Insulin resistance (IR) is one of the bases for development of the condition of diabetes mellitus type 2 and is one of its characteristics. In a person with IR the excess glucose available will be converted into fat by the liver. When carbohydrates in the diet are reduced to below a certain level (where they are no longer converted into fats, a threshold that varies from person to person), the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance improve, often until they disappear. Starting from this supposition, numerous studies have been conducted which have shown how a ketogenic diet can improve the issues associated with the condition of type 2 diabetes, by improving blood sugar control, improving the profile of cardiovascular disease risk factors (cholesterol, triglycerides) and by allowing the dosage of any hypoglycaemic drugs to be reduced.
Use of a ketogenic diet which therefore makes a reduction in body weight possible (and a consequent overall improvement in metabolic control) and which provides proteins of plant origin and is rich in fibre seems to be a possible avenue to explore in the approach to this condition.
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1. Are Le Gamberi Foods nutritional products harmful to the kidneys?
A diet made up of Le Gamberi Foods products does not cause any kidney overload as it is not a high-protein diet, simply carb-free (less 2%).
2.Is it harmful to the metabolism?
Carb-free diets tend to improve the use of fats as fuel, thereby improving the metabolism. However, we recommend you periodically reintroduce products containing carbohydrates into your diet.
3.Could ketosis induced by this diet cause problems for me?
Ketosis (a state where there is an increase in production and use of ketone bodies) is a metabolic condition that is safe where no medical conditions are present.
4.Is it true that this kind of diet raises cholesterol?
No. All the latest scientific research shows that a ketogenic diet actually helps lower triglycerides and raise the HDL fraction (that is, the protective fraction) of cholesterol.
5. What are ketone bodies?
Ketone bodies are produced by our body to ensure an absence of carbohydrates does not prevent fats from being used in our normal metabolic pathways. Fats therefore follow alternative pathways that lead to the formation of these ketone bodies which are used by our body as an energy source.