Ketogenic Diet – Ayurveda Melbourne

July 25, 2018
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Ketogenic Diet

By Dr Sajimon George BAMS, AAA, ATMS

While the buzz around the ketogenic diet seems to be charging up, this diet isn’t something that is new. In fact, it’s been used as a treatment for epilepsy patients since the 1920s, which from epilepsy treatment went on to become a weight-loss trend in the recent years.

But what is this ketogenoc diet? It is a low carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet which puts the body into a metabolic state called ketosis.

Ketosis is a state in which the liver produces ketones which become the main source of energy for the body uses the stored fat in the body as energy.

The ketogenic diet is also referred to as keto diet, low carb diet, and low carb high-fat diet.

So why is the diet taking the globe by storm? Because it turns your body into a fat burner than a sugar burner.

 

 

Not sure what ketogenic diet foods are? Here’s a quick food list:

  • Fats & Oils – fats like coconut oil, butter, and olive oil.
  • Protein – Organic meat as most meats don’t have added sugar in them.
  • Vegetables. Higher carb vegetables like onion, garlic and mushrooms. Nightshades, Berries and citrus fruits.
  • Dairy – full-fat dairy items
  • Nuts and Seeds – Fatty nuts like macadamias and almonds Walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, and pine nuts in moderation.

 

When you eat carbs your body produces glucose and insulin but the problem is when glucose is used as a primary energy source, the fats are stored as they are not needed for energy.

But when your body is in ketosis stops relying on glucose and to starts relying on fats. Sounds pretty potent, right? But as with any diet, there are always pros and cons.

The main pro of keto diet is that it aids in weight loss but it also has other benefits like it Reduces insulin levels, reduces apatite, improves cognition, lowers the risk of PCOS and cancer, and the reason the diet was introduced in the first place- it decreases neurological diseases.

Although the keto diet may seem like a boon for those who suffer from body fat, there are some drawbacks. Since carb foods contain the highest amount of water and dietary fibers, there are immediate side effects like constipation, decreased immune function, and crabbiness. But the real reason why the diet might not work is that it not sustainable for the long term.

Bottom line

Any diet especially the one that’s as extreme as keto that is often implemented under the careful supervision of a medical team might not translate into the daily life. The healthy way to weight loss is to set realistic goals and nourish yourself well, engage in plenty of physical activities and eat fresh, whole, minimally processed and organic foods. Because a healthy body should make us feel adequate never inadequate.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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