The ketogenic or keto diet has grown in popularity in the last few years. However, keto diet plans have been in existence for nearly 100 years. The ketogenic diet dates back to 1921 when a Mayo Clinic physician expressed the concept of using a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. The keto diet plan revolves around consuming food items that help the body replicate the fasting state.
Understanding Keto Diet
Normally, the level of glucose in the blood starts to decline several hours after taking a meal. The drop in glucose levels in the blood reduces insulin secretion and causes a surge in glucagon production. Glucagon is a hormone that regulates the levels of blood glucose. It does this by triggering the breakdown or metabolism of glycogen, a stored type of glucose. The metabolism of glycogen enables the body to increase glucose levels in the absence of adequate dietary intake of…
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