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What is a Ketogenic Diet?

Aug 10, 2017 | Healthy Living | 0 comments

Simply put, a Ketogenic Diet makes your body release Ketones into the blood stream.

What are Ketones?

AKA Ketone Bodies, are the product of breaking down fat in the body for energy.

Ketosis Explained

Your cells prefer to use blood sugar to run and that mainly comes from carbohydrates. When the cells don’t have blood sugar from carbohydrates to run off of they begin to use stored fat, called ketone bodies.  This is what is known as ketosis.

Ketogenic Diets for Weight Loss

When you body is in a state of Ketosis the body is using stored fat.

Ketosis is a high individualized process. For some people ketosis can start in days of a carbohydrate restricted diet. For others it may take much longer with many more diet restrictions. The Standard Ketogenic Diet is very low-carbohydrate (5% or less), moderate-proteins (20%) and high in fat (75%).

Ketogenic Diets and Type 2 Diabetes

The Ketogenic diet can help you lose excess fat, which is closely linked to type 2 diabetes.  Studies have shown that the Ketogenic diet can boost insulin sensitivity leading to improvement for Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes.

A study in 2005 with 21 patients, all with Type 2 Diabetes, on a 16 week Ketogentic diet had amazing results!

Diabetic medications were discontinued or reduced for 17 participants.

If you suffer from Type 2 Diabetes and want to safely try the Ketogenic Diet and other options with the supervision of a Medical Team, contact Benton Medical today for an Appointment.

To view the full study mentioned here, click the link here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16318637

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