Adopting a ketogenic diet is thought to aid in the treatment and prevention of many health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. A keto diet is essentially made up of low-carbohydrate, high-fat foods.
Unfortunately, there is widespread confusion over precisely which foods should and should not be included in a ketogenic diet. This problem is not helped by the fact that a ketogenic diet appears very much like the Atkins diet at first glance.
Ketogenic Diets for Disease Prevention
Ketogenic diets are widely regarded as a beneficial lifestyle choice for people suffering with diabetes or obesity. By limiting or eliminating carbohydrates, people with type 2 diabetes can avoid insulin spikes and achieve better blood glucose control. This also encourages weight loss, as the body is forced to burn stored fat for energy, rather than utilizing carbohydrates.
Keto dieting may also be useful in managing a whole host of other medical conditions including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, and epilepsy. In fact, researchers recently found that children with epilepsy who follow a ketogenic diet have healthier brain activity when compared to those following no diet plan.