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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about consuming watermelon while on ketogenic diet plan. There are two things that you need to know; the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load. The Glycemic index is the speed in which sugars are elevated in the blood stream. While the Glycemic Load is the quantity of Carbohydrates. The Glycemic load is the Glycemic index times the digestible carbohydrates divided by a hundred. Less than 10 is the low side. Watermelon has a low Glycemic Load but has a high glycemic index. If your metabolism is really slow, avoid consuming watermelon and even berries.
Hey guys, I recently had a question, can I consume watermelon on a ketogenic plan? Let’s just talk about that. There are two things that you need to know, one is the glycemic index that is the speed in which sugars are elevated in the blood stream. That would be consider like if I have a gun right now and I shot a bullet, it is the speed of the bullet. Then you have also something called the Glycemic Load and this is the quantity of Carbohydrates. That is how many bullets coming out. The Glycemic load is the Glycemic index times the digestible carbohydrates divided by a hundred that just the value less than 10 is in the low side. Watermelon has a low Glycemic Load but has a pretty high glycemic index. Now, here’s a thing, if you consume larger amounts of watermelon or any food, this gets multiplied. So with glycemic index, this pretty much stays the same. The same effect but adding more quantity will increase this. So if you keep the small amount, you’ll gonna be okay as long as you stay within your net carbs. And one last point I will bring up if your metabolism is really slow, you want to avoid watermelon and even avoid the berries and not give in to that but for most people that have relatively good metabolism they can get away with a little bit of watermelon and some berries. Alright, thanks for watching!
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,500 healthcare professionals. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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