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10/10/19: Unit 7+8: IT’S DINNER TIME!


The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.

What Is Ketosis?

Ketosis is a metabolic state in which fat provides most of the fuel for the body. It occurs when there is limited access to glucose (blood sugar), which is the preferred fuel source for many cells in the body.

Ketosis is most often associated with ketogenic and very low-carb diets. It also happens during pregnancy, infancy, fasting and starvation. To go into ketosis, people generally need to eat fewer than 50 grams of carbs per day and sometimes as little as 20 grams per day.

This requires removing certain food items from your diet, such as grains, candy and sugary soft drinks. You also have to cut back on legumes, potatoes and fruit. When eating a very low-carb diet, levels of the hormone insulin go down and fatty acids are released from body fat stores in large amounts. Many of these fatty acids are transferred to the liver, where they are oxidized and turned into ketones (or ketone bodies). These molecules can provide energy for the body.Unlike fatty acids, ketones can cross the blood-brain barrier and provide energy for the brain in the absence of glucose.

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1- As you get older, do you think you will become more conscious of what you eat? Why, why not? After watching and reading about ketogenic diet…do you think you could go into this life healthy style? Is it easy to follow?

2- There’s a saying that goes: “You are what you eat.” What does it mean?

3- Do you have a healthy balanced diet? What is this you want to avoid eating in your daily diet?