A Drink To Control Blood Sugar
Ketone monoester drinks — a popular new food supplement — may help control blood sugar, say researchers from the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. Ketone supplements, say the researchers, are proving fertile ground for research into Type 2 diabetes because, according to Little, ketones are the natural fuel source of the body when it’s in ketosis — the metabolic byproduct of consuming a low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet. The team asked 15 people to have a ketone drink after fasting overnight. After 30 minutes, they were then asked to drink a fluid containing 75 grams of sugar while blood samples were taken. It turned out that the ketone drink seemed to launch participants into a sort of pseudo-ketogenic state where they were better able to control their blood sugar levels with no changes to their insulin.