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Provided by Ryan Rodal from HVMN Many people say diet success starts in the kitchen, but it actually starts somewhere else—the grocery store. Making the wrong choices at the grocery store might lead you to make bad decisions in the kitchen as well. This is particularly true if you plan on following the ketogenic diet. Just like any other diet, keto requires adherence to certain macronutrient breakdowns for success. But before exploring what you’ll need…

Key Takeaways Both too high (over 140 mg/dl) and too low (below 80 mg/dl) blood glucose levels appear to be detrimental to health and lifespanMortality rates rise with a fasting blood glucose level around 100 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/l)A significant surge in mortality rates is seen in cases of plasma glucose above 120 mg/dl 2 hours after a glucose tolerance testHigh-carbohydrate diets are generally associated with lower fasting blood glucose levelsLow-carbohydrate diets are usually accompanied by…

A study was conducted on over 40,000 men and women to observe the connection between fasting plasma glucose levels and cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. A U-shaped curve association was examined between the two. Low fasting plasma glucose levels and impaired fasting glucose levels were associated with high mortality. The most important adverse effect of hypoglycemia has been associated with brain damage. As an important fuel of the brain, severely low fasting blood glucose may induce…