Tag «Ketogenic diet»

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 …

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 …

Macronutrient ratio for the ketogenic diet.

Macronutrients are the best way to track our food intake while being on a diet. (You can see a brief explanation HERE).Every diet has a macronutrient ratio based on the theory behind it. The Ketogenic diet is no exception. Before I explain this in further detail, allow me to elaborate on the standard diet. Which …

How many calories on a ketogenic diet?

Some people think that a ketogenic diet (a.k.a high fat diet) equals a high calorie diet. This is wrong, the macronutrient management and energy balance are two completly different topics, and should be treated as such. If you have a little comprehension about calorie counting this will be very easy for you to understand, but …

Why a ketogenic diet?

Are you wondering if a ketogenic diet is right for you? What have you taken into account? What foods do you like? What health-related issues do you have? How does your body reacts to carbohydrates? Those are just a few questions I would suggest you to answer before you know if this lifestyle is good …