The ketogenic diet is a fairly simple approach to eating healthy foods that are low carb, high fat, and moderate protein. The lack of carbs forces your body to burn fat rather than glucose to produce energy. The result is ketone production, increased energy, and improved mental clarity, along with a myriad of other health benefits.


Autophagy is a cycle in the body that destroys old, damaged cells and recycles any remaining valuable parts. Translated from Greek as 'to eat one's self' autophagy is responsible for killing diseased cells and getting them out of the body.


Autophagy is relevant to keto because carb-restriction promotes macroautophagy that protects the brain and is thought to help prevent Alzheimer's and memory problems.


Autophagy is also closely associated with intermittent fasting because fasting prevents weaker or damaged cells from feeding, leading to their termination and rebirth at a faster rate.