What are the health benefits of ketogenic diets?

 

While the ketogenic diet has been around for a long time, many of the health benefits are only now being clinically quantified and scientifically established. The ketogenic diet is known as an effective tool for weight loss and there is growing evidence to suggest other key health benefits are also experienced:

  • Improves the risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome

  • Lowers and stabilizes blood glucose levels

  • Reduces Type 2 diabetes symptoms and reverses insulin resistance

  • Reduces inflammation and chronic pain from conditions like arthritis

  • Helps manage auto-immune diseases, such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

  • Reduces symptoms of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and epilepsy

  • Elevates mood and energizes the brain, reducing depression and anxiety while increasing focus and attention

  • Stabilizes hormonal imbalances associated with conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

  • Improves energy utilization and enhances physical and mental performance

  • Slows or reverses the progression of cancer (which relies on glucose metabolism)

 

 

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