Keto Helper – Ketogenic Diet Companion

Ketogenic diet food lookup, macronutrient listing, and keto calculator, to make identification of foods to eat as part of the Ketogenic diet or any other low carb high fat diet easier. The foods listed can be helpful to lower body fat and assist with symptoms of epilepsy and other diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

Ketogenic Diet App Features:
- Comprehensive list of foods and whether they should or shouldn't be eaten when on a ketogenic diet. (based on carb content)
- Search by food and beverage.
- Lookup by food category.
- Filter by whether a food is good for a keto diet / low carb high fat diet or bad for a keto diet / low carb high fat diet.
- General Keto diet info.

Ketogenic Diet App Premium Features:
- Macronutrient profiles for foods: Learn the carb, protein, and fat amounts of the foods you're eating, as well as a percentage based breakdown graph of each food's macronutrient profile, so you can determine for yourself if it is good for your own ketogenic diet or not.
- Personal notes: Leave personal notes on each food item for future reference. Had a bad reaction to a food? Did a food you eat knock you out of ketosis? Leave a quick note for next time.
- Meal Analysis: This Ketogenic diet calculator lets you plan meals and view detailed macronutrient breakdowns and graphs for your meals and the foods they contain. The Ketogenic diet calculator will let you add custom quantities of multiple foods to a meal list and calculate the carbohydrate, protein, and fat quantities of your custom food list.

About the Ketogenic Diet:
The Ketogenic Diet (or keto diet) is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children.

The keto diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates, making it a diet commonly used for weight loss, and reduction of body fat.

Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fueling brain-function. However, if there are insufficient carbohydrates in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis, has been shown to cause a reduction in the frequency of epileptic seizures as well as help manage symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

Keto diets and other low carb high fat (lchf) diets such as the atkins diet have also shown promise in reducing symptoms of type 2 diabetes since eating excess carbohydrates causes blood glucose levels to spike. By reducing carbohydrate intake and switching the focus to fat, some people experience reduced blood sugar.

Ketosis is a metabolic state in which some of the body's energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis in which blood glucose provides most of the energy.

Ketosis is a nutritional process characterised by serum concentrations of ketone bodies over 0.5 mM, with low and stable levels of insulin and blood glucose. It is almost always generalized with hyperketonemia, that is, an elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood throughout the body. Ketone bodies are formed by ketogenesis when liver glycogen stores are depleted (or from metabolising medium-chain triglycerides).

DISCLAIMER:
We do not perform any testing ourselves. All compiled data should be used as guidelines not as basis of fact. Consult your physician before beginning any new diet. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace the advice of your healthcare professional.