You don’t begin a diet without considering all the pros and cons for your particular condition and the Ketogenic Diet is no different. Unlike many simple weight loss diets, the keto diet literally resets your body’s metabolism. It has the potential to interfere with a child’s development, and will impact your general feeling of well being during the first week or so as your body adjusts to buring ketones instead of sugar. In this article I found on Observer.com, the pros and cons for Ketogenics are explored. It’s well worth the read if you are new to Ketogenics.
A ketogenic diet is a type of very low-carb diet that is gaining popularity in health and wellness circles for a number of reasons. “Keto,” the root word of ketogenic, is short for “ketosis,” which refers to the metabolic state that occurs when most of the body’s energy comes from ketone bodies in the blood, rather than from glucose. This is in contrast to a glycolytic state, during which blood glucose—or sugar, derived mostly from carbohydrates—provides most of the body’s fuel.
If all this sounds too technical, remember that when the body relies on ketones for energy, the results can include blood sugar control and the treatment of certain health conditions, including heart disease and […]