5 Amazing Benefits of a Keto Diet

 

5 Amazing Benefits of a Keto Diet

Everyone is going KETO! But what are the benefits of eating a low carb - high fat diet? Read below to find out.

Reduces Inflammation

It's well established now that inflammation is linked to a long list of chronic health issues including diabetes, arthritis, obesity, metabolic disorder, heart disease and many more. 

How can Keto help reduce inflammation?

Blood sugar imbalance is one of the most prevalent inflammatory activities that occurs in the bodies of people who heavily rely on sugar for energy. A Keto diet removes the sugar, stabilises blood sugars and subsequently reduces inflammation.

A Keto diet also decreasing inflammation at a intra cellular level. Mitochondria are the energy producers in our cells. During the keto-adaptation phase, your mitochondria are stimulated and placed under stress. The cells are stimulated to burn fat and therefore old and weak mitochondria die off. This is a good thing because it promotes the growth of new and stronger mitochondria, meaning energy production increases. Improved cell energy production has the beneficial impact on the body’s ability to heal and perform. 

Improves Fat Burning - Weight Loss

A Keto diet can be effective for weight loss for several reasons. When you don't eat carbohydrates, you don't require the release of insulin to control your blood sugar levels. Insulin is a fat storage hormone, therefore, less insulin, less fat storage is likely to happen.

Being in a state of ketosis means you are fat burning for energy. If you have excess body fat, you will be able to burn it at a much more efficient rate.

When you eat a high fat diet you don't have cravings and energy drops like you do when you eat a high carbohydrate diet. This means you are controlling your appetite and less likely to over eat. The fat also makes you feel full, stopping you from eating unnecessarily.

Improves Mental Clarity 

When you eat a diet high in carbohydrates, sugar is the main source of energy for the brain. This can cause blood sugar levels to rise and fall with the intake of food. This source of energy source isn’t consistent and it makes it harder for your brain to stay focused for long periods of time.

When you eat a high fat Keto diet and are fat adapted, Ketones are produced by your brain for energy.  Ketones are the brain's preferred source of fuel. They provide a steady and consistent fuel source and this means you can focus for longer periods of time without experiencing that drop in concentration.

If macronutrients are balanced correctly, this can also be achieved on a low carb diet.

Reduces Cravings - Control Appetite

Just like improved mental clarity, the same mechanism is behind why cravings are reduced when eating a Ketogenic diet. 

Sugar cravings occur when the brain is looking for energy, when the current sugar supply has gone and more is needed to keep going. When you are eating a high fat diet you don't have that sugar drop and therefore cravings generally disappear. 

Getting into a state of ketosis balances blood sugar and provides the brain with stable energy. Often our Keto Reset clients tell us that they don't experience hunger like they used to and rarely think about food between meals anymore.

 

Increases Energy

All the benefits above, combined, all drastically increase your energy ...

  • Less inflammation
  • More cellular energy production
  • Stable blood sugars
  • Improved mental clarity
  • Less excess fat

You are now bursting with energy! How could you not be! You are likely also sleeping more and generally feeling more awesome. Time to congratulate yourself on choosing a Keto Reset and get moving in the fresh air - which in turn will reward you with more amazing energy. Sounds like a winner all around and this is why so many people are choosing to eat a Keto diet.

Here is what Renate has to say about her Keto Reset experience:

"I have just completed my first 4 weeks today and have thoroughly enjoyed this way of eating and never ever felt hungry and to date have lost a whopping 11.5kg. I am so happy I found Keto and so happy with my initial results, well on my way to achieving my weight goals and I feel so much more alive...Would highly recommend!"

If you have any questions about this blog or the Keto Reset program, please email hello@ketoreset.co.nz