The emergence of the Ketogenic diet, or Keto as it’s commonly referred to, is a successful diet plan that involves high fat and low carbohydrate content.
This allows the body to absorb a large amount of healthy fats, while keeping the carb intake low. Now, the fat in the form of ketones, becomes the body’s primary fuel source – allowing the body to burn fat at a quicker rate.
New research has emerged that shows the dangers of consuming too much sugar. Data has been collected that outlines what exactly happens to the body’s blood vessels. Across a period of seven days on a Keto diet, researchers re-introduced a single 75 gram of glucose – a large bottle of fizzy drink, back into the body and the results were quite alarming.
In more detail…
The results had showed that this one small dose of glucose back into the body caused considerable damage to the body’s blood vessels – so much so, that the vessels themselves now resembled someone who appeared to have poor cardiovascular health. Blood vessels act as our lifelines, transporting blood, glucose and oxygen around the body – with damaged blood vessels, everyday processes within the body become compromised.
The researchers advised that a Keto diet was a process that needed commitment in order to receive the greatest health benefits from it and not just something that may only last for a week. This means that keeping large amounts of sugar at bay is essential to avoid long-term defects.
How to combat a craving for sugar…
Natures Plus www.naturesplus.co.uk, have created a KetoLiving range for those following a Keto lifestyle that want to take control of their cravings.
KetoLiving LCHF Shakes available in chocolate and vanilla (RRP £49.95, www.planetorganic.com) are designed to reduce the normal cravings you may experience, whilst ensuring the body stays in ketosis.
Not only this, but KetoLiving LCHF shakes also help to ensure that blood sugar remains at a constant optimum, lessening the demand from the body for more sugar.
Give yourself an extra boost with Natures Plus KetoLiving Sugar Control Capsules RRP £29.95 www.planetorganic.com). Powered by Berberine, these capsules help to control blood sugar levels, reduce sugar cravings and support increased metabolism. A perfect addition to help combat those sugary urges.