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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 ...

Should I Count Calories on a Ketogenic Diet?

Should I Count Calories on a Ketogenic Diet?

Calorie counting is a great tool for people to use to get a rough idea of caloric intakes, as well as a way to pinpoint mistakes they might have made if they hit a plateau.You might have been told that counting calories is not needed on a ketogenic diet because it causes more weight loss than other diets. That’s not exactly true. Would you be burning more calories than a low-fat diet? Most likely, but that’s because of your protein intake.What about high carb vs. low carb? The truth is, ...

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis is a process that the body goes through on an everyday basis, regardless of the number of carbs you eat. This is because this process provides us with energy from ketones whenever sugar is not readily available.In fact, you may have already experienced a very mild level of ketosis if you ever skipped a meal or two, didn't eat many carbs during the day or exercised for longer than an hour. By doing one of these three things, you can initiate the process of ketosis.Whenever the ...

Ketogenic Diet Food List: Everything You Need to Know

Ketogenic Diet Food List: Everything You Need to Know

Not sure what to eat on a ketogenic diet? Here's a quick food list for you to reference. Below you'll find a brief overview of what you can eat. Scroll further down to see more details on each section. Being on a diet isn’t the easiest thing in the world, especially when you don’t know what you should eat. We’ve put together this ketogenic diet food list to help people out there make decisions on what they are eating and shopping for.Below you can find a quick visual guide to what to eat ...

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Although the human body can manufacture most of the fats it needs from other fats, carbohydrates, and protein, there are two groups of fatty acids which cannot be manufactured in the body — omega-3s and omega-6s. We refer to these as "essential fatty acids," and they help regulate body composition, cell function, immune response, and can also increase overall health and well being. In fact, we can't survive without crucial roles that omega-3s and omega-6s play in the body.However, before we ...