What is ketosis?

Ketosis explained

Normally, the body uses carbohydrates to provide energy. If you take too many carbohydrates with your daily diet, the following happens. The excess carbohydrates are converted to fat and stored in the body’s stores. And even if you eat only small amounts of too much of it.

This creates so-called “insulin hunger spiral”.

The body emits a pancreatic hormone to transport the carbohydrates: insulin.
The spilled insulin immediately prevents the burning of fats for the energy metabolism. Furthermore, it ensures that the absorbed carbohydrates are converted to fat and stored.
The problem is that there is always some more insulin secreted than there is at all in the body. All carbohydrates are processed immediately and some insulin remains.
The body “hypodermic” and the remaining insulin is looking for more carbohydrates to accomplish its task.
Due to these processes, the body tries to get even more carbohydrates and creates a feeling of hunger. Even though recently too much carbohydrates were stored as fat, but it can not be burned by the remaining insulin in the body, the “insulin hunger spiral” arises.

Now that is when ketosis comes into play.
By drastically renouncing carbohydrates of all kinds such as sugar, flour, Rice, pasta, potatoes, etc. this spiral is interrupted.

If no more carbohydrates are added, the body has to look for another source of energy: the fats !!!

For the muscles, unfortunately, not a very good source of energy for the brain.

The brain is the only organ in the body that can not use fats. Now that there are no more carbohydrates, the body converts fats into ketone bodies.

This is called ketosis .

With this alternative, the brain is supposed to work even better than with sugar.

It continues with the connection of insulin and glucagon.

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