Carbohydrate is a bio molecule that contains Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen, which is broken down by our body to release energy. Carbohydrates are one of the main type of macro nutrient along with Fat and Protein. Carbohydrates are converted to glucose (blood sugar), which is used by cells, tissues and organs as source of energy.
Carbohydrates in general have a bad reputation and plethora of myths when it comes to weight loss and fitness, but they are just myths and misconceptions. Let us see in detail about Carbohydrates, the good vs bad and the choice you should make everyday.
What exactly is “Ketogenic”?, Ketogenic is derived form the word “Ketosis” which refers to the state of human body when there is low or lack of Carbohydrates, and our body switches to burn fat instead of glucose for energy. In simple terms ketosis or ketogenic diet is a diet with low or no carbohydrates.
There is always a strong evidence, that diets high in animal products and processed foods that are rich in saturated fats, cholesterol, trans fats and low fiber increase the risk of chronic disease, while foods based on plants ( Vegetarian and Vegan ) are low in fat and cholesterol, rich in fiber and phytochemicals that decrease the risk of chronic deisease.1)https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121017131546.htm
Over many years the the pioneers of Vegetarian and Vegan movements have dedicated themselves to stop the injustice caused against animals, while so many of us call them as food.
Though this idea existed for thousands of years, it is only in the 19th century this idea of being a Vegetarian and Vegan became so significant, when a small group of people gathered together in England and expressed their unwillingness to eat flesh and to respect the well being of the animals.