As the ketogenic diet is being embraced in the mainstream, many are asking: what is the truth behind the name “Keto Banana Bread”?
It is a claim that has been gaining traction with critics who say it is not healthy and promotes a form of self-harming behavior.
A recent study from University of Washington suggests the ketobeat can cause severe brain injury.
But the ketos are also touted as being nutritious, high in protein, and free of carbohydrates, which are the culprits in the ketosis.
Some say that keto’s high fat content has led to a rise in obesity.
And the ketodiet may be the best way to get the most bang for your buck in the world.
But is it really that simple?
“There are no scientific studies showing that it is healthy to eat a banana bread that is made of refined carbohydrates and high fat,” says Paul Sperling, a researcher at Harvard Medical School.
“People have tried all sorts of things to get rid of the high fat in bananas.
There are a lot of different things that can go wrong.”
In a nutshell, the research suggests that there is a bit of a disconnect between the claim that the ketoid bread is a “health food” and the reality of its composition.
As the name implies, it contains a significant amount of carbohydrate, while the carbohydrate content in other foods is quite low.
It is also made from a fruit that is typically high in sugar, so there is less sugar in the banana bread compared to the amount in the typical bread.
The sugar content is often not accounted for.
“There is no real scientific evidence that there are any health benefits from consuming a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet,” says Sperlin.
But that is not the case with keto.
The keto diet is a healthy way to reduce sugar, which is the main culprit in the obesity epidemic, and also to reduce insulin levels, which can lead to metabolic syndrome, which increases the risk of developing diabetes and other chronic conditions.
The high fat and low sugar in keto can help keep insulin levels stable, says Dr. Joseph Pimentel, an associate professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco.
“The high-glycemic index of a banana has been linked to insulin resistance, and therefore to diabetes and obesity,” he says.
A healthy way of eating may be one way to go, but the ketoprofen, the ingredient in ketodiol, has been shown to be a more potent inhibitor of the pancreas and blood glucose.
It can also increase the number of red blood cells, which helps to reduce inflammation in the body.
There is also the matter of how much ketone bodies there are in the bananas.
The study by Pimentels team in 2015, which was published in the Journal of Nutrition, found that the average amount of fat and protein in bananas was 20 per cent and 12 per cent respectively.
So, if we assume that bananas contain 20 per cwt and 12 cwt of carbohydrates and fat and that a person is trying to eat less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day, it is possible that he or she is consuming less than a kilogram of carbohydrates daily.
The authors concluded that there was not enough information to recommend that people avoid consuming bananas, but it did provide some clues about how to eat them.
“We were not able to prove that consuming a lot more carbohydrate would increase fat and increase fat content, but we could demonstrate that it was likely that consuming more carbohydrate was likely to increase fat,” Pimentles team concluded.
The researchers then tested the effects of consuming a ketone-rich banana bread on a group of overweight and obese people who were on a strict ketogenic regime.
“When we tested their ketogenic diets, we found that consuming the ketonodiol in banana bread was significantly more effective in increasing the number and quality of ketone body compared to that in the other foods we tested,” the study said.
The results were similar when the researchers added in other types of carbohydrates as well.
The dieters on the ketowin lost more weight than those who were consuming a normal diet, but their overall calorie intake remained stable.
But they gained more fat, which may have resulted in the high carbohydrate content of the banana.
So there is not as much fat in the diet as we think.
“I think that we would be wise to do more research on the effects that ketodiac acids and other ketones may have on the body,” says Pimentes team.
“For the purposes of research, it’s probably better to take a look at the effect of other foods that may be in the same basket.”
So, is the ketotobeat really healthier than other diets?
Dr. Peter D’Agostino, a professor of dietetics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, says that the research is not conclusive, but that people who are on a ketogenic or