Ketosis: The Keetogenic Diet

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Media experts and unfortunately, often confuse the meaning of the terms of ketosis and ketoacidosis. Ketosis is normal and harmless condition of the body that consumes fat as needed energy, while ketoacidosis phenomenon that occurs when untreated diabetes and can be fatal.

Nutritional ketosis or ketosis is a natural metabolic condition in people on a diet low in carbohydrates. As we have learned, the human body as a "driving" fuel can consume glucose (sugar), fatty acids and ketones. On a diet with low carbohydrate, usually up to 50 g per day, from the metabolism burning fat creates ketones. Then it is said that the body into ketosis, a diet that leads to ketosis called the ketogenic diet or a ketogenic diet. Otherwise on the standard diet
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The healthy starvation ketosis helps cancer cells because they can not use ketones as an energy source, but also for the growth and development rely solely on glucose as an energy source.

In the story of ketosis also comes to confusing concepts for a high protein intake. Namely, if reduced to the carbohydrate and fat intake, then it is a high protein diet, like eg. Dukan diet or Protekal diet based on protein drinks. Such a child, in which the energy consumed proteins, leading to the creation of excess nitrogen and other elements burdening the body, especially the liver and kidneys. Ammonia which is otherwise normally produced by metabolism of amino acids (from proteins) and excreted in the urine in high concentrations leads to hyperammonemia, conditions toxic to the
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The protein content in the diet or healthy LCHF ketosis did not increase, but the increased fat intake. And this is how we know, completely natural thing. Let us remember that our ancestors in the distant past did not always have access to foods that were rich in carbohydrates and they are often found in a state of ketosis. In winter energy are generally received from meat and fatty foods, and their own fat, which have accumulated during the summer and autumn when there was fruit and other fruits. Eskimos, Masai and the Saami (Lapps) have lived for centuries with very limited or no carbohydrate, so constant in ketosis, without negative effects on their health. On the contrary, their state of health researchers assessed as very good, as long as they kept their traditional diet. In fact, the human species has been on the ketogenic diet for over two million years the human body is adapted to receive energy from fat - both those from food and those from their own

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