8 Health Benefits of The Ketogenic Diet

Placeholder ImageAtkins + Paleo = Ketogenic Diet

Of the many health benefits, the most common benefit you will find is weight loss. But, did you know that the diet was originally used as a tool for treating neurological diseases, such as epilepsy?

The benefits of this low-carb and high-fat diet are superb for weight loss, but keep reading! You will see that the by-product of the ketogenic diet can help you in more ways than one.

Studies have now shown that the diet can have benefits for a wide variety of different health conditions:

Heart disease: The ketogenic diet can improve risk factors like body fat, HDL levels, blood pressure and blood sugar

Cancer: The Diet is currently being used to treat several types of cancer and slow tumor growth

Alzheimer’s disease: The diet may reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s and slow down the disease’s progression

Epilepsy: Research has shown that the ketogenic diet can cause massive reductions in seizures in epileptic children

Parkinson’s disease: One study found that the diet helped improve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Polycystic ovary syndrome: The ketogenic diet can help reduce insulin levels, which may play a key role in polycystic ovary syndrome

Brain injuries: One animal study found that the diet can reduce concussions and aid recovery after brain injury

Acne: Lower insulin levels and eating less sugar or processed foods may help improve acne

To learn more about the Ketosis and the Ketogenic diet download this FREE Keto Starter Guide! 

 

(source: https://authoritynutrition.com/ketogenic-diet-101/)

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