This is how ketogenic diet affects microbiome

May 21 2020 02:49 PM
This is how ketogenic diet affects microbiome

A ketogenic diet is very essential for the body. This diet works by limiting the intake of carbohydrates and sugars in the body. It is also known as ketosis. Instead of relying on carbohydrates for body energy, ketones that make liver from fat stored in ketosis flow into the body.

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A century ago, this diet was specifically developed to treat epilepsy. This diet has been gaining popularity in recent decades in weight loss. Additionally, diet also affects general health and gut microbiomes. In recent studies, it has been observed how a ketogenic diet affects the bacteria present in the intestine.

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Peter Turnbaugh, an author on the new study, suggested that it was a strange paradox that inspired the research. High fat diet causes disease which has a negative effect on our health. A high fat ketogenic diet results in a dramatically different effect from a normal high fat diet.

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