Ketosis is a specific, fully physiological bodily state in healthy individuals. There have always been two ways of inducing ketosis: either fasting or a diet heavy in fats and proteins. It is now also possible to implement a ketogenic diet with the use of Ketogenic foods.
Prof. Antonio Paoli - University of Padua
THE KETOGENIC DIET
It is a diet that almost entirely excludes carbohydratesand is based on the consumption of proteinand fatsand on inducing ketosis. The body is forced to use its fat depositsto produce energy, and due to a series of complex biochemical reasons, ketonesare formed and are used by the brain as a source of energy. This diet works because it forces the body to use its fat reserves. This is the physiological mechanismthat has allowed the human race to survive during periods of fasting in our evolutionary history and stopped us from dying out.
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1. Are Le Gamberi Foods nutritional products harmful to the kidneys?
A diet made up of Le Gamberi Foods products does not cause any kidney overload as it is not a high-protein diet, simply carb-free (less 2%).
2.Is it harmful to the metabolism?
Carb-free diets tend to improve the use of fats as fuel, thereby improving the metabolism. However, we recommend you periodically reintroduce products containing carbohydrates into your diet.
3.Could ketosis induced by this diet cause problems for me?
Ketosis (a state where there is an increase in production and use of ketone bodies) is a metabolic condition that is safe where no medical conditions are present.
4.Is it true that this kind of diet raises cholesterol?
No. All the latest scientific research shows that a ketogenic diet actually helps lower triglycerides and raise the HDL fraction (that is, the protective fraction) of cholesterol.
5. What are ketone bodies?
Ketone bodies are produced by our body to ensure an absence of carbohydrates does not prevent fats from being used in our normal metabolic pathways. Fats therefore follow alternative pathways that lead to the formation of these ketone bodies which are used by our body as an energy source.