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Ketosis: What Is Ketosis?

Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. When the body does not have enough glucose for energy, it burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. Some people encourage ketosis by following a diet called the ketogenic or low-carb diet. The aim of the diet is to try and burn unwanted fat by forcing the body to rely on fat for energy, rather than carbohydrates. Ketosis is also commonly observed in patients with diabetes, as the process can occur if the body does not have enough insulin or is not using insulin correctly. Problems associated with extreme levels of ketosis are more likely to develop in patients with type 1 diabetes compared with type 2 diabetes patients. Ketosis occurs when the body does not have sufficient access to its primary fuel source, glucose. Ketosis describes a condition where fat stores are broken down to produce energy, which also produces ketones, a type of acid. As ketone levels rise, the acidity of the blood also increases, leading to ketoacidosis, a serious condition that can prove fatal. People with type 1 diabetes are more likely to develop ketoacidosis, for which emergency medical treatment is required to av Continue reading >>

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  1. Farhan Malhi

    Ketosis is a metabolic condition in which enters the body when carbohydrate intake is very low (depending on the source talking between 15 and 50 grams per day) or when you are fasting, induces beta-oxidation fat for energy, producing ketone bodies are acetone, acetoacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate mainly used as energy by the brain and other organs of the human body.

  2. Rebecca Paul

    Eggs
    Eggs are a staple for low carbers, ketogenic dieters and diabetics. Not only are they nutritious they are also low in carbohydrates.
    Eggs do contain protein which requires insulin, so eating the whole egg or even the egg yolk (rather than white white which has more protein) is a good option if you’re trying to optimise blood glucose rather than build muscle.
    dairy
    While cheese and cream are often favoured by people trying to limit carbohydrates, many people say that they have more success with their weight loss if they limit dairy.
    But should we avoid all dairy? Is some dairy better than others?
    Some people believe that red meat and dairy are uniquely insulinogenic, however my reading of the food insulin index data is that there is nothing special about these foods that isn’t explained by their carbohydrate, protein and fibre content.
    milk and cream
    Milk requires a lot more insulin than the high fat cheeses due to its higher carbohydrate content.
    Cream is a stand out due to its high fat content and is a much better option than milk in your coffee.
    If you are going to drink milk, keep it to a minimum and choose full fat milk, not skim.
    yogurt
    Full fat plain yogurt has the lowest percentage of insulinogenic calories while the sweetened and low fat options are extremely insulinogenic and should be avoided.
    fruits
    It’s interesting to note that there are only a handful of fruits with a low percentage of insulinogenic calories (i.e. olives and avocados).

  3. Purely Fresh

    Keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy.Ketogenic Diet Food List
    Arugula (Rocket)
    Artichokes
    Asparagus
    Bell Peppers
    Bok Choy
    Broccoli
    Brussels Sprouts
    Butterhead Lettuce etc.
    @www.purelyfresh.com.sg

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