The Ketogenic Diet and Diabetes
The Ketogenic Diet gets a lot of flak because it is a fairly extreme dietary regimen that challenges the conventional view of “high carbs, low fat”. However, a very-low carbohydrate, ketogenic diets are actually a healthy lifestyle choice for diabetes.
Ketogenic diets are increasingly successful in preventing and anticipating diabetes when contrasted with low-calorie diets.
Here are the four factors that may be responsible for the promising effects of the keto diet:
- It helps us sustain a calorie deficit which builds insulin sensitivity and brings down glucose and HbA1C.
- It helps us lose fat, which reduces inflammation and the production of
signalingmolecules that provoke insulin resistance.
- It altogether diminishes our glycemic load, which causes us to control glucose levels and lessening our insulin needs.
- It invigorates the production and use of ketones. This can, directly and indirectly, reduce insulin resistance via multiple mechanisms.
Hence, it can be concluded that the ketogenic diet could very well be a healthy solution to manage diabetes.