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Keto vs. Paleo: How Are the Diets Different?

 12 months ago       146 Views

The most buzzed-about diet of the last few years is keto, which is high in fat (70 to 80 percent of calories), moderate protein, and very low in carbs (20 to 50 grams [g] per day). While it may seem like it’s new, it’s been used as a medical diet for over a century, having traditionally been used for children with epilepsy. A keto diet shifts your body from a carb-burning one into a fat-burning one, a process called ketosis that produces ketone bodies. It’s these ketones that are thought to act on the brain to prevent seizures, and it’s been shown to control episodes in almost a third of epileptic children, according to Boston Children’s Hospital’s Epilepsy Center. (1) (The medical version of the diet requires an even higher percentage of calories from fat, around 90 percent.)

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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