Despite the complex name, the idea behind the ketogenic diet is a simple one. When the body is fed a constant diet of foods with high fat and protein, it begins to burn fat rather than carbohydrates. When this occurs, the liver begins a conversion of fat into ketone bodies and fatty acids.
If you follow the menu, you will need to cut out most sources of carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, soda, sugar, ice cream, milk, pizza and even some types of fruits. The only carbs that you are allowed to eat are vegetables and some berries because they have lower carb content than the other fruits.
Children with seizures can be cured on a low carbohydrate, high fat ketogenic diet.