In the popular and widely used Atkins diet, the body burns fat as its main fuel. This process produces ketosis and hence increased levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate (BOB) acetoacetate (AcAc) and its by-products acetone and acetol. These products are potential precursors of the glycotoxin methylglyoxal. Since methylglyoxal and its byproducts are recognized as a significant cause of blood vessel and tissue damage, we measured methylglyoxal, acetone, and acetol in subjects on the Atkins diet. We found that by 14-28 days, methylghyoxal levels rose 1.67-fold (P = 0.039) and acetol and acetone levels increased 2.7- and 6.12-fold, respectively (P = 0.012 and 0.028). Samples from subjects with ketosis showed even greater increases in methylglyoxal (2.12-fold), as well as acetol and acetone, which increased 4.19- and 7.9-fold, respectively; while no changes were seen in samples from noncompliant, nonketotic subjects. The increase in methylglyoxal implies that potential tissue and vascular damage can occur on the Atkins diet and should be considered when choosing a weight-loss program.
Wow, WTG being a radical! makes you feel so cool! look up acetone. Wait, I’ll do it for you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone
Acetone is a good solvent for many plastics and some synthetic fibers. It is used for thinning polyester resin, cleaning tools used with it, and dissolving two-part epoxies and superglue before they harden. It is used as one of the volatile components of some paints and varnishes. As a heavy-duty degreaser, it is useful in the preparation of metal prior to painting.
H336 (97.99%): May cause drowsiness or dizziness [Warning Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Narcotic effects]
Effects of Long Term Exposure The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dryness and cracking.
Ingestion Prevention Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Acetone may form explosive mixtures with chromic anhydride, chromyl chloride, hexachloromelamine, hydrogen peroxide, nitric acid and acetic acid, nitric acid and sulfuric acid, nitrosyl chloride, nitrosyl perchlorate, nitryl perchlorate, permonosulfuric acid, potassium tert-butoxide, thiodiglycol and hydrogen peroxide. (maybe this is how people spontaneously combust? j/k, or am I?)
For more reading on the dangers of a high fat diet.
Once again, this is how we screwed up our diet.
So you can go Keto and AT LEAST cut out 34% flours + 7% sugars = 41% reduction off 1970s or go HCLF and AT LEAST cut out the 48% of added fats or you could go Whole Starch Low Fat and cut BOTH OFF and follow a diet recommended by the consensus of over 400 top health professionals in the world.
Take the olive branch here 🙂 take the best of both worlds. Its a sane foundation you can build to your own uniqueness despite the fact we are all the same species.
The DNA of all human beings living today is 99.9% alike
That .1% really all that special? maybe 🙂 LMK!