First introduced as a diet to control refractory epilepsy in children, a ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, very low carbohydrate diet. The premise is to force the body to burn fat for energy rather than carbohydrate. In doing so the body produces something called ketone bodies. As this effects blood pH and many systems in the body, it is best to discuss this dietary option with a well versed dietary health professional.
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