With so many people now using the Keto Diet to shed unwanted fat, I thought it would be good to discuss the health benefits of ketones.
Ketones are an alternative fuel source produced by your liver from fats and free fatty acids.
For most people glucose, which is largely derived from carbohydrates, is the main energy source for most cells.
However, excess blood glucose can damage the lining of your cardiovascular system leading to a whole host of vascular health issues. One of which is type 2 diabetes.
When you restrict your carbohydrate intake, either through fasting or eliminating carbohydrates from your diet, then your body will retool its energy pathways for ketones, which are produced in your liver. They than circulated through your body for cellular energy.
Here is a brief overview of the health benefits of ketones:
Improved metabolism for brain and muscle tissue
Linked to increased longevity and average lifespan by up to 20%
Reduced blood sugar levels with the potential to reverse type 2 diabetes
Effective weight management especially as it applies to visceral fat
Activate longevity pathways to protect cells from age-related damage and deterioration
Sounds great except for the following challenge:
Most Keto diets are extremely hard to maintain.
And the reason why is two fold: Read More →