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Ketogenic Diet: Insulin, Sugar And Inflammation

You can view the first part of this series here: The Ketogenic Diet Part 1: What is Keto? Have you ever wondered about the link between sugar and inflammation? Do you know what you can do to reduce inflammation in the body? Let’s explore the relationship between insulin, sugar and inflammation, and weight gain, beginning with what we put in our mouth. How does sugar cause inflammation? After you eat excess carbohydrates (sugar) and/or too much protein, your blood glucose stays at a higher level longer because the glucose can’t make it into the cells of the muscles. This toxic glucose is like tar in the bloodstream, clogging arteries, binding with proteins to form damaging AGEs (advanced glycation end-products), and causing inflammation in the body. What happens when you have high levels of inflammation in the body? High inflammation is triggered by glucose, which sets off a chain reaction in your body. High levels of glucose causes triglycerides to go up, increasing your risk for coronary artery disease. Then, sugars (and starches) get stored as fat. Because the cells of the musculature basically have a crust over top of them (called glycation), the cells aren’t taking glycog Continue reading >>

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  1. Sarge Jones

    Does Keto increase or decrease insulin resistance?

    I've heard both. Dr. John Berardi says that people coming off a Ketogenic diet show symptoms similar to type 2 diabetes patients. I've also read another study (forgot by who) in which Ketogenic diets actually increased cell sensitivity to insulin.
    Also, does anyone here know of the negative side effects of keto, like low Testosterone, erectile dysfunction? I know some of you here do keto year-round as a lifestyle, not as some cutting or bulking diet, so I'd be curious. I've been reading many negative things lately about Keto and was wondering if I should continue or transition slowly back into eating carbs (slowly)?
    If anyone has studies, I'd appreciate them.

  2. startrek

    Really good questions! I hope someone has studies.

  3. johnnyironboard

    beef,eggs,chicken,celery,and romaine lettuce will give you ed and lower test. who knew a donut would increase test and give you an erection. no wonder cops eat them all day long.

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