A ketogenic diet is any diet that causes ketones to be produced by the liver, shifting the body’s metabolism away from glucose towards fat utilization. Typically on a moderate to high carb diet, the body will prefer glucose for fuel (usually from dietary carbs), but by restricting carbs, the body will prefer fat for fuel. By inducing ketosis, a series of adaptations will take place.
Ketosis is also an effective way to control your blood sugar. When you eat something high in carbohydrates, your body produces insulin to get rid of all the sugar in your blood. But since there is already carbs to be used for fuel, your body will be storing fat cells and not releasing any to be burned. So by reducing carbs and being in ketosis, your insulin levels will be regulated at a lower level, and your body will want to access your body fat for fuel instead. In most cases this means impressive weight-loss!
With controlled blood sugar levels, you will experience less hunger and cravings. Paired with an adequate protein and high fat intake, you will feel both satisfied and satiated by the diet.
For decades, the standard of care in allopathic medicine has been to focus on a “low-fat” diet to prevent high cholesterol. The truth is, that for the past 60+ years, Cholesterol numbers have increased dramatically. The focus on dietary fat as the source of high cholesterol is a myth. Fats are vital to all body function and provide a much cleaner and efficient fuel source for cellular energy. Our brain, skin, nerves, hormones, and every single cell in your body is embedded with essential fatty acids, providing the vital double- membrane which surrounds them. The site all cellular electrochemical signals are processed, allowing for the production of energy, releasing toxins, and bringing in vital nutrients.
The healthiest diets are low to no carbohydrates, high fat, and moderate protein intake. They supply energy while sparing bloodsugar imbalances, are anti-inflammatory, and provide long-lasting fuel that results in less toxic by products from their metabolism. Having access to a product like Keto//OS, from Pruvit, that delivers nutritional ketones safely and effectively, is revolutionary.