Anyone who adheres to a ketogenic diet consumes little or at most very little carbohydrate. These are included, for example, in pasta, bread and rolls, rice and starchy vegetables such as potatoes, red peppers or carrots.
Especially sweets are forbidden, as well as fruits – because of the high fruit sugar content. The majority of diets are fats, closely followed by animal or vegetable protein sources such as meat, fish, dairy or tofu. Low carbohydrate vegetables are also on the menu.
The body needs energy not only for additional services, for example in sports, but for all cell processes and the function of the organs. This is derived from the blood sugar and this usually from carbohydrates, which are taken up with the food.
Lack of carbohydrates in the diet, the cells seek to supply alternative sources of energy. It comes to the so-called ketosis, sometimes referred to as hunger metabolism. This leads to an accumulation of ketone bodies in the blood which is supposed to supply the cells with energy. In addition, maximum fat burning is possible if fat cells are more abundant in the blood than sugar – ensure the supporters of the diet and increasingly more nutritional experts.