“After you eat excess carbohydrates and/or too much protein, your blood glucose stays at a higher level longer because the glucose can’t make it into the cells of the muscles. This toxic level of glucose is like tar in the bloodstream, clogging arteries, binding with proteins to form damaging AGEs (advanced glycation end-products), and causing inflammation. This high level of glucose causes triglycerides to go up, increasing your risk for coronary artery disease.

Then, sugars (and starches) get stored as fat. Because the cells of the musculature basically have a crust over top of them (called glycation), the cells aren’t taking glycogen in from the bloodstream, and are therefore considered “resistant.” Additionally, since insulin stops the production of the fat-burning enzyme lipase, now you can’t even metabolize stored fat!”

Del två i Maria Emmerich’s artikelserie om ketogen kost hittar du här!


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