Have you heard of the Ketogenic Diet? What you should know about this Diet? This may not be as popular as other diets we have commonly heard of that is why there are indeed so many things we have to know about this kind of diet. First of all, what is Ketogenic Diet? This is derived from ketones and is not your ordinary diet that suits everybody.
This diet as some people claimed should not be called a diet in the first place but a medical intervention as this is usually being done by people with epilepsy especially children. Ketones are the substances formed when our bodies get rid of fats. What you should know about this diet is that it utilizes fats instead of our body sugar or glucose and turn it into energy that our bodies can use. The basic concept of Ket gen diet is eating more fatty foods than carbohydrates so that we can turn these fats into energy. Fatty foods include those foods rich in margarine, butter, cheese, and other milk products while preventing the person to eat any carbohydrate foods like breads, pasta, rice, and even fruits and vegetables.
Who goes on a Ket gen Diet? As this is something that must be taken with great caution, as of today, only those with epilepsy has been found to use this Diet to stop their seizures and epileptic attacks. What you should know about this is that it should never be done alone but with a doctor, nutritionist, and even neurologist. Until this day, it still has not been established as to how come it can stop seizures of epileptic children especially those who do not respond to antiepileptic medicines. What should you know about Ketogenic Diet is its side effects. They said it is not so serious but still, there are guaranteed side effects for this type of diet which include, but not limited to, behavior changes, high cholesterol levels, constipation, dehydration, and even kidney problems.