Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

In this video, Dr. Axe shares what he believes are the three biggest benefits of the ketogenic diet.

On a ketogenic diet, the goal is to reduce carbohydrate intake to the point that your body goes into a state of ketosis, where the body adapts to burning fat for fuel instead of glucose (sugar/carbs).

The ketogenic diet is typically 75% fat, 10% carbohydrates, and 15% protein. Those ratios can vary from person to person, but that’s the general formula for a keto diet. The key is reducing carb intake below your body’s personal threshold of tolerance for carbohydrates – i.e. the point where it depletes glycogen and goes into ketosis, burning fat for fuel.

Dr. Axe Pinpoints These 3 Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet:

3 Kinds Of Healthy Fats Dr. Axe Says To Include In Your Diet

…But The List Goes On

While Dr. Axe used up his short amount of time on video covering those three benefits, thankfully the list doesn’t end there!

Here are some other benefits you could expect from the ketogenic diet, from the Ketogenic Diet Resource:

I think you can see, from the list above, along with Dr. Axe’s video, that the amazing benefits of the ketogenic diet far outweigh any discomfort or unpleasant effects you may experience in the very beginning as you adapt from the diet you’re used to, to getting into a state of ketosis on the ketogenic diet.

If you still have questions or concerns, that’s fine, I think it’s good to be mildly skeptical and want to do your research, not just following the herd! Know that the latest scientific studies show that eating a high fat ketogenic diet is not bad for your health, IF you are also greatly reducing carbohydrate intake.

…It’s only when you have a diet high in BOTH fats AND carbs that you face adverse, negative health affects. Higher sugar levels cause an increase in insulin levels, and the higher insulin levels cause any fat you consume to be stored.

If you want to learn more nitty gritty details from scientific studies on how a ketogenic diet affects blood panel results, watch this video with Dr. Jeff Volek:

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Disclaimer: While the ketogenic diet has many proven benefits, and it has worked well for many people, it’s not right for every person. There is no “one size fits all” solution. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have about your specific situation.

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