According to a recent research,nutritional ketosis can help you in the fight with obesity. A ketogenic diet can switch your body’s metabolism from burning carbs to burning fats.

According to many researches, the diet needs 50-70% of your food intake to come from beneficial fats such as coconut oil, grass-fed butter, avocado and nuts, such as macadamia. It’s low on carbohydrates, which makes your body burn fat for energy and speed up the weight loss process.

The carbs are in small amount so your body burns fat for energy. That means there is a little sugar in your system blocking the body from utilizing fat in favor of burning sugar. In other words during this state, the body produces ketones, made from fats processed in the liver.

Health Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet

Leads to weight loss

Cutting carbs is one of the simplest and most effective ways to lose weight. On a ketogenic diet, dietary carbohydrates are kept very low, protein is moderate and fat consumption is increased, gently encouraging our body to remember how to rely on fat as a primary fuel and to produce ketones from stored body fat.

Protects your brain

Behavioral Pharmacology published a research which that found ketogenic diets may be effective for minimizing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

According to one study, Parkinson’s patients who followed ketogenic diet experienced, on average, a 43% improvement in their symptoms after one month.

Ketogenic diet is beneficial for autism also.

According to one article, autism shares some features with epilepsy, and many people with autism experience seizures related to the over-excitement of brain cells.

It has been scientifically found that many autistic children showed improvement after following this diet over the course of six months.

Fights cancer

Cancer cells love sugar! Sugar essentially feeds cancer cells and encourages cancer growth. This is why a diet that gets rid of sugar and other carbohydrates can be effective in preventing or fighting cancer.

Normal cells in the bodies use fat for energy while cancer cells are not able to use fat as primary fuel. According to a review published in Redox Biology, this diet helps treat colon, prostate, and gastric cancer.

Additional health benefits of keto diet: Decreases LDl cholesterol; Boosts energy; Treats acne; Leaves you satiated for longer; Improves triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels.