Nutrition today can be confusing. Eat more protein. Eat complex carbs. Don't eat carbs. Eat every 3 hours. Fast. It is easy to be lost with all of the advice out there. So what is Keto and why should I do it?
Our bodies can be fueled off of 2 sources. . .Glucose or Ketones. Glucose is produced from the Standard American Diet, consisting of Higher Carbs, Some Protein, Sugar, and Fat and eating often. With this type of eating our blood sugar spikes and falls all throughout the day. Ketones are produced by eating High Fat, Moderate Protein, and Low Carb and spacing your meals. This allows our insulin to fall and blood sugar levels to stabilize. Allowing our insulin to fall is where the magic happens! Our body is then able to produce ketones, uses fat for fuel, and inflammatory markers improve! When these inflammatory markers improve, your overall health will improve: improved HDL, less joint pain, decreased body fat, increased focus, stable blood sugar!