Keto diet and cancer
We can never remove 100% of the cancer risk factors in our life, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could load the dice in our favor? Well, science says we can, by eating the proper diet.
So let’s talk about the 4 ways a ketogenic diet fights cancer.
1. The ketogenic diet keeps your blood sugar level low
Foremost you should know cancer loves sugar. Cancer loves sugar and love starches because starches break down into sugar due to the saliva in our mouth.
So if you want to grow cancer in the laboratory, you don’t put fat in the lab flask–because cancer will die, it won’t grow. You don’t put protein in it either, the cancel will just die it won’t grow because it can’t eat that.
What you put if you want to grow actual living cancer cells in the lab is sugar. That’s what you feed them because that’s what they want to eat.
In the typical adult human body, you have about one full spoon of sugar in your entire blood supply system. That’s not much and your body tries to regulate that very hard. But if you are becoming insulin resistant, if you’re overweight, if you’re obese and if you have type two diabetes then you often have more sugar in the bloodstream.
And if there are any cancer cells in your body, because an adult has a few cancers cells, depending on your diet and lifestyle, those cancer cells whether take root and grow or whether they die. Under that assumption, you probably have a few cancers cells somewhere in your body. Would it not stand to reason you would want to keep your blood levels of sugar as low as possible?
So the ketogenic diet fights cancer by keeping your blood sugar as low as it can safely be
And so when those few little cancer cells are looking for sugar it’s harder to find it because there’s just not as much in your body.
2. The ketogenic diet lowers the insulin level in your blood
Insulin is an anabolic hormone, it promotes growth, and it promotes the growth of cancer cells too.
If your insulin level is high because you’re insulin resistant or type two diabetic or you’re overweight then that insulin level elevation will make it easier for those cancer cells to grow. And you don’t want that.
So by lowering your insulin level, you have less anabolic hormones in your bloodstream that promote cancer growth.
3. The Keto Diet increases the ketones in your bloodstreams
The ketogenic diet by definition increases ketone levels in your bloodstream.
Many studies show that elevating of ketone level inhibit cancer or tumor growth. That’s obviously a good thing.
So even if you have a little tumor somewhere by starving it of sugar, by keeping ketone levels high, by keeping insulin levels low you can starve that little cancer cells out.
4. The keto diet treats the obesity
The ketogenic diet more than any other diets fixes the obesity. It lowers your BMI (Body Mass Index), lowers your hip to waist ratio, and it fixes the obesity. Obesity has been shown in numerous studies to be an independent risk factor for cancer risk. Just being obese raises your risk of multiple different cancers.
So if your BMI is over 28 you are at increased risk of the multiple cancers. The BMI is not a perfect measurement, but it’s pretty good and so if your BMI is over 28 you need to find a good doctor who can help you with the ketogenic diet who can help you with your hormone levels, who can help you with your supplement recommendations and get your BMI down, because your risk of cancer is high.
So that’s the main four ways the ketogenic fights cancer. And now you know this information and can put it into the immediate action.
Below you can find a link to a Ketogenic Diet Guide which gives you a list of foods you should and you shouldn’t eat so you can low your cancer risk.
Also, we recommend to check out the 7 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of the Keto Diet