The ketogenic diet has traditionally been used to control seizures in children and adults with epilepsy, but lately it has been gaining popularity as a weight loss diet. A ketogenic diet is high in fat, moderate in protein, and very low in carbohydrate (<30 grams per day). When the body is not getting adequate carbohydrates, it breaks down its own fat stores. Fat is converted in the liver to ketones, an alternate source of fuel. The process of the body breaking down fat fo
I can remember during the cold, winter months, waiting patiently for my mom to finish cooking up a pot of porridge on the stove for breakfast. She would put the porridge in a bowl and I would sprinkle it with a generous amount of brown sugar. When the brown sugar melted, I would pour cold milk on it to cool it down a little, and finally it was ready to eat. To be honest, I'm not quite sure it was the porridge that I liked, but rather the melted brown sugar on the top! Nev
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