Study title and author:
Ketogenic diets and physical performance.
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This paper can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC524027/?tool=pubmed
In this review Phinney examines the effectes of a ketogenic diet on physical performance.
The study found that:
(ii) Stefansson found that protein should not exceed 20% of the diet or malaise may occur.
(b) Studies of short duration or/and a high protein content show the ketogenic diet to impair physical performance.
(c) Studies of a duration long enough to allow adaptation, that contain protein at around 20% of the diet and with optimized sodium and potassium intake, result in an unimpaired or even increased physical performance in endurance activities.
In conclusion: Ketogenic diets may result in improved athletic endurance if sufficient adaptation time is allowed and protein, sodium and potassium intake are optimized.
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Makes 3 cups
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Slice beef into thin strips, spread on racks placed on cookie sheets and bake several hours in a 150-degree oven until well dried. (You may also use a dehydrator.) Meanwhile, cut suet or tallow into small pieces and place in a pan. Melt over medium-high heat and allow to boil until any pieces of skin, meat or gristle have become crisp. Pour the hot fat through a strainer into a glass measuring cup-you should have about 3/4 cup rendered fat.
Cut dried beef into pieces and process in batches in the food processor, several minutes per batch, until the beef is reduced to a coarse powder. In a bowl, mix powdered beef and warm fat. Press into a quart-sized, wide-mouth mason jar and cover tightly. Pemmican may be stored at room temperature.