3. It Can Help You Burn More Fat During Exercise
Source: Volek JS, et al. Metabolic characteristics of keto-adapted ultra-endurance runners. Journal of Metabolism, 2008.
A ketogenic diet improves your metabolic flexibility and helps you burn stored body fat for energy, instead of glucose (9, 13, 14).
The graph shows that runners who are adapted to a ketogenic diet can burn 2.3 times more fat per minute during a workout, compared to runners on a low-fat diet.
Over the long-term, an increased ability to burn fat can provide various health benefits and protect against obesity (15).
Bottom Line: A ketogenic diet can drastically boost your ability to burn fat during exercise.