Top Health Benefits of Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet is most often associated with rapid weight loss but that’s not where it began, and definitely not the end of the line in terms of health benefits. There is no doubt that weight loss succeeds in improving physical health by itself. And a host of other cardiovascular and digestive benefits come with weight loss. Yet the list isn’t even close to ending there. Let’s look at some of the other ways of life where this incredible way of eating has a positive impact.

The keto diet can help you obtain (and maintain!) a healthy weight

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The keto diet is an ideal way to lose weight and hold it off. A meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials, for instance, concluded that: ‘Individuals assigned to a VLCKD [very low ketogenic carbohydrate diet] achieve a greater weight loss over the long term than those assigned to an LFD [low-fat diet]; thus, a VLCKD can be an alternative weapon against obesity. ‘[1]

However, randomized controlled trials have shown that the keto diet induces up to three times as much weight loss as a low-fat, high-carb diet[2-3]. In other words, the keto diet might be the secret to a slim body if you want to lean down but are sick and tired of failing your weight-loss attempts.

Keto diet improves brain function

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The majority of people notice an increase in their brain function and mental awareness while going keto[4-5]. The keto diet helps the brain in different ways, and for different reasons. A major explanation for this is that ketosis increases mitochondrial functioning. [6] [6] [6]

Researchers believe ketosis, particularly in your hippocampus, stimulates the development of new mitochondria in your brain. [7] This helps in your degree of mental focus, memory, and strength.

Keto diet can help control diabetes or even reverse it

Several studies show reducing the advantages of carb intake for diabetes sufferers. In fact, the keto diet was the traditional treatment of diabetes before injectable insulin was discovered. [8-9] [8-8]]

Remember what’s next:Studies published in Annals of Internal Medicine showed that when diabetics of type 2 went low-carbon for two weeks, insulin sensitivity increased by up to 75%. [10] Download: [10]. And another study involving 21 individuals with type 2 diabetes showed that, within 16 weeks of going keto, seven of them could quit their diabetes medication. [11] [12]

Keto diet decreases risk of heart disease

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While saturated fat and cholesterol are frequently believed to clog arteries, these compounds do not cause heart disease. [12-14] [14]

For keto dieters this is good news as this eating style loads up on high-fat foods like eggs, nuts and bacon.

The Keto diet effectively decreases the risk of heart failure for four key reasons. Diät keto: [15-18]

  • Increse weight loss
  • Raises the “healthy” HDL cholesterol levels
  • Reduces blood triglycerides
  • Reduces hypertension

 

The keto diet promotes mental health

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The keto diet is helpful for various mental illnesses and conditions. Evidence demonstrates for example the keto diet: [19-22]

  • Has effect on antidepressants
  • Improves children’s autism behavior
  • Will improve mood in patients with bipolar disorder
  • Only one autism condition healed

 

The keto diet can be therapeutic to specific neurological disorders

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Those include Alzheimer’s, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, spasms for children (Western syndrome), and epilepsy. [23-26]

The keto diet could prevent and fight certain forms of

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Most cancer cells depend on glucose as their fuel, which is why keto diets can help prevent the disease and fight it.For example, if in-vitro cancer cells obtain only ketones and fat for energy they often die. [27] In fact, numerous studies indicate that the keto diet helps to prevent brain cancer. [28-29] [28-29]]

Keto diet can boost intestinal and intestinal disorders.Many bowel diseases are the product of intestinal pathogens and infections which both rely on energy for glucose.You stave off certain infections and diseases by reducing the carb intake. So, the keto diet can improve the health of the gut and treat intestinal disease.

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