Keto diet for Chronic Pain

Keto diet for Chronic Pain

November 3, 2019 0 By William Morgan


Welcome to another video in the KNOWLEDGE
series from Your Keto Site.com.
If you are suffering from any chronic pain
in your back, neck, joints etc., this is a
must-watch video for you!
I have personally experienced significant
relief from the chronic neck pain after I
switched over to the ketogenic diet.
This video discusses three specific components
in the ketogenic way of eating, which help
with chronic pain relief.
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“Keto” is undoubtedly a buzzword these days,
and for a good reason.
In addition to rapid weight loss on the ketogenic
diet, there are also many other medical benefits:
Lowered blood sugar levels.
Improved cholesterol and lipid panel.
The incredibly long list also includes:
Mood stabilization & Increased energy and
mental function.
It has also shown to be beneficial to those
suffering from:Diabetes.
Early dementia.
Mental health disorders, andEven some Cancers.
Relief from Chronic pain, especially Chronic
Joint Pain is also in the list of benefits.
The research so far has shown there to be
a three-fold combination of ketogenic benefits
which aid in neurological and other inflammatory
pains.
We’ll look at all three shortly.
First, let’s understand the basics of the
keto diet, to get clarity on how it can help
with chronic pain relief.
The Basics  of Keto Diet Explained:
A ketogenic diet is a low-carb way of eating.
Instead of using sugar to provide the energy,
ketosis compels the body to use stored fat
for energy.
Our body produces ketones; the alternate cleaner
fuel when carbs aren’t present!
When on a ketogenic diet, followers are advised
to limit carbohydrates, get sufficient protein
and high fat.
The ideal ratio is : 5% carbs, 25% protein
and 70%  fat.
The percentages may vary slightly for specific
individuals; however, the ratio demonstrates
a high percentage of calories absorbed from
fats.
It sounds unrealistic at first.
However, gram for gram: fat has more than
twice the calories of carbohydrates or proteins.
There are nine calories per gram of fat versus
only four calories per gram of carbs and proteins.
Many foods you are currently eating is taboo
in a keto diet, and some of these foods could
be causing you inflammation and pain.
What to Eat on a ketogenic diet?
The easiest way to summarize keto-approved
foods is to label it as CLEAN EATING.
Many keto-approved foods are both delicious
and satiating.
Here are the basics:
Good fats.
Avocado, coconut oil, grass-fed butter, full-fat
dairy and eggs are ideal for reaching the
goal of 70% daily fat.
The best choices in vegetables have the least
amount of carbs.
Examples are dark, leafy greens like spinach,
kale, chard, collards, etc..
Plants grown above the ground like broccoli
and cauliflower are great for a keto meal.
Green beans and squash are also good options.
Zucchini is also a favourite with keto-ers,
especially since the arrival of spiralizers
in the kitchen.
Even though, nuts are a good source of both
protein and fat; eat them in moderation.
Similarly, fruits should be limited to berries,
as most other fruits are high on carbs.
Lean meats with the least amount of processing
are optimal.
Shellfish is another excellent option; however,
watch out for the fat content!
What NOT to Eat in a ketogenic diet?
This list is so small that people doubt it
at first.
The list of foods to avoid:
Stay away from processed foods.
Say no to sugary/starchy fruits.
Avoid underground starchy vegetables.
Avoid Legumes & grains.
Stay away from Refined oils.
Many of the foods mentioned above cause inflammation
and therefore, pain.
The Triad of Keto on Chronic Joint Pain.
There are three specific components in the
ketogenic way of eating, which help with controlling
chronic pain relief.
Most pain issues originate with inflammation.
And it turns out; sugar is inflammatory.
Research and commonsense indicate a diet high
in carbohydrates could undoubtedly be the
source of at least some of your chronic pain.
Why will you say: ” Goodbye to painkillers
and hello keto diet!”
1.
Less Weight equals Less Pain.
A significant benefit of the ketogenic diet
is weight loss.
When you weigh less, there is less pressure
on joints and stiff bones, hence less pain
in Joints.
It makes perfect sense!
2.
Adenosine
The human body has more self-healing mechanisms
than most realize.
Adenosine is the body’s naturally produced
anti-inflammatory analgesic.
Studies have shown a direct correlation between
the state of ketosis with higher adenosine
levels.
3.
Sugar-Free
Ingested sugar, which is highly inflammatory,
sets off the insulin alarms to help get the
sugar to the cells that need energy.
What happens when there is extra sugar roaming
around?
Most of it is converted to fat.
Double trouble: Sugar is not only inflammatory
but also responsible for increased fat stores.
The ketogenic diet is devoid of inflammatory
sugars and artificial sweeteners.
Remove the sugar, remove the pain?
Maybe “remove the pain” is reaching a bit,
but the science is there.
Those with IBS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal
tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, and any number
of other problems where inflammation is at
the core could benefit from a great deal of
relief.
Additionally, better mental focus increased
strength and stamina, and improved overall
health is all part of the reward plan of the
ketogenic diet.
A ketogenic diet is an excellent option for
most people with unlimited benefits.
But unfortunately isn’t for everyone.
There are certain circumstances where one
should not entertain the ketogenic lifestyle.
As always, discuss drastic dietary changes
with medical professionals to be on the safe
side.
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