You've probably heard of “The Keto Diet”, the most popular wellness trend of the moment and the most ‘Googled’ food-related topic in the world.
So what is the ketogenic diet?
It’s a high-fat, low-carb diet that sends your body into a state of ketosis, during which it uses stored fat as energy.
Can you believe “This diet has been around since the 1920s, and was originally used to treat epilepsy. In the 1920s, doctors discovered that starvation forces the body to burn acid-forming fat for energy. And acid, aka "ketones," is beneficial for people with epilepsy, because it lowers brain electricity, which can prevent seizures from occurring”, according to James Wheless at the Department of Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
I’ve compiled a list of diet and nutrition books, as well as cookbooks for those who are interested in learning more about this low-carb lifestyle, the Ketogenic diet, or recipe ideas.
Check in with your doctor before you start your journey to a healthier and happier you!