Ketogenic diets are all the rage there days. It’s not just hype.
Nutritional ketosis brings you lower blood glucose and lower blood insulin levels, as well as weight loss.
These are just the side benefits!
The main benefit, in my opinion, is raising blood levels of Beta-hydroxybutyrate – one of the main ketones. BHB is a critical signaling molecule. It positively affects our genetic expression. It protects our DNA and reprograms our metabolism to mirror calorie restriction. The impact upon the immune system, cancer fighting, metabolism, longevity, mitochondrial health, brain health and athletic performance are profound.
Deanna and I take a deep dive into nutritional ketosis and reviewed the science.
Here are some key time stamps:
02:19 Benefits of Blood Keto
04:02 Ketones and Athletic Performance
06:29 Calorie Restriction and Muscle Loss
11:02 Pre and Post Exercise Nutrition
13:03 Post Exercise Blood Glucose and Blood Ketones
22:22 How Lean is Too Lean?
26:44 Blood Ketones as Messenger Molecules
27:39 Ketones and Brain Health/Function
37:17 Protein for the Keto Adapted
40:41 Ketones and Inflamaging