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The ketogenic diet, ketogenic diet, or keto diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet. This system was used in medicine primarily to treat difficult-to-control epilepsy cases in children. This diet forces the body to burn fats instead of carbohydrates. Usually, carbohydrates in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported to all parts of the body, which is especially important in providing the brain with energy, as the brain relies on glucose to supply it with energy. However, if there are few carbohydrates in the diet, the liver converts the fats into fatty acids and ketone bodies to provide the body with energy and produce ATP in the body’s cells. But the brain cells, as well as the kidneys and nerves, need glucose, in that case when glucose is low, the brain can work with 40% glucose and 60% ketone bodies.