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Does The Ketogenic Diet Produce Ketone Bodies Through Starvation?
- Apr 20, 2020 -

In the view of many parents who are not exposed to the ketogenic diet, they often feel that the ketogenic diet is to produce ketone bodies through starvation. Is it really?


So, how can the body enter the ketosis state and produce ketone bodies?


Method 1: Fasting Fasting was used to treat diseases as early as 400 BC, when Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used this method to treat many diseases. Under medical supervision, fasting is the easiest way to get into ketosis quickly.

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Method 2: diet therapy Using a dietary combination of high fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrates, known as a ketogenic diet, can also put the body into a ketosis state.


The "ketosis" state induced by the ketogenic diet does not produce ketone bodies through starvation, but a special dietary combination of "high fat, moderate protein, and low-carbon water" to simulate the metabolism of ketone bodies under starvation. the way.


This dietary pattern can transform the body's energy source from the use of glucose to the use of fat, produce "ketone bodies" through liver metabolism, and release them into the blood. In this way, the body can use the "ketone body" as an energy source.

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The ketogenic diet is to induce "nutritional ketosis", which is the state of the ketogenic diet. This is a healthy nutritional ketogenic state that can achieve the purpose of treating epilepsy and other metabolic diseases.
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