A new study shows that a ketogenic diet can lead to significant changes in gut bacteria, which in turn can help reduce inflammation,media reported. The findings came from the University of California, San Diego, where researchers found that ketones from a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet may have helped reduce inflammation.
The ketogenic diet is simple: dieters must consume very low carbohydrates, but must eat enough fat, which can come in the form of healthy oils, fatty fish, nuts, and similar foods. Under this diet, the body transitions from burning carbohydrates to using fat as the primary fuel source.
Because a ketogenic diet can help you lose weight and is good for the heart of some dieters, it’s very popular. Some studies have also linked diet to improvements in certain conditions such as arthritis and Crohn’s disease. According to the latest study, changes in gut bacteria may show this benefit.
It is understood that the ketones used in the study 80% of fat, 15% protein, 5% carbohydrate. In the experiment, one group of people ate low-carbohydrate foods, while the other group of volunteers ate 50 percent carbohydrate, 15 percent protein and 35 percent fat. After four weeks of eating like this, each group switched to the opposite diet. Results The researchers found that a high-fat diet combined with low carbohydrate intake could make significant differences in the gut bacteria associated with ketones. These changes can ultimately help reduce inflammation in the body and demonstrate the potential of ketones to be the treatment option for certain autoimmune diseases.