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Delicious Juice And Smoothie Recipe With Okra

A Little Background Okra is a member of the family Malvaceae, which it shares with others of the ‘mallow’ family such as cotton, cacao, and hibiscus. This long, sometimes ridged and sometimes smooth pod is also known as ‘lady fingers’ in other countries, but in the US is best known simply as okra. There is a great difference of opinion as to where okra originated. Some believe it to have come from Ethiopia, from where it is believed to have spread throughout Western Africa and on to central parts of the continent during the Bantu migration approximately 4000 years ago! Others state that it may have begun its migration in Southern Asia, or possibly even India, finding its way to Brazil in the early 1500’s. But one thing remains true to all who write of its history: okra made its way to the US in the early 1700’s with the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Okra is referred to in the historical record by ancient Egyptians and Moors of the 12th and 13th centuries. Today, okra is particularly well established in the Southern US and its cuisine. It has a ‘slimy’ or mucilaginous texture, and is not only wonderful simply fried, but also lends thickening to many Cajun and Creole di Continue reading >>

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  1. rumSmuggler

    I recently (couple weeks ago) started weights and also taking some protein powder (low carb - 1,8g per serving).
    As suggested I raised my protein intake and I'm somewhere around 1 to 1.2 protein ratio. Last couple days I used ketostix to test my ketones and it was negative. I'm sure I didn't exceed 20g carbs per day because I track all my food.
    Could that higher protein intake kick me out of ketosis?

  2. gupe

    As far as I've been able to discover, there are no absolutely definitive answers to the excess protein => additional glucose => inhibition of ketosis? causal chain question.
    This is a good article: "If You Eat Excess Protein, Does It Turn Into Excess Glucose?" on ketotic.org.
    And here is a recent discussion on "After workout protein needs" on /r/ketogains.
    An important unresolved question is: is gluconeogenesis (the manufacture of new glucose by the liver using proteins and fat) a supply-driven process or a demand-driven process?
    If it is a supply-driven process, then it seems more plausible that excess consumption of protein will lead to higher blood sugar levels.
    But if it's demand-driven, then excess glucose might just be due to the slower removal of glucose from the blood-stream after protein has been eaten, causing a bit of a build-up.
    I think that it might vary a lot from person to person. The best is to measure your own blood ketone concentration before and after eating protein. (The ketostix method is not as reliable, particularly if you've just finished a work-out.)
    Edit: fixed link.

  3. darthluiggi

    It can, but it depends on various factors such as weight, activity level, etc.
    I asked the science behind it to to /u/gogge and he gave a very good explanation in another post.
    Fact is, if you are doing strength training you will need to increase your protein intake, otherwise you will not grow muscle. Also protein comes into play if you are eating at a deficit.
    If you are completely sure that protein is taking you out of ketosis, then drop your intake to 1.0 and see if you get back.
    How much do you weight, what % BF do you have, what kind of excercises are you doing and for how long?
    As a side note: don't rely on ketostsix to see if you are in or out of keto.
    *Edited for grammar.

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