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Ketogenic Diet: Benefits for Health (Keto)


The 12 main health benefits of the ketogenic
diet. The ketogenic diet, also known as ‘keto’ has become one of the most popular diets in the
world for losing weight and healing the body. Keto is where your body runs on fat instead of sugar and carbs, which is a much cleaner
fuel source for the body. When your body enters ketosis, it is able to reverse damage from many different conditions
such as diabetes, obesity, liver problems, heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders
and many more. In today’s video we will share with you a list of 12 benefits of the ketogenic diet,
and explore how keto can restore your body to its greatest potential. 1. Fat Burning
To follow a ketogenic diet you must reduce the amount of carbs that you eat to less than
20-30g per day. The body then starts to burn fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. It
does this by making ketones from fat in the liver, which are then used for fuel instead
of sugar. This makes it very easy to tap into your own body fat, making this the fastest
way to lose weight. 2. Reduce Inflammation Inflammation is the number one cause of disease
in the body which is triggered from consuming too much sugar, junk foods and environmental
toxins. When the body enters ketosis, it makes some powerful ketones called Beta-hydroxybutyrate.
These ketones have been scientifically shown to reduce oxidative stress in the body and
help to reverse inflammatory disease like arthritis, peptic ulcers, asthma, Crohn’s
disease, sinusitis and other problems that involve swelling and pain in the body. 3. No Cravings
A ketogenic diet involves eating lots of green vegetables, saturated fats and moderate amounts
of protein. These foods contain far more nutrients per calorie than carbohydrates, which means
your body begins to receive the proper amounts of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that
it needs. This makes you feel satisfied after eating, feeling full and unlikely to crave
junk foods or carbs after following keto for 2-3 weeks. 4. Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance is the main cause of inflammation and disease the body such as diabetes, hypertension,
obesity, brain disorders, fatty liver disease, Alzheimer’s, heart problems, hormone imbalances
and many more. Insulin takes energy and nutrients into the cells of the body, however if you
have resistance to this the cells become weakened and damaged. Cutting out the sugar and carbs
allows your cells to heal and allow nutrients to re-enter including ketones as a fuel source.
Keto has effectively reversed the conditions mentioned earlier, especially type 2 diabetes. 5. Brain Health
The brain’s preferred fuel source is ketones, so it will use these first before it uses
sugar from carbohydrates. Keto helps to prevent amyloid plaquing in the brain, lowering the
risk of neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s. Ketones help you to think
more clearly, improve memory, boost recall and cognitive function. They do this by improving
brain chemistry and allowing more oxygen to reach brain cells. 6. Liver Health
Following a ketogenic diet helps to improve liver health, one of the main and most important
organs in the body. Keto helps to strip away unwanted visceral fat from the liver organ
and reverse fatty liver disease. The liver starts to produce more ketones which are less
stressful than sugars like glucose or fructose. 7. Hormone Balance Eating lots of leafy green cruciferous vegetables
and saturated fats helps naturally detoxify the liver of toxins called endocrine disruptors.
These are chemicals which we absorb from the environment like pesticides which upset the
hormone balance in the body. The high quality foods that you eat on keto provide the raw
material to build healthy hormones and allow the liver to buffer these and keep them all
in perfect balance. This can effectively treat PCOS. 8. Reduce Stress
Consuming sugar on a regular diet depletes the calcium, magnesium and B vitamins in the
body. These nutrients are needed to keep your feeling calm and regulating sleep patterns.
Switching to keto means that your body stores more of these calming nutrients. Refined grains
and starches like bread or rice cause blood sugar problems which trigger stress in the
body 20-30 minutes after eating. Foods like grass fed butter and other healthy fats are
used by the body to build important hormones that calm the nervous system down. 9. Higher Energy
If you often feel tired, fatigued and run down then it is likely down to the foods that
you eat. Carbohydrates and refined foods break down into sugar which damages the adrenal
glands and causes adrenal fatigue. Switching to keto improves the function of the adrenal
gland and regulates hormones like cortisol. This diet will help you to fall asleep very
quickly at night, and have deeper sleep quality. Overall this leads to higher energy levels,
higher vitamin D, C, zinc, magnesium and other nutrients. 10. Heart Health
Eating a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates causes inflammation in the artery walls which
leads to plaquing and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The ketogenic diet helps to prevent
this from happening by lowering inflammation before the arteries begin to calcify. When
you are in ketosis the fats and triglycerides released into the bloodstream are converted
into energy before they can cause harm to your arteries. The high amount of vegetables
and potassium on keto also regulates the heartbeat and strengthens the muscle. 11. Muscle Growth
The ketogenic diet is also excellent for helping the enzymes in the body to build muscle. Eating
moderate amounts of protein helps to prevent high insulin levels, which means that the
body can make amino acids and new protein for muscles. Many people also have high cortisol
levels, the stress hormone which breaks down the leg, thigh and butt muscles, by converting
it into sugar. Keto balances cortisol and prevents these muscles from wasting away. 12. Digestion
It can take a little while for your body to adapt to keto and this new way of eating.
Once this phase is complete your digestion will be better than ever, as the healthy vegetables
will be supporting intestinal health. The gallbladder will release more healthy bile
to break down fats and improve your overall digestion. As you can see there are many benefits when following the ketogenic diet, especially as
the body gets weaker with age. We highly recommend following an intermittent fasting plan along with keto, where you consume
all of your calories in a shorter eating window during the day. This gives your body the opportunity to rest
and digest, and deepen the state of ketosis for faster healing. Keto helps you to lose weight in a completely
natural and healthy way provided that you are consuming lots of cruciferous vegetables
like kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, beet tops and arugula. In our next video we share a list of keto
foods for eating and cooking on this diet. To learn more about this, be sure to select
our “Healthy Keto” playlist at the end of today’s video. Thank you very much for listening, a like is always appreciated and remember to subscribe
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Randall Smitham

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Sleazy Challenger Posted on January 7, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Is it okay to have so few carbs? I heard that you need to have a good balance of carbs.

    Reply
  2. Kent Posted on January 7, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Is there one video you recommend that explains what one eats on a keto diet?

    Reply
  3. Kent Posted on January 7, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    How are saturated fats high-quality foods!?

    Reply
  4. William Payne Posted on January 7, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    I see a thumbs down – quite likely a sugar addict that likes to be fat and feel like crap and be on toxic drugs

    Reply
  5. Lupe Gurrola Posted on January 7, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    This is really great information on the Keto Diet. I hope more people view it!

    Reply
  6. Truth888 Posted on January 7, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    You have a very relaxing voice! Thanks for the info.

    Reply
  7. Driven Dragon Posted on January 8, 2020 at 4:04 am

    0:48 – fat burning
    1:17 – reduce inflammation
    1:55 – reduce cravings
    2:27 – reduce insulin resistance

    3:11 – brain health
    3:44 – liver health

    4:06 – hormone balance
    4:41 – reduce stress
    5:18 – Higher energy
    5:55 – Heart health
    6:30 – Muscle growth
    7:04 – Digestion

    Reply
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