Ketogenic Diet, done right!

Keto Diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. This dietary plan entails minimizing your carbs intake and increasing your fats intake to get your body to use of fat as a form of energy.

After about two to seven days of following this eating routine, your body enters into ketosis. Ketosis is a bodily process wherein it starts producing ketones in the liver to produce energy. Ketone is a type of organic compounds that your body uses in place of those missing carbs.

Keto Diet induces ketones and decanoic acid that help in minimizing seizures. The ketogenic diet essentially uses your body fat as an energy source – so there are obvious weight loss benefits. The ketogenic diet has gained a lot of popularity over the past couple of years. However, there remains an area of ambiguity in terms of the foods consumed while on this diet. High-fat content in the diet raises serious questions regarding the dietary intake while on this diet. It’s no secret that consumption of foods with high high-fat content poses a serious risk on our heart’s health. 

While on Ketogenic Diet, the focus must be diverted to good fats from just fats. The focus should be shifted to the introduction of heart-healthy fat-rich foods. Seafood on the lines of fish, salmon, regular foods on the lines of cheese, avocados, fresh meat and poultry, 

Also, one should add coconut oil to your diet. The main fatty acid in coconut oil is lauric acid, a slightly longer-chain fat. It has been suggested that coconut oil’s mix of MCTs and lauric acid may promote a sustained level of ketosis. One can also consider olive oil. It provides impressive benefits for your heart. As a pure fat source, olive oil contains no carbs. It’s an ideal base for salad dressings and healthy mayonnaise.

Nuts and seeds are healthy, high-fat and low-carb foods – Almonds, Brazil nuts, Cashews, Pistachios, Walnuts, Chia Seeds, Pumpkin seeds and the works.

Plain Greek yoghurt and cottage cheese are healthy, high-protein foods. While they contain some carbs, they can still be included in a ketogenic lifestyle.

These slight tweaks in your daily diet can make the world of a change, and get you the result that you’ve been working hard for!

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