With summer inching closer and closer, we all are looking for ways to detox and cleanse our body before swimsuit season. One such popular and sustainable diet to reach widespread attention for its effectiveness is the ketogenic diet. The diet, which is comprised of grain-free, low carb, high-fat and protein nutrition not only is scientifically proven to aid in cognitive functioning, but also promises high energy benefits that’ll leave you feeling detoxed and clean.
The Basics: How The Diet Works
Whether you choose to follow the diet strictly by counting macros, or choose just to follow the basics of the keto diet, the diet hinders on a grain-free, sugar-free and low carb lifestyle. In replacement, your body gets its fuel from fats, proteins, and vegetables. By restricting carbohydrates, your body no longer uses glucose for fuel. Rather, it begins to convert fat into energy, putting your body into the state of ketosis.
Many people question: how can a fat-filled diet actually detox my body and help me lose weight? Dr. Mark Hyman of the Cleveland Clinic states, “There’s really profound benefits to it [ketogenic diet]. In fact, it’s the opposite of what you’d think.” The state of ketosis is where all the health benefits come booming: low glucose levels, lower blood pressure, high energy, weight loss, and cognitive improvement in functioning. Hyman argues that rather than fat rather than hurting the body, it actually aids it in many of these vital processes.
The Detox “Ah” Feeling
Keto diet followers will argue that after experiencing the annoying “keto flu” (which is the body detoxing all of its sugars and carbs), users feel a burst of energy and enhanced brain functioning. The brain loves ketones; the keto diet is not only useful for anyone wanting increased energy and to rid themselves of brain fog, but it is so effective that it is even used for patients with Alzheimer’s or epilepsy.
How does energy stay booming on keto? Well on a typical carb-filled diet, your body’s energy ebbs and flows based on when and what you eat. However, on a keto diet, you never truly “crash” because you are using sustainable fat-sources for energy. You’re not spiking your blood sugar levels, and at any point your body can tap into stored fat for energy.
The ketogenic diet is an easy-to follow lifestyle. There are no gimmicks and no powders or supplements needed; doctors back it as an effective method to detox your body and give your body the energy it needs.