What Does Ketosis Mean?

Today, many peo­ple on the Inter­net are urg­ing peo­ple to eat a “keto” diet. A keto diet is so high in fat and so low in car­bo­hy­drates that it caus­es peo­ple to go into a state of keto­sis. Keto­sis means that “ketone bod­ies” have built up in the blood­stream. Ketone bod­ies are chem­i­cals that are pro­duced by an alter­na­tive method of burn­ing fat. Keto­sis does not mean that you are los­ing weight. It real­ly just means that your liv­er is turn­ing a lot of pro­tein and oth­er non­car­bo­hy­drates to sug­ar. No human soci­ety has ever eat­en a keto­genic diet. So the long-term safe­ty of keto­genic diets is ques­tion­able.

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