The Amazing Benefits of Ketones and how they can Improve your Health
The Aging Brain
The reality is that young people and most people’s brains get fueled by glucose. The brain uses 25% of our energy that we consume to function optimally every day. As we start to age our brain slowly uses fats more and more instead of glucose.
If we want our brains to function efficiently like they did when we were young then we need to accept the fact that our brain doesn't process glucose very well anymore and that we need to give it another efficient fuel source called ketones.
The Benefits of Ketones
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Lowers Blood Sugar
- Lowers Inflammation
- Burns stored body fat
- Great brain fuel source for people over 30
- Starves and destroys cancer cells
Who Benefits from being on a Ketogenic Diet?
- People with Dementia and Alzheimers
- People with Cancer
- People that want to reduce the amount of body fat
- People that want to have more mental energy
- People with type II Diabetes
- People who want to prevent cancer, dementia, diabetes, and alzheimers before they start
How do I get started producing ketones?
The great news is that ketones can transport into the brain very easy compared to glucose and are naturally made in the body if we eat the right balance of foods. Ketone production can also be triggered by ketone supplements, which is super cool. Everyone wants the fat burning pill, well here it is.
First thing to do is to get people on a lower carb diet and then use ketone supplements to get them into ketosis fast vs taking days to get people there by fasting or being on a 0 carb diet for 1 week. The best way to do this comfortably is to have them get use to 100g of carbs per day. I recommend that your carbs consist of berries and non starchy veggies. Then progress down to around 50g of carbs each day. Start immediately introducing healthy fats that will create ketones like MCT oil (Brain Octane Oil), coconut oil, MCT oil powder. Start having avocados, avocado oil, grass fed butter, extra virgin olive oil (Dark glass bottles). Have some wild caught cod fish once per week, and take fish oils every day to reduce inflammation in the body. Mixing the MCT oil powder with a low carb protein shake and sipping it at work or mixing the powder in some coffee for breakfast when you travel is a great way to get ketone production started.
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