Information about the Ketogenic Diet (Page 6)

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Measuring Ketosis: What are Keto Sticks and Keto Strips?

Measuring Ketosis: What are Keto Sticks and Keto Strips?

Ketosis is a metabolic state where the liver breaks down fat to produce ketones. Ketones, on a ketogenic diet, are the primary fuel source for the body. If you're new to the ketogenic diet and you still have questions, consider reading our Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Keto >There are three main ways to measure the ketones in your body, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages. The most common ways to measure are:Blood Ketone Meter. Very accurate but the strips are ...

Keto & Weight Loss

Keto & Weight Loss

One of the most common reasons people start a ketogenic diet or simply cut carbohydrates is to lose weight. But does the hard, scientific evidence say? Additionally, does a low-carb diet just get rid of the water weight- or does it shed body fat and maintain lean mass? In this piece we analyze if eating more fat really makes you less fat.The Key Figures in Body WeightEveryone is always talking about “losing weight”- but what are the exactly referring to? Human body weight refers to ...

Using Supplements to Maximize your Ketogenic Diet

Using Supplements to Maximize your Ketogenic Diet

One of the most common questions we get from people is how to utilize supplements to maximize their results. Although science shows that the ketogenic diet is an effective way to lower blood sugar, control insulin resistance, optimize blood lipid levels, and aid in the treatment of some of the most prevalent and lethal conditions, supplements are more alluring than ever before.In fact, about 145 million Americans use nutritional supplements each year—that's almost one-half of the population. ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Insulin Resistance

The Ketogenic Diet and Insulin Resistance

We recently touched on how you can use the ketogenic diet to control symptoms of diabetes such as elevated glucose and triglycerides. In this article, we examine research showing the impact that the ketogenic diet has on levels of the hormone insulin, a key regulator of blood sugar in the body.What is Insulin’s Role in the Body?Before we look at the research, we need to know our main players. Insulin is a protein-based hormone produced by beta-cells located in the pancreas. The ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Cholesterol

The Ketogenic Diet and Cholesterol

A common misconception is that the ketogenic diet increases “bad” cholesterol levels and clogs your arteries because it is so high in fat.  However, much of the recent research shines light on how high-fat, low-carb diets can optimize your cholesterol levels and in fact improve your heart health.In this article, we will take a closer look at the most up-to-date research on different types of cholesterol, how each one affects our health, and the impact that the keto diet has on our ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Diabetes

The Ketogenic Diet and Diabetes

The ketogenic diet was originally developed almost 100 years ago to treat epilepsy. Nowadays, it is used as a nutrition plan by health-conscious men and women to optimize body composition and athletic performance.Recent research suggests that high fat, very-low carb diets have another benefit: They may help control glucose, triglycerides, insulin, and body weight in people with diabetes. The research below shows the ketogenic diet may be an effective tool you can use to manage symptoms of ...

Ketones And The Brain: The Unique Benefits of Keto

Ketones And The Brain: The Unique Benefits of Keto

The ketogenic diet has many unique benefits that no other diet can replicate, and they are probably not what you think they are. Many myths have been circulating the internet about why the ketogenic diet provides such incredible results.Some scientists say that the magic effects of keto are due to how it reduces insulin levels, freeing fat from fat cells. Others say that the ketogenic diet has a significant metabolic advantage, which leads to more calories burned than on any other ...

New Major Study on Low Carb Implications

New Major Study on Low Carb Implications

Obesity is a rising problem that is increasing on a yearly basis all over the world. It commonly increases a person's risk for higher cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, and many other health problems. Just a few days ago, we saw a year long study published in a peer-reviewed journal that was done comparing the differences between low-carbohydrate diets vs. low-fat diets.Although there's already plenty of studies that have been done on low-carbohydrate diets, I thought this one cemented the ...

Ketogenic Diet FAQ

Ketogenic Diet FAQ

With all the new people finding, switching, and transitioning into a low carb diet, I figured it was about time I put together an FAQ on all the common questions that are asked when someone is starting out. I don't go too in depth in the answers, but I tried to give a direct answer and then link to a more in depth article on the topic to help you fully understand it.If you have any other questions you'd like to be added, changed, or are unsure about - please feel free to leave a comment ...

A Comprehensive Guide to Micronutreints

A Comprehensive Guide to Micronutreints

To maintain the health of your brain, muscle, bone, nerves, skin, blood circulation, immune system, and every other cell in your body, you need to consume an adequate amount of macronutrients and micronutrients.Macronutrients, primarily proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, are needed in large amounts, and you can learn more about them in this article. Micronutrients, on the other hand, are required in much smaller quantities (which is why we call them "micronutrients"), but failing to get even ...