• 5 misconceptions about keto
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    5 misconceptions about keto

    The keto diet has gone mainstream. You can tell by the amount of “ketogenic” products available in online and physical shelves, recipes in the internet and Google searches. The interest in keto peaked around the second week of this year in Australia (see graph below) and worldwide. However, many people still don’t know exactly how this diet work. Hence, I’ve compiled 5 misconceptions about keto. 1. I’m in ketosis because I eat “keto” Ketosis is “an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the body” (1). The definition does not provide a specific target, but the usual recommended target range is 1 to 5 mmol/L. Eating “keto” does not guarantee you…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Self-experiment

    24-hour fasting experiment

    What is fasting? In simple words, fasting = not eating. There are several of protocols used as therapeutic fasting or fasting-mimicking diets (e.g. intermittent fasting, alternate day fasting, calorie/protein restriction). Why fast? There have been many experiments conducted in all sorts of critters (from yeast to humans) to study the impacts of fasting. Results from both non-human and human studies suggest that fasting could extend lifespan, reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, prevent neurodegenerative disease, improve cognition, reduce cancer growth and enhance metabolic function, among other health benefits. The mechanisms behind those effects include the production of ketones and their role as an energy source for the brain, the reduction of…