The harm of eating carbohydrates.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that plays a vital role in regulating blood sugar levels in the body. It allows cells to take in glucose from the bloodstream and use it as a source of energy. Insulin also helps store excess glucose in the liver for later use.
In individuals with diabetes, either the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (Type 1 diabetes) or the body's cells become resistant to the effects of insulin (Type 2 diabetes). As a result, blood sugar and insulin levels can become elevated, leading to various health complications.
Dietary guidelines are evidence-based recommendations that provide guidance on healthy eating patterns and lifestyle choices to promote overall health and prevent chronic diseases. These guidelines are typically developed by government agencies or expert committees and are updated periodically based on the latest scientific research. This site heavily questions basic assumptions within the dietary guidelines and shows conflicts of interest in their creation.
The ketogenic diet involves eating high fat, low carbs, and moderate protein. To be in ketosis, one must eat less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day.