Ketogenic (or keto diet) diets are one of the latest dietary trends to sweep the diet market. The idea is you reduce your carbohydrate intake to below 50g per day allowing your body to shift mostly to fat as it’s primary energy source.
During usual metabolism the muscles and organs use a combination of glucose and fat as it’s main energy sources. The central nervous system on the other hand uses only glucose as it’s fuel source.
During periods of very low carbohydrate intake glucose is unavailable meaning our body’s need to think fast. Luckily it has an answer. Our body’s begin metabolising more fatty acids for energy.
Usually fat metabolism follows a sequence of events which ultimately provides energy. During periods of low glucose availability this sequence is disrupted. Some of the fat is converted to glucose in the liver to help with glucose supply. With the usual process of fat breakdown disrupted the liver needs to find an alternative way of meeting...