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Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet, often referred to as keto, is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate dietary approach. Its primary goal is to induce a state of ketosis, where the body primarily burns fat for energy.In ketosis, the liver converts fat into molecules called ketones, which serve as an alternative fuel source. The diet typically consists of 70-75% fat, 20-25% protein, and 5-10% carbohydrates. Foods allowed on the keto diet include meats, fatty fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, and non-starchy vegetables. Foods to avoid are high in carbohydrates, such as grains, sugar, fruits, and starchy vegetables. The keto diet has been used for decades to treat epilepsy, especially in drug-resistant cases.It may also be associated with weight loss and improved blood sugar control in some individuals.However, it can lead to side effects like the "keto flu" with symptoms such as fatigue and nausea during the initial adaptation phase.People considering the ketogenic diet should consult with a healthcare professional to ensure it's safe and suitable for their specific health goals and needs.

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Dt. Dhanashri Khedekar Kale
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Dt. Dhanashri Khedekar Kale

Clinical & Research Dietitian Specialized in Ketogenic Therapies in Epilepsy, Other Neurological disorders & Weight- loss and Certified Nutrigenomic Counselor

Dt. Dhanashri is a Clinical & Research Dietician, Specialized in Ketogenic Therapies in Epilepsy, Other Neurological disorders, Weight loss, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Cancer & Autism Spectrum Disorder. • Certified Nutrigenomic Counselor. • Also, Training Qualified Dieticians for Ketogenic Therapies From 16 years.

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