According to a mounting research the answer for many health problems, including obesity is the nutritional ketosis.
The ketogenic diet switches the metabolic engine in the body from dissolving carbohydrates to dissolving fats.
During this diet you should bring in 50-70% beneficial fats in your body which are contained in grass-fed butter, coconut oil, avocado, organic eggs, macadamia nuts and pecans. Thus, the amount of carbohydrates becomes minimal and the body dissolves fats for energy.
At the same time the body generates ketones, which are made of fats produced in the liver.
According to the web-site Ruled.me, the purpose is to change the body’s metabolism, through the eliminating carbohydrates and increasing the intake of fats. The human body is very adaptive, which means that if we consume more fats, our body will learn to dissolve them in order to produce energy.
What are the health benefits of the Ketogenic Diet?
It helps you to lose weight
The low carbohydrates intake is the best way for losing weight, whereas the intake of fats is increased. The protein consumption should be moderate. This is how our body will remember to use fats as main fuel in the production of ketones.
Destroys cancer cells
The cancer cells use the sugar for their own growth. Therefore, the Ketogenic diet prevents their further growth and development. The normal cells in the body can use fats and convert them to energy while the cancer cells do not have that ability.
In a review published in Redox Biology, Dr. Fine Eugene from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine explained the way this diet prevents the further development of the cancer cells. According to Dr. Fine, it is a result of the change in processing energy in the cancer cells.
The results for prostate cancers, colon and gastric were summarized in that review. It has been shown that this kind of diet is really safe and it is viable for some of the patients with progressive cancer. The ketosis extension without losing weight or calories is associated with partial cancer remissions and stability of the disease.
Protects the brain
According to a research made by the Behavioral Pharmacology the ketonic diet can help in the treatment of some neurological diseases, especially for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, by minimizing their unpleasant symptoms. According to a certain study patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, experienced a 43% improvement after following this diet for a month.
Ketogenic diet is also beneficial for autism. A certain article points out the similarities between autism and epilepsy, which is related to the brain cells’ over-excitement. Most of the autistic children who followed this diet for six months showed great improvement.