The ketogenic diet has skyrocketed in popularity during recent years for looking at some pounds.
It may sound like a way to gain weight, but eating only foods with high fat and protein content while ingesting very low levels or Once in ketosis, the body begins to aggressively burn fat as it is starved of glucose.
Researchers that UBC Okanagan recently conducted a study on studying into the keto diet and results showed that even a small dose of glucose, or a "cheat day", can lead to damaged blood vessels.
is reintroduced, ”says Cody Durrer, UBC Okanagan doctoral student and study first author.
“ Since impaired glucose tolerance and spikes in blood sugar levels are known to be associated with increased risk in cardiovascular disease, it made Sense to look at what was happening in the blood vessels after a sugar hit. " , low carbohydrate diet. The diet consisted of 70% fat, 1
, the results looked like they might have come from someone with poor cardiovascular health, "adds Little.
" It was somewhat alarming. "
The findings led researchers to suggest that the keto diet is not something you do for six days and take Saturday off.