KETOSIS is characterized by the use of energy thanks to the so-called ketone bodies, capable of supplying it in exceptional situations. The body then oxidizes fats (including our reserves) more easily. When we intend to reach that state, we don’t always cut carbohydrates altogether. In general, we usually consume 25 to 50 grams per day, most of them green vegetables or blueberries because of their high fiber content in order to facilitate intestinal transit. In the case explained in today’s article, we must reach zero daily consumption of carbohydrates – something quite impossible, due to the glycogen accumulated in the meat we are going to eat, although this is very little.
We remember that this kind of diet has been followed by Eskimo tribes for millennia, and it is a town that enjoys excellent health. They feed on wild animals – meat and fish in their natural state, without any kind of processing or consumption of compound feed or living in contaminated fish farms and environments – and use almost all of them, that is, muscle, fat and organs, in general, raw or just cooked.
Curiously, many of the people who have tried that kind of diet – natural in the human species until the time of the appearance of the Agricultural Revolution -10,000 to 4,000 BC, according to places-, assure to enjoy magnificent health, of course, very improved compared to what they had before.
One of the effects of this diet is based on the modification of thyroid functions; it seems that it converts T4 into T3, a process that results in a deceleration of the metabolism that, if light, favors the prolongation of life due to the lower use of digestion processes and the lower calorie intake.
Ariane Hundt, clinical nutrition counselor in New York, says studies have shown that the diet too low in carbohydrates and high in fat brings extraordinary benefits for physical (including endurance sports) and mental, digestive, and physical performance. cardiovascular health and the ease of following a diet thanks to the absence of hunger due to the “spikes” of insulin. However, the ketogenic diet is reduced to limit carbohydrate intake; the carnivorous eliminates them completely. And it is not the same to take 25 to 50 grams a day of hydrates than the tenths contained in the glycogen of the meat consumed.