Navy SEALs and the Keto Diet

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So it seems the U.S. Navy SEALs are looking into the Keto Diet in order to enhance their performance while under water. Who knew??

“One of the effects of truly being in ketosis is that it changes the way your body handles oxygen deprivation, so you can actually stay underwater at [deeper] depths for longer periods of time and not go into oxygen seizures,” Sanders said at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, in May.

“That kind of technology is available today,” Sanders said. “We can tell whether you are or are not in ketosis. We have really good indications of how to put you in ketosis. And we know statistically what that does to your ability to sustain oxygen.”

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