What is a Ketogenic Diet?
Here it talks about how very important the diet is to this process.
MORE ON KETOGENIC DIET?
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The goal of a low carb, ketogenic diet plan is to improve health through switching the metabolism to burn fat instead of sugar or glucose. This is achieved through a metabolic state called ketosis. Ketosis is simply a normal metabolic process in which the body cells burn molecules called ketones to make energy, instead of relying on sugar or carbohydrate.
Ketosis is a beneficial process which the human body has developed as an adaptation to times when food is unavailable. Ketone bodies have been shown to improve disease conditions and protect the body and are now being used to treat medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, autism, Alzheimer's, cancer and others.
This page will answer some questions you may have about a ketogenic diet plan including:
Who should NOT follow a ketogenic diet: list of medical contraindications.