Ketogenic diet and PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a health issue that many woman on the world face. When someone has a health condition, and are trying to manage it, they tend to be really careful when it comes to diet, so questions about the ketogenic diet and PCOS come more often than you may think. What is …

Does a Ketogenic diet lowers or increases your cholesterol

Why do people start dieting and watching for their health? Because they want to be healthy, am I wrong? And why do people want to be healthy? Well, why wouldn’t they? So why cholesterol? Well, using the 2,596,993 deaths reported in the united states in 2013, the CDC conducted an analysis to find out the leading …

Ketogenic diet and cholesterol, are they related?

Cholesterol, despite being demonized throughout the years by the scientific and medical community, is necessary. The body needs cholesterol to function properly at all levels (from cells to tissues to organs). Funny enough, diet is one of the so called “dangers” or “causes” for high cholesterol. Therefore, people who are trying to follow a healthy …

Ketogenic diet and insulin, diabetes, and insulin resistance.

Insulin is not only a drug to treat diabetes as some people might think. In fact, in some cases we could think of it as a “supplement” more than a drug. The reason being that “insulin” is a hormone produced by your body. Insulin is in charge of many functions related to metabolism. Therefore, something …

Different types of fat

Fat is one of the interchangeable macronutrients for energy. On a regular diet carbohydrates are the main source of energy, while on a ketogenic diet, energy is obtained from fats. This topic is quite controversial due to the pile of lies we’ve been fed over the years. However, a basic understanding of the different types …

Types of proteins, incomplete protein vs complete protein.

Protein is one of the three macronutrients that your body needs, as well as the main source of amino acids for your body. These amino acids allow your body to perform many of its functions such as muscle building, sleep and digestion regulation, etc. But not all the food contains the same amount of amino …

Different types of carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are molecules, and all of them are composed by carbon, oxygen and water. The difference lies within their chemical structure which gives them a wide variety of properties, such as digestion difficulty (time) and sweetness. Although they are made by the same molecules, there are different types of carbohydrates classified as follows: Simple Carbohydrates: …

What are the protein foods allowed on a ketogenic diet

Protein is one of the most important macronutrients to maintain a good health. Protein is the primary source of amino acids, and the main material to build or repair muscle, bones and organs. Give any diet has some allowance and some restrictions when it comes to food, it is important to know which protein containing …