So by now you might have already heard about this diet trend called Ketogenic (Keto, for short) diet. The one preferred by our beloved Kim Kardashian and supermodel Adriana Lima? Yup, you’re right. That’s the one!
We heard that Keto diet actually increases our human lifespan, so we tried to find out what the fuss was all about. After all, who doesn’t want to live longer?
And this is what we found:
Basically, Keto is a high-protein, high-fat, and almost zero carb *gasps* diet. (Sounds pretty hard, no? There are all types of diet for all types of people, so our friendly advice is – don’t be pressured in trying out a diet trend. Make sure to get to know your body first. Basahin mo ‘rin kung anong kailangan ng katawan mo.) Keto was getting very popular and controversial, so scientists in California made a study group in mice to study this Keto diet, and the results they found are just unbelievable.
They separated the mice into three focus groups, offered them three different diets, and found out that the group that was on Ketogenic diet performed so much better than the other two. Being on a high-protein, high-fat and zero-carb diet increased their life span, memory, and motor function. Kasama na rin dito ang signs of youth, aka good strength and body coordination. Additionally, the mice on Ketogenic diet explored more.
Professor Ramsey said: ‘The results surprised me a little. We expected some differences but I was impressed by the magnitude we observed: a 13 percent increase in median life span for the mice on a high-fat vs high-carb diet.’ ‘In humans, that would be seven to 10 years. But, equally important, those mice retained quality of health in later life,’ he added.
Professor Ramsey also said that the results were applicable to humans.
‘At a fundamental level, humans follow similar changes and experience a decrease in overall function of organs during aging,’ he said, adding that the study ‘opens a new avenue for possible dietary interventions that have an impact on aging’.
Ah, so this is what it’s all about pala. The popular Ketogenic diet can possibly open up a new way of how we look at aging. Siyempre, as we age, we can get a little rusty, makakalimutin, and a bit weaker on the physical aspect. Going on a Ketogenic diet just proves that we can prolong youth by changing our ways of eating. But after all, this is just one of hundreds of diets out there.
But there’s no harm in trying. 😉
Good luck! Balitaan mo kami ha. J
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