If you aren’t familiar with the term Ketogenic Diet let us introduce you.
The most important part of the ketogenic diet is consuming protein, low carbs and healthy fats.
The daily intake should be 75% fat, 20% protein and only 5% carbs, , but based on the recommendations of your nutritionist these numbers can vary.
The main goal is to minimize sugar and carbs which convert to sugar. That’s how your body achieves the metabolic state Ketosis. In ketosis the body burns fat for energy.
Cancer cells need glucose to thrive and since carbohydrates turn into glucose in your body, this diet’s purpose is to lower the glucose levels in the blood.That happens through limiting carbs in order to deplete the energy source of the cancer cells. In ketosis cancer cells literally starve to death.
Otto Warburg was the doctor who made the discovery and that’s how the idea of this diet was born. He won the Nobel Prize (1931) with his discovery about the fundamental differences between cancer cells and healthy cells and also discover that malignant tumors feed on sugar.
Cancer cells have ten times more insulin receptors on their cellular surface, than healthy cells. That allows them to absorb a significantly higher amount of glucose , which is the main reason why sugar is so detrimental to anyone with cancer.
We all know that sugar is a key factor in other chronic illnesses such as diabetes.
Cancer cells thrive and multiply with sugar. Knowing that, with this diet you can eliminate sugar making it effective in preventing and fighting cancer and diabetes.
This diet is also good for anyone who tries to lose weight .It converts the body from a carb burning mode to a fat burning mode.
Over time can improve insulin sensitivity, maintain seizures, increase good cholesterol and reduce the bad cholesterol in blood.
Patients with Type 2 diabetes will find that they are able to reduce medications.
However, If you have plan to start this diet you should keep in mind that consulting with your doctor should come first.
Healthy fats: Coconut, Coconut oil, Butter, Peanut Butter, Olive Oil, Avocado, Sesame Oil, Almond oil.
Low carbohydrate vegies : Cauliflower, Celery, Collard greens, Kale, Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage, and Spinach.
Proteins : Pastured poultry, Wild fish, Seafood , Eggs, Organic dairy, Fermented dairy, Grass fed Beef, Mushrooms.
Reasons why this diet is beneficial for you :
Neurodegenerative conditions (Brain diseases)
Diabetes type 2
Diabetes type 1