You may have heard about ketosis being dangerous. And what about ketoacidosis? The names may be similar, but each one is a completely different state in the body.
Ketoacidosis occurs when your blood’s pH becomes too acidic for the body to handle. A normal pH level is between 7.35 and 7.45.
Ketoacidosis also happens when your ketone blood level is more than 5 mmol/l. Your blood ketone levels for a ketogenic diet must be 0.6-0.3 mmol/l.
The symptoms include vomiting, dehydration, and worst– coma and death. This is common in people with Type 1 Diabetes with high blood glucose levels.
Meanwhile, ketosis is a normal state when the body's main fuel source becomes fat instead of sugar.
Fat provide a high quality energy for our body in a steady state throughout the day.
So the next time someone warned you about the dangers of low carb diet, you'll know they are talking about ketoacidosis.
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