What is the ketogenic diet?
The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat, high-protein diet linked to weight loss and prevention of age-related mental decline.
When you follow the keto diet properly, your body starts burning fat for energy instead of carbs resulting in the rise of blood ketone levels and reduction of insulin.
This process is called ketosis — your body breaks down fat instead of glucose to create a compound called ketone body.
During ketosis, the liver takes fatty acids from the body to produce ketones that supplies energy to brain and muscle tissues.