The ketogenic (keto) diet is a popular weight loss approach that originated in the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy. It mimics the effects of fasting, but one can follow it for a longer duration. In recent years, the keto diet has gained attention for its potential benefits in obesity, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and certain neurological disorders. Researchers believe that this metabolic change contributes to the diet’s therapeutic effects. This article briefly discusses keto diet and the way it works. We will also explain the ways in which keto gummies help lose weight.
What is the keto diet?
Ketogenic diets are defined by a significant reduction in carbohydrate intake, typically below 50 grams per day, and a relatively higher intake of protein and fat. In practice, the fat intake in ketogenic diets tends to be extremely high since it is challenging to increase protein intake beyond a certain point.
How does keto diet work?
When we eat carbohydrates, our body uses insulin to store the energy from those carbs. If we don’t eat enough carbs, our insulin levels decrease, and our body can’t store as much fat. After a few days of not eating carbs, our body starts to use fat as an energy source, which produces ketones. These ketones become the primary source of energy for our brain and body. The main ketone produced is acetoacetate, but the most common one in our blood is beta-hydroxybutyrate. When our body produces too many ketones, it can lead to a condition called ketosis, which causes our breath to smell sweet. Ketones are used as an energy source by our body through a process that produces more energy compared to using glucose. Even though we aren’t eating carbs, our body can still produce glucose from other sources like amino acids and glycerol.
How do keto gummies help in my weight loss process?
Keto gummies contain special compounds called exogenous ketones that mimic the effects of ketosis, a natural process in which your body uses fat as its main energy source instead of carbohydrates. When you limit your carb intake, your body burns fat and produces ketones, which become the main energy source for your body and brain. The ketones in keto gummies raise the level of ketones in your blood, prompting your body to burn stored fat for energy instead of relying on glucose from carbs. In this way, keto gummies help lose weight by burning the stored fat in the body.
Nevertheless, you must seek guidance from dietetics or nutrition experts when considering starting a ketogenic (keto) diet.
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