Keto is a confusing new “fad” to many people when in reality it is just the new leading edge of science and health. The two main things you look at when deciding on if something is “Keto” or not is; “will this help or hurt my brain” and “does this spike insulin and cause inflammation”. These two questions have led many people to the low carb high fat diet due to its benefits in both reducing insulin and helping with brain development and repair. The common misconception with keto is that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. I can tell you after years of eating Keto that is simply not the case. There is a way to make almost any dish and convert it to a healthy keto version. Mitochondria are the “energy factories” of our cells and are critical to our overall health and wellness. One of the key benefits of ketosis is that using ketones as fuel increases the number of mitochondria which enables enhanced expression of genes encoding for mitochondrial enzymes and energy metabolism in the hippocampus, a part of the brain important for learning and memory.
30 grams of carbohydrates is the highest amount of carbs recommended to consume per day while maintaining a ketogenic diet.
A simple finger prick can measure the levels of serum betahydroxy butyrate (BHB) in your blood, much like an ordinary blood glucose monitor.
By blowing into a keto breath analyzer, you can measure the levels of acetone present on your breath.
Acetoacetate can be detected and measured in your urine by simply peeing on a keto urine test trip. This testing is most accurate when you are in the beginning stages of ketosis. The best time of day to test your urinary ketones is first thing in the morning or right after dinner.
Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patients
Time to retire the fad
A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-fat diet to treat obesity and hyperlipidemia