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What is the Keto Diet?Updated a year ago

A keto diet and lifestyle are quite simple and really effective for optimising health for many. Far from a fad diet promising miracle cures – scientists have gathered heaps of research to demonstrate just how it works and why it could be beneficial for you. 

What does the Keto Diet actually mean and what are the benefits? Keto is short for ‘ketogenic’ which is used to describe a metabolic state in which ketone bodies are produced - also known as Ketosis. 

Ketone bodies are the by-product of a low-carb, high-fat diet and are responsible for most of the benefits associated with a keto diet. 

Some benefits of following a Keto Lifestyle: 

Weight loss

Improve insulin sensitivity

Potential to reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Support Treatment for Epilepsy

Improve inflammation

Reduce blood pressure

Reduce cravings and sugar dependency (avoid feeling Hangry - that's hungry and angry to you and me). 

If you would like to find out more about what the Keto Diet actually is in more detail, take a look at our article "Keto 101: The Keto Diet for Beginners" 🙌 

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