Submitted by Alexandria Ducksworth
The keto diet is all the rage these days! You might have seen amazing physical results from Halle Berry or LeBron James. Everytime you go to the grocery store, there are barely any avocados left in the produce section.
Could this diet help you live a healthier lifestyle?
The keto diet consists of eating more healthy fats and less carbohydrates. Healthy fats include avocados, salmon, chia seeds, and eggs.
Once these foods are in your system, your body goes through “ketosis,” using the fats as energy for you to keep moving. This stage speeds up the weight loss process.
Sounds great, right? Scientists have discovered three health benefits from the keto diet:
1. Improves Sleep
Researchers from the University of Sydney examined 14 men under the keto diet. Their sleeping patterns indicated it took them a shorter time to fall asleep.
2. Slows Down Cancer Cells
Scientists concluded the keto diet reduces cancer growth. Cancer cells thrive on glucose (sugar) as food. On the other hand, it cannot do the same for ketone bodies. The cells then starve to death, reducing the rate of growing malignant tumors.
3. Reduces Depression
When you’re depressed, you’re in no mood to do anything. A study at the University of Toronto revealed their depressed test mice on the keto diet were more active compared to others not taking the meal plan. According to the report, the mice were “less likely to exhibit behavioral despair.”
Ready to give this diet a go? GCPL has many books to offer:
– Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-carb Lifestyle by Natasha Newton
– Keto for Foodies by Nicole Downs
– Keto Diet for Dummies by Rami Abrams
**Note: The keto diet may not be suitable for everyone. Talk to your doctor for the best recommendations for your health.**