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Blood Sugar Regulation and the Impact of Glucose

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  Published on June 29th, 2020
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  Last modified August 10th, 2021

How does sugar impact your metabolism? What exactly is glucose and what is blood sugar regulation? How does the ketogenic diet affect your blood sugar? What happens when you consume too much glucose?What is Glucose?Glucose is a monosaccharide — the simplest of carbohydrates with only one sugar. Other monosaccharides are fructose and ribose. You consume glucose in foods like bread, fruits, and vegetables.Your body uses glucose for energy and when glucose or blood sugar levels are regulated, your bodily processes run smoothly. When blood sugar levels are out of whack, you can run into health problems.How is Glucose Processed in the Body?Your pancreas is an organ that produces the insulin hormone. Insulin is integral to how your body deals with glucose. Your liver is another important organ when it comes to sugar control and your liver also helps store glucose and make glucose when necessary.When you eat, your body gets to work to process the glucose right away. Enzymes begin the breakdown process and your pancreas releases insulin to help deal with the rising […]…

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