9 facts about the ketogenic diet
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The ketogenic diet is a super low-carb diet designed to put your body into a state of ketosis, where it uses fat as its primary fuel source. Is it safe? Find out more before you try it!
1. It’s designed to put your body into a state of ketosis
The ketogenic diet is a super low carb diet designed to put your body into a state of ketosis, where it uses fat as it’s primary fuel source. This happens because glucose (from carbohydrates) is the easiest to convert into energy and hence is the body’s main source of fuel, especially during exercise. By taking away the glucose supply the body turns to the next best thing: fat. Most ketogenic diets get 70 % of their daily calorific intake from fat, 20% is from protein and a mere 5% is from carbohydrates.
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