Jana Haidar

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Ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate with sufficient protein diet.
The diet was first used to treat epilepsy in the 1920s even after antiepileptic drugs introduced into the market in the 1950s. This diet is the treatment of choice for children with glucose transporter deficiency syndrome. This defect cause disruption of glucose transport from the blood vessels into the brain resulting in neurological symptoms such as seizures as a consequence of the energy deficit in the brain.
The high fat ketogenic diet produces ketone bodies which the brain uses as an alternative energy source to glucose.
Previously this diet was used as a treatment, people nowadays use it as a fast alternative to a balanced diet for weight loss.
Ketoacidosis occur because the bloodstream is flooded with high levels of ketones when this happens, the blood becomes acidic which is seriously harmful and can be fatal if left untreated.
When you start a keto diet, you will lose weight quickly but this will not stay at the same rate because its not a well balanced healthy diet and you disrupt the metabolic process in your body. Also, when you eliminate carbs, water is flushed out since molecules of glycogen contain water and therefore the more glycogen you store the more water you retain in the process, as a result, you will have dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.
You will suffer also from vitamin and mineral deficiencies since for example fruits intake will be decreased, high fat intake will lead to hyperlipidemia which in turn increase the cardiovascular disease risk, your athletic performance will decrease and remember that relaxing the rules may cause weight-regain.
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