The Ketogenic Diet 101: Make Fat Work for You

What’s a ketogenic diet? A diet is ketogenic when it is very high in fat, high enough to cause a change in your metabolism whereby more fat is turned into ketone bodies rather than being directly oxidized into a form of cellular energy called ATP. Like fats, these ketone bodies (or ketones) can also be oxidized to make ATP.   For this metabolic switch to happen, not only must there be a lot of calories coming from fat, it’s also

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Good fats vs bad fats Part 1: how much and which ones?

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Whether on a low-fat high-carbohydrate diet (HCLF) or on a low-carbohydrate high-fat diet (LCHF)(see more: Kickstart your basic keto diet), you’re going to be eating fats (fatty acids). Some of these are essential, which is why we talk about essential fatty acids (EFAs). You don’t actually need that much of them, maybe less than 1% of total calories [1]. As these are essential fatty acids [2] they need to be balanced [3]. What are the essential fatty acids for humans? Here, essential

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