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What Happens To Glucose In The Body?

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How The Body Controls Blood Sugar - Topic Overview

The bloodstream carries glucose-a type of sugar produced from the digestion of carbohydrates and other foods-to provide energy to cells throughout the body. Unused glucose is stored mainly in the liver as glycogen. Insulin, glucagon, and other hormone levels rise and fall to keep blood sugar in a normal range. Too little or too much of these hormones can cause blood sugar levels to fall too low (hypoglycemia) or rise too high (hyperglycemia). Normally, blood glucose levels increase after you eat a meal. When blood sugar rises, cells in the pancreas release insulin, causing the body to absorb glucose from the blood and lowering the blood sugar level to normal. When blood sugar drops too low, the level of insulin declines and other cells in the pancreas release glucagon, which causes the liver to turn stored glycogen back into glucose and release it into the blood. This brings blood sugar levels back up to normal. Continue reading >>

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  1. LisaJA

    I'm 5 weeks in and for the past 2 weeks I've had truly repellent, revolting bad breath . My friends and family have rated it about a 7 or 8/10 . My teenager has to open the car windows , it's that bad ! It's ruining my social life - I wouldn't go to a party last weekend for fear of breathing on people :-( I've read up on it as much as I can find and checked - no, it's not down not drinking enough water. No, it's not down to eating too much protein. No, it's not down to oral health care - I brush, I floss, I mouthwash and tongue scrape .( And my mouth is actually loads fresher since removing sugar from my diet .) I read a reply somewhere to a similar question and the person enquired whether the post writer was in weeks 3-6 ..... so this leads me to ask, has anyone else had the bad breath ( possibly just between weeks 3-6 ) and then it gone away ? I really do want to stick to keto, I've lost over a stone already and have another 5 to go .... but this bad breath is a deal breaker ... Please tell me it gets better ........... please ....

  2. charlie_simms

    Strangely, I never got keto breath.

  3. pueve

    Me neither! At least I don't think that I've got kept breath! How do you know that you have it? What does it taste like?

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