There are so many benefits that just about anyone can safely improve themselves in some way or another just by eating a low carb, high fat diet. Let’s start with the obvious first.
Being in ketosis, your body uses fat, including your stored body fat as its main energy source, which in itself will result in weight loss. On top of that, having your insulin levels drop means your body will burn fat even faster.
The foods that you eat on Keto will naturally reduce the levels of sugar in your blood. It is an extremely effective way to proactively manage and potentially prevent diseases such as Diabetes and related conditions such as Insulin Resistance and PCOS.
Cholesterol & Blood Pressure
Following a Ketogenic diet has shown to improve triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels most associated with arterial buildup. There is a dramatic increase in HDL and decrease in LDL particle concentration compared to low-fat diets.
The Ketogenic Diets is used widely to aid treatment against Cancers. Research continues to show that sugar is the main source of fuel which feeds cancer and contributes to an inflammatory environment; while the Ketogenic diet essentially starves cancer cells.
Several studies have shown that the Ketogenic diet does reduce or prevent seizures in many children whose seizures could not be controlled by medication. In the last few years, studies have also shown significant results in adults treated with Keto as well.
Thanks to increased stability of neurons and up-regulation of brain mitochondria and mitochondrial enzymes, along with seizure prevention, many other neuro-degeneration issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and aging-related cognitive diseases have seen major improvements. Scientists have discovered increased cognition and enhanced memory in adults with impairments in these areas, and a growing body of research shows improvement at all stages of dementia.
For a broader audience of dieters, the side effects that are most often expressed are increased mental clarity and focus, and less frequent and less intense migraines. These are likely related to the more stable blood sugar and altered brain chemistry, which improves memory and cognition as well.
Many people use the Ketogenic diet specifically for the increased mental performance.
Fats are the most stable and effective molecule to burn as fuel. When you give your body a better and more reliable energy source, it gives you back energy.