I’m new and I’m reading all I find, but there’s so much, I’d be reassured if people like you in this forum, so well informed, would send me in the right direction about something that’s confusing me.
High blood sugar (BS) is the bad thing, more so than what they claim about sat fat (SF). Ok. But then I read about high blood sugar in ketoers due to being fat adapted and the body not wanting to use sugar as fuel anymore.
I understood that it’d be ok, because even though BS is high, insulin is low. But I had understood the molecules of sugar in the blood cause harm and that harm can lead to all the things diabetes causes, like neuropathy, atherosclerosis, etc. Even if the person only has mildly high BS, say 100mg/dL.
The end result in my mind is
Blood sugar is bad
Keto ultimately will make your blood sugar high
Keto is therefore bad because keeps insulin low, but doesn’t solve the BS problem.
Please, could you help me, or anyone help me understand why blood sugar being high while we’re in ketosis is ok? By being ok I mean not going to cause all the bad things high blood sugar is known to cause. I know you all must see it as obvious, but I couldn’t find an answer to this question yet. Please, help me understand.
I’m trying to be sure keto is the way for someone who has no weight to lose, only is seeking better health.
Another question, is high blood sugar ok only if we’re in ketosis, or is it enough to be in low carb (say less than 75 g net carbs, for instance)?
My other question is about sat fat. I’ve just read the book The XX brain and the author, dr Lisa Mosconi, a researcher about Alzheimer’s, says sat fat is bad. I had already accepted it wasn’t, but her book is pretty recent. I was thinking, perhaps sat fat is only good for men. The book is about women and the problems lack of estrogen cause, like it’s effect on incidence of plaques in the brain. Men, by having testosterone till much later on life than women have estrogen, would have an advantage.
I know I’m a complete noob. I’m just asking for help to understand. Please.