Hi, I am Raadhika. Let’s talk about the Ketogenic diet. I first came across this diet while researching the connection
between food and epilepsy. I believe most medical conditions can be improved through diet. The Ketogenic diet is high in fat mid-level in protein and very low in carbs. Basically we are turning the food pyramid on its head to treat pediatric epilepsy in children. Carbohydrates are almost completely cut out instead, proteins make up a large part of the meal. In a regular meal, carbohydrates are metabolized for energy but in Ketogenic diets, fats metabolize for energy. Starved of carbs the body is forced to burn fats this tricks the body into starvation mode…and fats change into fatty acids & ketones. Ketones are used by the brain to replace glucose for energy this condition is “ketosis”. Side note: If you have bad breath this is due to ketosis. In pediatric eplipsy, ketosis reduces seizures…because energy from fat burning is kinder on the brain… than burning carbs. Foods like white bread, pasta, grains & refined sugar are carbs and can’t be part of a ketogenic diet. High fat foods like butter, cream & mayonnaise are fine. The Atkins diet was the first low carb diet to be based on the ketogenic diet. Later, the Dukan diet refined the Atkins diet and is a popular, more structured, low carb-low fat diet. You are encouraged to exercise lightly and include oat bran as part of the Dukan diet. The latest and very popular Paleo diet is a low carb, dairy free gluten free & low fat diet. The Paleo diet excludes refined carbs…but natural sweeteners like stevia can be used. It is a low glycemic diet as well. In fact, if we take out the dairy and limit the carbohydrate containing fruits and vegetables… then the ketogenic diet will probably end up becoming a ketogenic-paleo diet. Thank you for listening. I hope you found this tip useful. I’m always happy to hear from you. So please contact me. by clicking on the link below and I will send you my free book of easy health tips and delicious recipes for quickly-put-together meals. These easy dietary changes have made a huge difference in my life and that of my family’s. I have a load more healthy eating tips to share with you so that you too can enjoy a healthier and more energised lifestyle. I’m really looking forward to sharing with you so much, much more. So click on the link below. Thank you again for listening. I really appreciate your time. Take care and bye for now!