Top 5 benefits of the keto-diet: What you need to know


  • When anyone hear about the top 5 benefits of the keto-diet , the first thing probably comes in mind that , what could be the possible reason make it, as good as people say.
  • The best answer is, there are number of benefits of keto diet, which can change person’s physical and mental health.

What is a ketogenic or keto diet in realty?

  • This concept of diet plan popularly known as the “ketogenic diet”, was first developed by Stanley Cohen in the 1920s.
  • The diet also well-known as the “keto diet” is a very healthy eating style that significantly reduces fat and calories.
  • Ketogenic diet is very little in carbohydrates (5% of calories) and in protein (20% of calories) but the rest of the calories (75%) comes from good fats.
  • Ketogenic diet cuts carbohydrates by about 50 percent, which is one of the most important diet, person can start and still considered as a keto diet.
  • This diet is meant to limit obesity and the metabolic syndrome, as a result ketogenic diet can be considered as an severe form of the metabolic diet.
  • Another potential benefit of keto diet is reducing body fat percentage resulting in weight loss.
  • Not only in weight loss, keto diet also have a positive impact on health and total mood of body.

Why Ketogenic Diet different? Top 5 benefits of the keto-diet

  • This diet is high in fat and low quantity in carbohydrates as a result those who follow the keto diet will be eating mostly fats, not carbohydrates. It is a low carbohydrate diet that eliminates all carbohydrates from diet.
  • In other words, this diet eliminates remaining high-carbohydrate foods and replaces with healthy fats.
  • In simple language , it can be say that, no carbohydrates are allowed in daily intake. Practically it is very difficult to do in everyday life.
  • This diet is not simple to follow and can be very tough if having a serious case of diabetes.
  • But despite this, the benefits of taking a ketogenic diet prevail over the negative effects.
  • The basic idea is to adjust nutritional intake in order to drive the body into the metabolic state known as ketosis.
  • Now body enters a state of ketosis when, there are no longer stores of glycogen sugar to fuel body’s energy requirements.
  • When sugar is not available , body has left with no choice as a result it has to take the energy from stored fat .
  • Liver converts this stored fat into ketone bodies. Now it acts as energy source for body.
  • This is the main reason why the keto diet is a good method to lose fat.
  • Unlike other diets that offer weight loss benefit and little else to consumers, the keto diet comes with several benefits also.

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Dr. Niraj Singh Yadav

Dr. Niraj Singh Yadav

I am a Neuro-Psychitrist and blogger used to write health and fitness related articles regularly.