What Are The Dangers Of Ketosis

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The Hidden Dangers Of A Low Carbohydrate Diet

If you’re a frequent visitor to this website, or listener to the BenGreenfieldFitness podcast, you’ve probably gotten the idea that I’m a pretty big fan of limiting your carbohydrate intake. And you’d be right. To understand why low carbohydrate eating can bestow some significant health and performance advantages, check out my Perfect Health Diet interview with Paul Jaminet, or listen to the perils of constantly elevated blood sugar levels in this episode with Nancy Appleton: Which Foods Contain Hidden Sugar That You Didn’t Even Know About. Or go read about how physically active individuals may be able to actually benefit from strategic low carbohydrate intake in my article 4 Reasons To Think Twice About Eating Carbohydrates Before A Workout or (if you’re a Rock Star Triathlete Academy member) you can read 5 Ways to Get A Big Carbohydrate Restricting Performance Advantage. In a nutshell, pun intended, as you begin to increase carbohydrate consumption above the levels that you need for survival or periods of intense physical activity, you lose your ability to rely on fat burning mechanisms, and you experience the damaging effects of chronically elevated blood sugars, inc Continue reading >>

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  1. Kok-Hong Wong

    The fear of ketosis turning into ketoacidosis leads to nutritional advice that favours constant grazing. Eating small meals every few hours. This keeps a constantly elevated insulin level that suppresses enzymes necessary for fats oxidation. So the body is perpertually in a fats storage mode rather than fats burning mode.

  2. Rajagopalan K

    Hemoglobin A1c is good marker of long-term control of diabetes and a value below 7 is recommended. Tight control of diabetes with diet, oral medications or insulin and exercise along with early recognition and treatment of complications are the ways to keep it in check.

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