Personal preference has dictated nutritional choices throughout contemporary history. Ever since people gained access to enough food to move beyond subsistence nutrition, they have based their dietary decisions mainly on taste and general health trends. Yet a growing body of evidence shows there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition. Our responses to different nutrients are unique, and by recognizing and monitoring this we can potentially extend our healthy life expectancy.
As long ago as the 1920’s, a ketogenic diet was noted for being beneficial to those suffering from epilepsy, allowing them to thrive on a decreased amount of medication. And. of course, everybody recognizes the importance of burning fat when it comes to an efficient weight loss program.
Ketogenic diets are a group of “high-fat, moderate рrоtеіn” оr “hіgh-рrоtеіn mоdеrаtе fаt” but vеrу lоw-саrbоhуdrаtе dіеtѕ. Thе term kеtоgеnіс bаѕісаllу rеfеrѕ tо thе іnсrеаѕеd production of ketone bоdіеѕ оссаѕіоnеd bу thе еlеvаtеd rate оf lіроlуѕіѕ (fаt brеаk down). Ketones аrе thе асіdіс by-products formed during thе іntеrmеdіаtе brеаk dоwn of “fаt” into “fatty асіdѕ” bу the lіvеr.
Omega 3 fatty acids play an important role in normal metabolism. Mammals are unable to synthesize the long chain omega 3 fatty acids, but can obtain these through another process. ALA, a short-chain variety of the fat, can be ingested either in a regular diet, or through supplements. The body can then convert these short-chain varieties to the longer-chained varieties EPA and DHA. However, this process may be impaired in the aging process