diet plan.
#2. Better Control of Blood Sugar
Powerful way to reduce blood glucose levels is Combining a ketogenic diet with exercise and achieve weight loss. The benefits of going low carb or ketogenic don’t stop at fat loss or better glucose control. Following a ketogenic diet and exercising can also help maintain balanced cholesterol levels, especially higher levels of protective HDL cholesterol. KETO is a lifestyle CHOICE which controls blood sugar levels, while reducing insulin resistance.
#3. Improved Brain Function
Ketogenic diet can slow and even reverse symptoms of memory loss and cognitive impairment throughout all the dementia stages. There is a strong link between blood sugar disorders and the various dementia stages, including memory loss, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer’s. You’re likely to notice better concentration, faster thinking and problem solving abilities, and improved memory recall.
#4. Improved Cardiovascular Health
Metabolizing fats into ketones has been shown to reduce the generation of reactive oxygen species that increases inflammation and cause oxidative damage to our cells. KD may help reduce pain associated with inflammation and could potentially reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease due to improved metabolic markers and reduction in inflammation.
#5. Reduced Risk of Many Types of Cancer
With ketogenic diets, lowering carbohydrates will reduce your levels of glucose, the fuel that feeds cancer cells. This will put your body into ketosis and will assist in depleting cancer cells of their energy supply.
#6. Improved Hormone Balance
The Ketogenic diet, in its initial phase, is all about rebalancing and healing your hormonal systems. The sudden presence of an excess of good fats and a scarcity of carbs and sugars triggers your body’s natural healing process. You’ve all heard of how good for your controlled fasting can be, well when you fast, your body goes into Ketosis. While in ketosis is beneficial for hormone balance while keeping inflammatory levels very low.
#7. Improved Physical Performance
Low carb diet may help you preserve muscle glycogen during exercise, because they can teach your body to burn more fat. Studies have found that low-carb diets can help prevent tiredness during prolonged exercise. They may also help you lose fat and improve health, without compromising low-to-moderate intensity exercise performance