DISCOVERING BELLY FAT FOODS
If you have been struggling to discover what are the worst foods for belly fat, this Keto-Longevity post will be invaluable to you to get rid of your belly fat in a hurry and keep it off.
This is because the foods and the mechanism for submarining your Keto Diet will be brought to the surface.
This information is very important to you whether you are now practicing the Ketogenic Diet For Health And Longevity or otherwise.
THE KETO DIET’S IMPORTANCE
By observing The Best Ketogenic Diet Plan For Beginners With Recipes, Foods And Supplements as outlined in detail, one goes into what is referred to as a state of Ketosis.
Ketosis is defined by Wikipedia as a metabolic state in which most of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis in which blood glucose provides energy.
Generally, ketosis occurs when the body is metabolizing belly fat and other fat at a high rate and, converting fatty acids into ketones, where one is burning ketones for fuel rather than glucose.
WHY KETO FOR BELLY FAT
If it were not for the fact that diseases such as obesity, heart problems, artery disease, diabetes, and cancer, to mention just a few, were not on the increase now, then there would be no reason to consider the Ketogenic Diet/Lifestyle to lose belly fat.
The Ketogenic Diet is merely reverting to our ancestors’ diet of good healthy fats and protein while greatly reducing refined sugars and other carbohydrates!
The desired targeted ideal Ketogenic percentage for fats, protein and carbohydrates is:
- 80% fats,
- 15% protein and
- 5% good carbohydrates.
* Studies have shown that carbohydrate restriction by itself can increase your lifespan by 20%!
It is especially important to note that too much protein causes an unwanted insulin/glucose response. So one should not have more than about 6 ounces of meat per meal while on the Ketogenic diet.
For more detailed information on the Ketogenic Diet itself, please refer to the key Ketogenic Recipes, Foods And Supplements For Beginners post.
Per the world-famous Cleveland Clinic on Keto “When you do this, interesting things happen:
- Your metabolism speeds up.
- Your hunger goes away.
- Your muscle mass increases.
- Your blood pressure and heart disease risk profile improve.”
The benefits of Keto are many and varied as they relate to your health and well being.
SOME OF THE MAIN AREAS FOR KETO BELLY FAT BURNING BENEFITS FOR YOU ARE:
- COUNTERING THE METABOLIC SYNDROME
- REDUCING OBESITY
- INCREASING CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
- DEALING WITH CANCER
- RESPIRATORY DISEASE
- ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
- COUNTERING DIABETES
- COPD, INFLUENZA, AND PNEUMONIA
- KIDNEY DISEASE
- TUBERCULOSIS AND POLIO
WHAT IS INSULIN?
Anyone that has been struggling to get their health and weight under control can make big steps in controlling such as explained in this Insulin Resistance and Diet strategy post because it unlocks the necessary secrets.
In order to understand what is the best treatment for Insulin Resistance, one needs to comprehend what is Insulin whether one is enjoying The Best Ketogenic Diet Plan For Health And Longevity lifestyle or otherwise.
Insulin is a hormone made in one’s body.
The Pancreas makes Insulin which allows one’s body to use sugar (glucose).
The glucose comes from carbohydrates in the food that one eats.
The glucose is used for energy or to store for future use.
Insulin in a healthy person helps control one’s blood sugar level from getting too high which is known as Hyperglycemia, or too low known as Hypoglycemia.
The main function of the hormone Insulin is that it is key in controlling blood glucose levels.
It does this by signaling the liver, muscles and fat cells to take in glucose from one’s blood for energy.
This energy allows one’s cells to function and allows sugar to be converted into energy and so enable cells to function.
When one’s body has sufficient energy, insulin then signals the liver to take up glucose and store it as glycogen.
WHAT IS INSULIN RESISTANCE?
Insulin Resistance is when cells in your muscles, body fat and liver start resisting or ignoring the signal that the hormone insulin is trying to send out.
The signal that it sends out is to grab glucose out of the bloodstream and direct it into our cells.
Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is the body’s main source of fuel.
Insulin resistance (IR) is when the body produces Insulin under conditions wherein one’s bodily cells have become resistant to Insulin.
Insulin Resistance is a pathological condition in which cells fail to respond normally to the hormone Insulin.
The cells then become unable to use Insulin effectively.
This inability to use Insulin correctly leads to high blood sugar.
When the Insulin is unable to work as it should, the Beta cells in one’s Pancreas increase its production of more Insulin.
Such an increase of Insulin from the Pancreas results in a further increase in one’s blood Insulin level, which is known as a high blood Insulin level.
