The notion of eating a high-fat diet to shed pounds can seem downright paradoxical. However, a closer look at the body’s metabolism and nutritional principles can illustrate why a ketogenic diet can be such a healthy weight-loss strategy for so many people. Why does replacing carbohydrates with saturated fats make so much sense when it comes to shedding pounds? Let's look at the science and nutritional wisdom behind such an approach.
We’ve all been taught to eat a balanced
Nutritionists have touted the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for years but vegetarians and those who don’t eat fish could be lacking the brain-boosting fatty acid, DHA. While today’s trending superfoods such as chia, flaxseeds and walnuts, contain omega-3 ALA which can convert to the omega-3 DHA (1), it only does so at a rate of 2-5% (2). Studies have also suggested vegetarians have lower levels of this vital nutrient in their blood (1).
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