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What is the Ketogenic Diet?

What is the Ketogenic Diet?

The Ketogenic diet was developed in 1924 by Dr. Russel Wilder at the Mayo Clinic, being highly effective in treating epilepsy.

Many of you may be wondering “What is the Ketogenic Diet?” The Ketogenic Diet is:

  • This diet is high in fat, with sufficient protein and low in carbohydrates
  • The effect allows fat to be converted in the liver to fatty acids and ketone bodies
  • The diet also lowers insulin and glucose which tells the body to burn fat
  • Ketones not only reduce sugars, but can also help repair neurons, particularly those responsible for memory

We will be commenting on the Ketogenic diet with regards to weight-loss and Alzheimer’s disease in our next Fight Fat with Fat blog entry.