What is the Ketogenic Diet?
The ketogenic diet is a nutritional strategy that drastically reduces carbohydrates while increasing proteins and especially fats. The main purpose of this imbalance in the proportions of macronutrients in the diet is to force the body to use fat as a source of energy.
In fact, in the presence of carbohydrates, all cells use their energy to carry out their activities. But, if they are reduced to a sufficiently low level they begin to use fats, but the nerve cells do not have the ability to do so.
Ketosis is reached after a couple of days with a daily amount of carbohydrates of about 20-50 grams, but these amounts can vary on an individual basis.
This kind of diet has a great impact on the body. For that reason, it is a recommended diet to reduce seizures in patients who did not respond to drugs especially in children.
Today the success of the ketogenic diet in Turkey and Istanbul is mainly linked to its effectiveness in reducing weight, but it is important to emphasize that it is not an easy regimen to follow. Those who have followed this diet - which is usually proposed for short periods of a few weeks - declare to have a great energy once they have reached the state of ketosis.
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