Such a high blood Insulin level is known as Hyperinsulinemia.
WHAT IS THE GLYCEMIC INDEX?
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels.
Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolized and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore lowered blood insulin levels.
WHY IS THE GLYCEMIC INDEX OF FOODS KEY TO YOUR BELLY FAT
It is very important to understand why the worse foods for belly have a high Glycemic Index.
High glycemic index foods cause a spike in your blood’s glucose levels.
High blood glucose levels then result in your blood having a high Insulin spike.
The function of the Hormone Insulin is to drive the glucose on a one way trip into your belly to be stored as fat.
Further, when Insulin is doing its job it prevents you from burning your belly fat.
And, when you cannot burn your belly fat as a result of having high insulin levels caused by high glycemic levels from food then you gain belly fat.
THE 37 WORST HIGH GLYCEMIC FOODS THAT SUBMARINE YOUR BELLY FAT BURNING
The Glycemic Index for foods and beverages is very important for your Keto Diet as well as for your health and longevity.
It is very important for you to know that although certain foods provide the same amount of carbohydrates and calories they can have radically different Glycemic Indexes.
The glycemic index is a value given to foods that indicates how slowly or how quickly those foods cause increases in blood glucose levels.
Foods that have low Glycemic Indexes release glucose slowly whereas foods with a high Glycemic Index release glucose in your blood very quickly.
The foods that are low are important for keeping your blood glucose low and thus provide a low Insulin response.
Harvard Health Publishing has provided the following Glycemic Index ratings for foods that are considered to have a high glycemic index.
Foods are ranked on a scale of 0 to 100, with pure glucose (sugar) given a value of 100 and foods rated over 50 considered to have a high glycemic index.
The higher the glycemic index rating of a food the worse it is for your belly fat.
Below is the listing of foods that have a high Glycemic Index thus increasing your belly fat while at the same time preventing you from burning your belly fat:
BREAD, WHEAT AND RICE FOODS
- White wheat bread 75 ± 2
- Whole wheat/whole meal bread 74 ± 2
- Unleavened wheat bread 70 ± 5
- Chapatti 52 ± 4
- White rice, boiled 73 ± 4
- Brown rice, boiled 68 ± 4
- Sweet corn 52 ± 5
- Rice noodles 53 ± 7
- Udon noodles 55 ± 7
- Couscous 65 ± 4
- Cornflakes 81 ± 6
- Wheat flake biscuits 69 ± 2
- Porridge, rolled oats 55 ± 2
- Instant oat porridge 79 ± 3
- Rice porridge/congee 78 ± 9
- Millet porridge 67 ± 5
- Muesli 57 ± 2
- Banana, raw 51 ± 3
- Pineapple, raw 59 ± 8
- Mango, raw 51 ± 5
- Watermelon, raw 76 ± 4
- Potato, boiled 78 ± 4
- Potato, instant mash 87 ± 3
- Potato, french fries 63 ± 5
- Sweet potato, boiled 63 ± 6
- Pumpkin, boiled 64 ± 7
- Plantain/green banana 55 ± 6
- Taro, boiled 53 ± 2
DAIRY PRODUCTS AND ALTERNATIVES
- Rice milk 86 ± 7
- Colas 53 ± 5
- Popcorn 65 ± 5
- Potato crisps 56 ± 3
- Soft drink/soda 59 ± 3
- Rice crackers/crisps 87 ± 2
- Sucrose 65 ± 4
- Glucose 103 ± 3
- Honey 61 ± 3
Furthermore, a complete list of the glycemic index and glycemic load for more than 1,000 foods can be found in the article “International tables of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2008” by Fiona S. Atkinson, Kaye Foster-Powell, and Jennie C. Brand-Miller in the December 2008 issue of Diabetes Care, Vol. 31, number 12, pages 2281-2283.
SUBSTITUTE LOW GLYCEMIC FOODS FOR YOUR BELLY AND KETO DIET
As you will see following you have an extremely wide choice of delicious food types that you can pursue on a daily basis.
This selection you have is very healthy and will provide you with the opportunity to follow the Keto Diet.
Although organic, grass-fed, extra virgin, cold-pressed, farm-raised products are the preferable attributes for certain foods when applicable, you should just go with the best product that you can find and afford at the time, versus reverting back to an unhealthy high carbohydrate diet.
Plus, it is important to note that there is an additional financial advantage to your embracing the Keto Diet in that it will likely save you at least $300 per month or $3,600 per year in food expenses.