Recently, many of my patients have been asking about a ketogenic diet. Is a ketogenic diet safe? Would you recommend it? Despite the recent hype, a ketogenic diet is not something new. In medicine, we have been using it for almost years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children. In the s, Dr. Atkins popularized his very-low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss that began with a very strict two-week ketogenic phase. Over the years, other fad diets incorporated a similar approach for weight loss. In essence, it is a diet that causes the body to release ketones into the bloodstream. In the absence of circulating blood sugar from food, we start breaking down stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies the process is called ketosis. Once you reach ketosis, most cells will use ketone bodies to generate energy until we start eating carbohydrates again.
Back to Healthy weight. The idea that “carbs are bad” has left many people confused about carbohydrates and their importance for our health, including maintaining a healthy weight. Carbohydrates a broad category and not all carbs are the same. It’s the type, quality and quantity of carbohydrate in our diet that’s important. There is strong evidence that fibre, found in wholegrain versions of starchy carbs, for example, is good for our health. Carbohydrates are 1 of 3 macronutrients nutrients that form a large part of our diet found in food. The others are fat and protein. Hardly any foods contain only 1 nutrient, and most are a combination of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in varying amounts. The type of sugars that most adults and children in the UK eat too much of are called free sugars. These are sugars that are added to food or drinks, such as biscuits, chocolate, flavoured yoghurts, breakfast cereals and fizzy drinks. The sugars in honey, syrups such as maple, agave and golden syrup, nectars such as blossom, and unsweetened fruit juices, vegetable juices and smoothies happen naturally, but these still count as free sugars.
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