Ketosis is beneficial with many health problems, but the most important one is obesity. This diet forces the body to burn the fat and not to burn the calories. And in order to achieve this, you must consume over 60-70 % of healthy fats in your diet, such as- avocado, raw nuts — macadamia nuts and pecans, coconut oil, oraganic-pastured eggs, grass pastured butter.
The process of burning the fat is due to the reduced consummation of carbohydrates. And with the low intake in sugar, your body has nothing else left but to burn the fat.
The state of ketosis produces the ketones by the lives and it uses the consumed fat.
The primary objective in a proper ketogenic diet is to force the body into a metabolic state. This is accomplished with lack of sugar, and not lack in calories. The body will get used to this diet, so when you lower the intake in carbs and increase the fat intake, the body will turn toward the ketones and they will become its energy source.
Here are the advantages of a ketogenic diet:
1. Promote weight loss
Lower intake in carbs is the best way to achieve the process of weight loss. The ketogenic diet promotes higher intake in fats, medium intake of protein and reduced intake in carbohydrates,and leaving the body with not much choice, but to start producing ketones using the fat and making it the main source of energy.
2. Fights Cancer
The cancer thrives on sugar only and the cancer grows more. So, a diet with no carbs and sugars can remove the cancer. The healthy body cells use the fat as energy then. And also cancer cells cannot use fat. In a review of Redox Biology, Dr. Eugene Fine said the ketones change the energy issues inside the body and thus stop the cancer. This is good for prostate, colon and gastric cancer. Also, there was another paper on this matter from Dr. Fine and it said that a diet where insulin is inhibited is safe and good for cancer fighting.
3. Protects the brain
Many neurological disorders can be treated and prevented with a diet that is rich in fat and low in carbs. Ketogenic diets also proved to be very beneficial in reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The effects of the ketogenic diet on Parkinson’s disease were analyzed in a study in which the patients were on a 4 to 1 ketogenic diet. The results showed amelioration in 43% of the symptoms after just 30 days. Many studies also show the efficiency of this diet in case of autism. Autism is very similar to epilepsy, and seizures caused by over excitement of brain cells are also experienced in autism. And many autistic children had improvement in their condition after 6 months on the ketogenic diet.