The keto diet is basically a high-fat, sufficient-fiber, low-carb diet which in medicinal use is often used to treat juvenile epilepsy in epileptic children. The keto diet forces the human body to burn up fats rather than glucose, the main source of energy for the body. In addition to that, it is also known to improve insulin sensitivity and thereby lowers the risk of diabetes. In addition, it can help to suppress seizures in epileptic children. If properly conducted and supervised, the keto diet has been proven to be highly effective.
It is because of its fat content that the keto diet has been considered as a potential enemy of heart health; however, recent medical research has proved that the keto diet has benefits when it comes to lowering the level of bad cholesterol in the blood (LDL). Moreover, it is extremely effective in controlling blood sugar levels, as it helps in reducing the production of both the insulin required for the synthesis of glucose and the insulin required for the synthesis of fat. These facts all contribute to the beneficial results of the keto diet in controlling cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. In fact, keto diets have also been recommended by the American Heart Association as a part of an overall program to reduce the risk of cardiac attack or stroke in patients with type 2 diabetes.
People following the keto diet generally give up eating most dairy products, including cheese, butter, ice cream and yogurt. They also have to eliminate all animal fats from their daily diet, which includes most types of meat, poultry, eggs and fish. However, the most delicious foods on which keto diets are based (including cheesecake and other dessert) are still consumed by people following this special diet. Indeed, people following this diet report that they feel more energetic and healthier than people who don’t follow the diet.