The Ketogenic diet has taken the world by storm and it is showing no signs of going away soon.
After all this time, most people should know what the Keto diet is (high-fat, low-carb & moderate protein diet) and how it works (converting fat into ketones to be used for energy instead of carbs). Most people would also have heard that it is a difficult diet and that not everyone succeeds. This is true to some extent, but it can be simplified significantly by proper planning, research and support. If you are new to Keto and want more in-depth knowledge and information on the Keto diet, visit this link to get USN’s complete in-depth Keto guide.
We have compiled a list of everyday questions regarding the Keto diet:
Why do you need to limit your protein intake on the Keto diet?
When you consume more protein than your body needs, some of the excess amino acids will be converted into glucose (a carb source) by a metabolic process called gluconeogenesis and this can actually kick you out of Ketosis.
Where does the Keto diet come from?
The Keto diet wat originally developed by doctors in the 1920’s as a treatment for childhood epilepsy and seizures. The original architect of the diet was Dr Russel Wilder, MD, of the Mayo Clinic.
What is the medical definition of Ketosis?
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary Ketosis is “an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the body in conditions of reduced or disturbed carbohydrate metabolism”.
In which country did the Keto diet originate?
The first study on fasting and this specific eating strategy started in France in 1911 but was not concluded until 1921 when the Keto diet was officially invented in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
What are the most often neglected micronutrients on a Keto diet?
Vitamin C, magnesium, iron, vitamin D, vitamin E as well as calcium and potassium.
Where does the name “Ketogenic” come from and what does it mean?
Ketogenic stems from the Greek word Ketogenesis, which literally means “producing Ketone bodies”.
After originating in the 1920’s, why did Keto only become famous again in the last few years?
The Keto diet saw a revival after Hollywood director Jim Abrahams saw success with it in the 1990s in treating his son’s epilepsy and after Catherine Vogel’s popular cookbook “The Keto diet”.
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