Ketosis and Parkinson’s can help?
Ketosis and Parkinson’s can help? Ketosis Therapeutic Potential of the Ketogenic Diet 1. Introduction to low carb A low-carb diet means that you eat fewer carbohydrates and a higher proportion of fat. This can also be called a low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF) or a keto diet.4 For decades we’ve been told that fat is detrimental to our health. Meanwhile low-fat “diet” products, often full of sugar, have flooded supermarket shelves. This has most likely been a major mistake, that coincided with the start of the obesity epidemic.5 Studies now show that there’s no reason to fear natural fats.6 Fat is your friend (here’s why). On a low-carb diet, you can eat all the fat you need to feel satisfied and, instead, you minimize your intake of sugar and starches. Most people can eat delicious foods until they are satisfied – and still lose weight.7 How does it work? When you avoid sugar and starches, your blood sugar tends to stabilize and the levels of the fat-storing hormone insulin drop.8 This increases fat burning and makes you feel more satiated, reducing food intake and causing weight loss.9 Studies show that a low-carb diet can make it easier to lose weight and to control your blood sugar, among other benefits.10 The basics Eat: Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables growing above ground and natural fats (like butter). Avoid: Sugar and starchy foods (like bread, pasta, rice, beans and potatoes). Eat when you’re hungry, until you’re satisfied. It can be that simple. You do not need to count calories or weigh your food.11 And just forget about industrially produced low-fat products.12