Benefits of The Keto Diet–Is Low-Carb Really Good For You?August 20, 2019 BY Rochelle Clark
Are you looking for a new and improved way to stay healthy, lose weight, and feel full of energy? If so, then the keto diet could be right for you.
What is the keto diet? Well, it is a very low-carbohydrate, and high-fat diet. Grains and other carb-based foods are cut, and fats from animal and vegetable sources are increased. It forces the body to burn its own fat, rather than get it from external sources.
There are multiple benefits of the keto diet, and today I want to share a few with you.
Stabilizes Blood Sugar
The Keto Diet restricts sugar consumption and enhances the body’s ability to use fat stores as an energy source. Additionally, on Keto, you’ll stock up on good sources of fat like protein and vegetables. With carbohydrate-rich foods, your body will experience a sugar spike after every meal. On Keto, this cannot happen. Instead, you enjoy a stabilized blood sugar level all day long because your body never consumes sugar or carbohydrates that are transformed into sugar in the body.
The Keto’s diet recommendation of moderate protein and healthy fat, fiber, and anti-oxidants helps to satiate hunger cravings. At first, the transition from high carb to low-carb can intensify cravings for sugar and carbohydrates, but over time your body adjusts and moves into a state of ketosis. As it does, you experience fewer cravings. Over time, this leaves you scratching your head as a birthday cake is passed in front of you and you have no desire to indulge.
If you’ve kept up with my blog, you know I’m passionate about healthy, clear skin. I even make my own essential-oil infused skin care recipes! But the ultimate skin health comes from the inside out. Some skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and even acne have at their source a serious inflammation or autoimmunity problem. Following a Ketogenic diet can lower inflammation and vastly increase healing.
Inflammation is also linked to cardiovascular problems. Inflammation can cause blockage in the arterial and venous walls leading to heart attack and stroke. It can also contribute to anemia and high blood sugar. Reducing your sugar intake through the Keto diet can dramatically reduce your likelihood of developing cardio problems.
Keto Diet Could Starve Cancer
Recent studies suggest that the keto diet could starve cancer cells. Because sugar feeds cancer, and cancer cells cannot metabolize fats easily, this combination starves off cancer cells—effectively killing them! One study showed that some cancers do lack the ability to metabolize keto bodies (which are released on the Keto diet) and that glucose feeds the cancer cells. Normal cells, on the other hand, are more adaptable and can use fat for energy. Insulin levels are well known to influence cancer growth, and by leveling these off, you can reduce the increase in cancer cell growth.
I’ve personally worked with many clients in cancer recovery who have greatly benefited from a low-carb, low-sugar Ketogenetic diet. They’ve had huge success using it to combat their cancer as a compliment to their doctor’s recommended strategies.
I highly recommend studying more about this diet if you are interested in fighting off cancer cells.
While there are many benefits of the keto diet, weight loss might be the most sought after. I can tell you that this diet is not for everyone, but for those who are eating fat to lose fat enjoy powerful results. If you can stick with it and get over the hurdle of carb and sugar cravings, it could help you lose weight and have more energy.
Health and well being are my focus, and if these benefits of the keto diet sound good to you, I highly recommend taking it up. Of course, be sure to speak with your doctor before starting any new diet.