We all know the ketogenic diet is popular—we may have even tried following keto ourselves, or know someone who has. But what really are the advantages of following the keto diet? And what are the drawbacks?
The popularity of the keto diet is largely due to its role in promoting weight loss. The diet restricts the intake of carbohydrates, prompting the body to use up the carbs stored in the liver. This can result in an initial drop in weight since carbs cause the liver to hold on to a lot of water.
Additionally, with fewer carbohydrates to provide energy, our cells switch to stored fat as an alternative source of energy. This causes the “fat-burning” effect that’s often associated with the keto diet.
Without refined sugars and carbs to cause blood sugar spikes (which are inevitably followed by crashes), many people following a keto diet also claim to have a feeling of increased energy throughout the day.
However, the keto diet is not without its disadvantages.
Having entire food groups off limits, makes the diet notoriously hard to stick to. Along the same lines, the keto diet has been criticized by nutrition experts for eliminating many healthy foods while allowing other foods that are high in saturated fat.
So how does one get the benefit of the keto diet without the unnecessary food restrictions?
Enter exogenous ketones.
Exogenous ketones are simply ingested and promote fat burning without eating an overly restrictive diet. They can help you regain your life and take charge of your health without resorting to drastic measures.
Not all exogenous ketones are created equally. Look for ketone esters versus ketone salts, as these are considered to be more effective without the negative side effect of increasing sodium intake.
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