Keto benefits go so much further than just turning your body into a fat-burning machine, although many fans come to it for this reason to begin with.
Studies show other incredible health benefits from controlling blood sugar and managing diabetes through to reducing inflammation and minimising menopausal symptoms.
FAT LOSS: initial weight loss is water however the key benefit for many of following a keto diet is long term fat loss, getting ‘fat adapted’ so your body is burning fat for fuel.
CONTROLLED BLOOD SUGAR: keto is clinically proven to manage Type 2 diabetes. Other benefits include balanced energy levels and minimised mood swings. You won’t miss the afternoon slump!
REDUCED CRAVINGS: due to the high fat nature of a keto lifestyle, you will remain fuller for much longer, reducing the need for a mid morning or mid afternoon snack.
INCREASED ENERGY: as the keto diet works wonders with controlling your blood sugar levels you are not going to be on an energy roller coaster during the day, say good bye to those mid afternoon energy slumps.
BETTER SLEEP: A combination of balanced hormones –cortisol, serotonin, and melatonin stop spiking – and no more sugar crashes can help to ultimately reset your circadian rhythm, boosting the quality of your sleep
FEMALE HORMONE BALANCING: it’s particularly effective for women managing menopausal symptoms. Because it optimises insulin and other hormone levels, you minimise symptoms such as hot flashes through to brain fog. It also reduces other menstrual issues and is an effective treatment for PCOS.
REDUCED INFLAMMATION: The combination of healthy anti-inflammatory fats together with a low sugar intake can reduce a wide range of inflammatory issues from joint pain to diabetes. A switch to a keto lifestyle is therefore an investment in your long-term health.
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