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Ketogenic dieting, or the “keto” diet, is a popular choice for those who want to lose weight and become healthier. Going on a keto diet is a way to lose weight now, but also is a lifestyle change that ensures you remain healthier moving forward.
In the most basic sense, a keto diet is one that is low in carbohydrates while being high in protein and fat. This type of diet encourages your body to burn stored fat and use dietary fat for energy, instead of using the carbohydrates from your diet and storing excess carbs and fat as body fat.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, making up three-fourths of the dry weight of the skin and one-third of the total protein in the body. Collagen helps make up tendons, ligaments, skin and muscles, among other things. You can think of collagen as the glue that holds the body together.
To date, 28 different types of collagen that have been identified, but you will mostly hear about the three to five types most commonly used in supplementation. Without getting too deep in the weeds, here is the scoop on each: