Anti-Inflammatory Effects of a Ketogenic Diet
Many are aware that Ketogenic diets offer a ton of health benefits, but one that’s often missed are the anti-inflammatory effects. A recent study was published which looked at the potential mechanisms underlying the specific anti-inflammatory properties of ketosis and found that a good Keto diet may in fact fight inflammation in the body.
A Ketogenic Diet may fight diseases caused by inflammation: new answers from a science-based study
(The snippet below is from an article on Keto Lifestyle)
Adopting a low-carb ketogenic diet will induce the state of ketosis, in which most of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, rather than from blood glucose or sugar. However, the role of ketones bodies in the regulation of the immune system is largely unknown. This is critically important because excess inflammation has been shown to be involved in the development of major diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, obesity, Parkinson’s disease and inflammatory bowel diseases. The purpose of this article is to explain a recent groundbreaking study that examined whether ketone bodies, specifically β-hydroxybutyrate, can reduce the severity of inflammation in the immune system.
Read the entire article at The Keto Lifestyle.