Mounting research suggests nutritional ketosis is the answer to a long list of health problems, starting with obesity. A ketogenic diet is one that changes your body’s metabolic engine from burning carbohydrates to burning fats. A
ketogenic diet requires that 50 to 70 percent of your food intake come from beneficial fats, such as coconut oil, grass-pastured butter, organic pastured eggs, avocado, and raw nuts such as pecans and macadamia nuts.
The carbs are very very minimal so your body burns fat for energy. That means there is a little sugar in your system blocking the body from utilizing fat in favor of burning sugar.
During this state, the body produces ketones, made from fats processed in the liver.
Health benefits of ketogenic diet
Cutting carbs is one of the simplest and most effective ways to lose weight. On a ketogenic diet, dietary carbohydrates are kept very low, protein is moderate and fat consumption is increased, gently encouraging our body to remember how to rely on fat as a primary fuel and to produce ketones from stored body fat.