#Repost @mariaemmerich because this girl knows her stuff, and my grandma had Alzheimer’s , so I feel like this is important info 💗💗💗🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
Let’s discuss the link between excess carbs and Alzheimer’s. There is something called glycation, where glucose binds to proteins. This process produces free radicals and inflammation, which are markers of Alzheimer’s. It is quite easy to do a test and see if you have this happening in your body. If your Hemoglobin A1c is high, it increases free radicals by fifty-fold. Studies show that this is a marker for the progression of atrophy of the brain. Ketones aren’t just fuel for our body, but they are also great for our brain. They provide substrates to help repair damaged neurons and membranes. This is why I really push a high-fat and low-carb diet for clients who suffer from Alzheimer’s (referred to as type 3 diabetes) and seizures.
Ketones are non-glycating, which is to say that they don’t have a caramelizing aging effect on your body. The mitochondria are the “powerhouse” energy-producing factories of our cells. They work much better on a ketogenic diet because they can increase energy levels in an unwavering, long lasting, and efficient way. .
A ketogenic diet also increases the energetic output of our mitochondria because these amazing “powerhouse” factories of our cells are essentially designed to use fat as energy. When we switch from using glucose to using fat in the mitochondria, its toxic burden is reduced, the manifestation of energy-producing genes are improved, the output is increased, and the load of inflammatory by-products is decreased. .
Glucose needs to be processed first in the cell before it can be passed into the “powerhouse” factory mitochondria. Energy sources from fat don’t need this processing: they go straight into the mitochondria for energy.
HEALTH TIP: Our brain is over 25% cholesterol. A deficiency can lead to Alzheimer’s.
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