Effects of Ketosis During Body Healing

By Jessy A

Ketosis is a process that happens when your body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates to burn for energy. Instead, it burns fat and makes things called ketones, which it can use for fuel. Ketosis is a natural metabolic state that can be achieved by following a ketogenic diet. It has a variety of health benefits, including weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and reduced seizures in epileptic children.

With your body lacking sugar and carbohydrates, your body produces ketones, sometimes referred to as “ketone bodies”, are water-soluble compounds (meaning that they dissolve in water) that are produced as “byproducts” when the body burns fat for energy. Your liver turns this fat into ketones, a type of acid, and sends them into your bloodstream so your muscles and tissues use them for fuel.

Other than losing weight, diabetes-related benefits, more focus and energy, ketosis also helps a lot with regards to body healing. The factors of going on a ketogenic diet on wound and injury healing is very important because since the body doesn’t have that much energy to consume, it focuses more on healing your body. It heals the body, and also the brain. The keto diet is thought to be effective because of the healing effect of ketone bodies on the brain.

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Going on a ketogenic diet has a lot of benefits that you might wanna look onto. Wether you do it short-term, like 3 days with intermittent fasting, or long-term what would go for months, the different benefits will be reaped by you!