BENEFITS OF THE KETO DIET
Switching from using sugar as our main source of fuel to using fat as our main source of fuel has a great impact on our energy capacity. It's a longer and sustainable energy vs. a quick burst and a crash.
Our brains actually prefer running on fat. Increasing fat and utilizing ketones helps the brain to function better.
When we eat carbs, we trigger a cycle in our bodies that communicate to the 'fat storing' hormones. If we decrease our carbs we will no longer trigger this reaction and will start burning what we have already stored on our bodies.
A high-fat diet helps trigger feelings of fullness. Also, when we eat fewer carbs our insulin does not spike and cause a roller-coaster effect, no more "hangry".
We are no longer on the sugar roller-coaster and our blood sugar remains steady on the keto diet.
The keto diet has been shown to alleviate inflammation and pain. Anti-inflammatory diets are helpful for ailments such as Arthritis, Hasimotos, IBS, Gout and other auto-immune diseases.