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KETOGENIC LIFESTYLE BENEFITS

IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH, LOSE WEIGHT &
OPTIMIZE YOUR PERFORMANCE

THE KETOGENIC DIET IS EMERGING AS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR
DIETS FOR HEALTH AND WEIGHT LOSS

NO OTHER DIET HAS THE SAME BENEFITS FOR HEALTH CONCERNS RANGING FROM OBESITY AND TYPE 2 DIABETES TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE TO CANCER — NOT TO MENTION ITS POSITIVE EFFECTS ON ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE.

  • Diabetes Type II and Pre-Diabetes
  • PCOS – polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility
  • Migraine treatment
  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer ’s disease,
  • memory and cognitive function;
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Autism
  • improved behavior and social impacts
  • Mood stabilization in bipolar disorder (type II)
  • Stroke prevention;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • metabolic syndrome management
  • Improved cholesterol levels
  • Seizures / Epilepsy
  • May Temporarily Reduce Stiffness.
  • May Stabilize the Body During Seasonal Changes

 

  • Promotes Fat Loss Without Muscle Loss.
  • Promotes Clearer Skin
  • Helps with Appetite Suppression.
  • May Improve Cellular Health and Longevity/Anti-aging.
  • May Help With Mild Memory Issues Due to Aging.
  • Helps to Reduce Mood Swings.
  • May Help Strengthen and Support Cartilage & Joint function.
  • May Assist in Improving The Pattern of LDL Cholesterol and Increases Levels of HDL (good cholesterol).
  • May Help to Maintain Cholesterol Levels That are Already Within Normal Range.
  • May Help to Provide Minor Pain Relief.
  • May Increase TCA Cycle Efficiency and ATP Production.
  • May Help Maintain Cardiovascular Function and a Healthy Circulatory System.
  • May Assist in Cognitive Improvement.
  • May Improve Insulin Insensitivity.
  • May Reduce Free Radicals.
THE MORE YOU KNOW
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Definition

Ketosis is characterized by blood ketone levels above 0.3 – 0.5 mmol/L.

 In Ketosis: the fuel source of the body switches from primarily carbohydrates (glucose) to primarily fat & ketones.

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Why does ketone production actually happen?

The main reason is to provide the brain with an alternative fuel when glucose is scarce.
They are a more efficient fuel source than glucose on a gram-per-gram basis.
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What Are Ketone Bodies?

They are water-soluble and can cross the blood brain barrier, and can supply the brain with up to 70% of total energy required.
But most other body tissues can utilize ketone bodies in a very efficient, and in some tissues even preferential, way.
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Macronutrients

Traditionally speaking, the ketogenic diet is composed of 70-75 percent fat, 20-25 percent protein, and 5-10 percent carbohydrates.
This strict formula is imperative to ensuring a person enters the metabolic state of ketosis, which isn’t necessarily easy or sustainable for many
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Ketoacidosis

Many people (health professionals included) confuse ketosis – a natural state of the body – with ketoacidosis.
Ketoacidosis, which refers to the buildup of acid plus ketones, can be a dangerous condition that has different causes unrelated to diet.
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Why are Ketones Essential?

If humans weren’t able to burn fat and at some point also ketones as a by-product of fat oxidation, then humans probably wouldn’t be here any more!
Fun Fact:
All babies are actually born in the state of ketosis.

The ketogenic diet first became popular as a treatment for seizures in children suffering from epilepsy, and the neuro-protective benefits of ketones came to light. As research into the process of ketosis expands, the list of benefits just continues to grow

Studies are finding that supplementation with ketones is superior to the ketogenic diet. However, it is thought that following a lower carbohydrate diet, not necessarily a strict ketogenic diet, will enhance the benefits of the ketone supplements, as your body becomes even more adept to using the ketones as a source of fuel.

Ketogenic Diet Macronutrients;

Percent of Total Calories

Macronutrient Ratio Fat Protein Carb
Classic Keto (4:1) 90% 6% 4%
Modified Keto (3:1) 87% 10% 3%
Modified Keto (2:1) 82% 12% 6%
Modified Keto (1:1) 70% 15% 15%

Ketogenic Diet Macronutrients;

Percent of Total Calories

Classic Keto (4:1)
Fat Protein Carb
90% 6% 4%
Modified Keto (3:1)
Fat Protein Carb
87% 10% 3%
Modified Keto (2:1)
Fat Protein Carb
82% 12% 6%
Modified Keto (1:1)
Fat Protein Carb
70% 15% 15%
MYTHS & FACTS
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MYTH 1: Ketosis is dangerous.

FACT: Ketosis simply refers to the state of metabolism where the body uses fat as its primary energy source.
In fact, since we don’t eat after we go to bed at night, we temporarily live off our fat reserves for eight-plus hours and do a little ketosis while we sleep!
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MYTH 2: Low-carb, high-fat diets cause heart disease.

FACT: Foods high in sugar and starch are what cause abnormal production of harmful cholesterol particles, leading to heart disease.
These foods also lead to inflammation, which is actually the major inciting event for heart disease, not the intake of natural fats. In fact, most fat that we eat is not even absorbed by our bodies.
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MYTH 3: Low-carb, high-fat diets can harm the kidneys or liver.

FACT: Decades of research shows no kidney damage in patients who follow a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet, even in people with diabetes.
Research also is quite clear that this diet can reverse fatty liver disease, which is common in those who carry excess weight.
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MYTH 4: The body requires sugar and carbs to have energy.

FACT: When you eat less sugar and carbs, the body will instead turn to burning fat for energy, leading to much higher energy levels overall!
Ultramarathoners rely on ketosis for their 100-plus-mile runs – it would be impossible for them to eat enough carbs to sustain themselves otherwise.
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MYTH 5: You have to eat a lot of meat to do a keto/low carb diet.

FACT: Low-carb diets are totally OK if you wish to be a vegetarian or eat mostly fish as your protein source!
In fact, many fish contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which is the healthiest type of fat for your body to consume.
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MYTH 6: You can’t follow a low-carb diet for the rest of your life.

FACT: You can actually eat a wide variety of foods on a low-carb eating plan.
Higher amounts of fat in the diet make foods tasty and more satisfying so you feel less hungry overall.

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