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The ketogenic diet is making people talk about it! Do you finally want to understand what it is and what it is for? Then this article is for you. The Culture Nutrition editorial team has prepared a summary for you.
The ketogenic diet: what is it?
To put it simply, the ketogenic diet consists of adopting a diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat.
Its interest is to reproduce the mechanisms of fasting. Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. By depriving it of substrate, the ketogenic diet forces the body to draw from the reserves of fatty tissue to produce ketone bodies. They are the ones who will serve as an alternative substrate.