Ketogenic diet supports the body into a state of ketosis.
Ketosis is the natural metabolic state where the body burns fat, rather than carbohydrates for its primary energy. Ketosis is an advanced metabolic state because burning fat offers the body 225% more energy than carbohydrates, not to mention energy from fat is “cleaner” than energy from carbohydrates*. Being in a state of Ketosis provides our bodies with a wealth of benefits supported by numerous scientific studies*.
Ketones and the state of ketosis have also been shown to have beneficial effects in the treatment of cancer. A diet that is low in sugar and high in ketone-boosting foods can effectively “starve” cancer cells of sugar, slowing their metabolism. This is due to the cancer cells’ relative inability to adapt to using ketones as a source of energy, something healthy cells do easily. Further research has proven that a ketogenic diet may affect cancer-promoting pathways in other ways as well.
Some of the various other benefits of ketosis include:
- Improvement of general mood.
- Increased ability to focus.
- Reduction of free radicals in the body (which has anti-aging effects).
- Controlling blood sugar levels.
- Improving sleep quality.
- Decreasing inflammation.