Benefits of the Ketogenic Lifestyle?
ENHANCE YOUR MOOD . . A low-carb diet can improve your mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. It does this by altering neurotransmitters in your brain, enhancing your brain metabolism, increasing your insulin sensitivity, and lowering inflammation. . Beta-hydroxybutyrate, one of three ketones your body makes during ketosis, increases the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in your brain and raises your gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels. . BDNF allows your brain to repair itself and make new connections, and elevated BDNF and GABA can help protect against anxiety and depression. . . Keto also decreases intracellular sodium levels. This is similar to how some mood-stabilizing drugs like lithium, valproic acid, and carbamazepine work. . Eating a keto diet creates a more acidic extracellular environment and shifts the fuel usage of the brain from glucose to ketones, stabilizing your brain’s energy metabolism . A randomized study of 119 overweight volunteers comparing a ketogenic diet with a high-carb, low-fat diet found that the keto diet resulted in: . . ????Significant improvements in mood ????Reduced hunger levels compared to the low-fat diet . . www.Keto-Pro.co.uk ‘Fuelled by FAT