The Answer Is?
Obviously the short answer is YES! Keto is a healthy lifestyle change that can combat many chronic diseases. I know you need more info so let’s dive in…
Let’s talk about surgeries for certain patients who may be too heavy at the time. Most of them are put on some sort of keto low carb high fat diet to lose the weight before surgery.
For years, the government has promoted a low fat, high carbohydrate diet, rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. It was believed that dietary fat, especially saturated fats, clog arteries and cause heart disease. Steak was out, and bran muffins were in.
Guidelines & Data
However these dietary guidelines are based on extremely flimsy data. Since removing most of the fat from the dietary guidelines and replacing it with starch and sugar, society’s health has essentially tank. Especially in the U.S. Did you know that more than half of the United States is deemed overweight? Me included!
Although there are many sources that say the keto diet is unsustainable and short term only. However there seems to be more data that says otherwise. You can cycle on and off keto for a short break but we will talk about that in another post.
Think about this: In the past 250+ years, the amount of refined sugar eaten per person in America has increased to around 4000% Crazy right?
Many modern chronic diseases were rare compared to the rates at which they’re seen today. It seems that the solution of lots of cheap, easy carbs has created far more problems than it ever solved.
According to modern science there’s actually very little to no necessity for the type of high-carbohydrate diet most people are used to today.
Ketosis copies fasting. That’s one reason behind the claim of keto being good for you in the short-term only. However, the biological benefits of fasting (dietary ketosis) may be much better for you when achieved over a lifetime.
When calories are drastically restricted or ketosis is achieved, the body’s “cell cleaning” process known as autophagy occurs. This complex biological function results in a more restored, refreshed body, down to the cellular level.
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