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What is Ketosis and How Your Body can Get Into Ketosis State


Anna Smith

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Ketosis is a specific state of the body in which your body burns fat instead of carbohydrates. The body converts fat into useable compounds known as ketones. This is why this process is known as ketosis.

According to various studies, ketosis is beneficial for the body in many different ways. It is very beneficial for weight loss. It reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Keto diet requires consuming low carb foods such as keto broth. To achieve the state of ketosis, you need some planning and proper work.

In this article, we will discuss some ways to achieve ketosis state.

Test Ketone Level:

There are many things in nutrition which you should take care of. To get in a state of ketosis, you need to test your ketones level regularly to ensure you are going on the right path.

There are 3 types of ketones:

  • Acetone

  • Acetoacetate

  • Beta-hydroxybutyrate

Different types of ketones level measured in urine, blood, and breath.

Acetone can be measured in the breath. Beta-hydroxybutyrate can be measured in blood and acetoacetate can be measured in urine.

Eat Plenty of Protein:

Protein is the most important nutrient. It is required for various functions in the body. It is also required to achieve ketosis. Protein may increase ketone levels. Some people restrict protein to reduce ketones level but doing this may harm your health.

Protein is important to supply important amino acids to the liver. Without that, your liver may not function properly. Protein is also important to maintain muscle mass. While you are on a low carb diet, protein performs some additional functions. Limiting protein may affect your health negatively. Consume protein-rich diet such as bone broth for high intake of protein.

Reduce Carb Intake:

You can’t achieve ketosis without eating reducing your carbs. Sugar and glucose are the main sources of fuel for the body. Lower carb intake allows fat cells to release fatty acids. If you consume high protein diets, your liver will stay healthy and convert these fatty acids into ketones.

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