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THE BENEFITS OF A KETOGENIC DIET


The Ketogenic diet refers to a form of dieting where high fats, adequate protein and low carbs are consumed. Its aim is to deplete the body's glycogen reserves so that it relies on fat and protein for energy. The body then undergoes ketosis, which is a metabolic state in which your liver produces a high number of ketones as an alternative fuel source for the brain. This form of dieting is quite popular, with dozens of pictures showing before and after results circulating all over social media. These are some benefits of the keto diet and how it may help in achieving your goals.  


Weight Loss 


Several studies have shown that people on a high fat, low carb diet burn fat at a faster rate than those with a high carb, low fat diet. This is primarily because lower insulin levels caused by the low carb diet (keto), help to remove excess water from the body. During ketosis, you experience reduced levels of hunger, which can be extremely beneficial in controlling caloric intake, promoting overall weight loss. It has been noted that low carb diets are also effective in reducing visceral fat, primarily stored in the abdominal cavity.  


Mental Performance 


The ketones produced from a low carb diet are a much more efficient source of energy than glucose. Studies have indicated that they can improve cognitive impairment and even help with diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The high-fat diet helps to support the balance of essential omega 3s and omega 6s which are vital for optimal brain function. Additionally, ketosis is able to boost mitochondria production and adenosine triphosphate within the brain's memory cells, thereby improving mental performance and clarity.  


Reduced risk of Chronic Disease 


A ketogenic diet can boost the body's defense against a variety of conditions. By reducing inflammation, and improving mitochondrial function, it can help to mitigate the risk of developing several chronic diseases. Cancer cells typically possess abnormal mitochondria, which need an increased supply of glycogen. Ketosis allows for normal cells to be fed while starving the cancer cells, as they are unable to utilize the ketones for energy because of their dysfunctional mitochondria.  


Improved Blood Pressure 


High blood pressure significantly increases the risk of several diseases and is a leading cause of deaths worldwide. A low-carb diet has been proven to be more effective than a low-fat diet in reducing blood pressure. In fact, some claim that it is just as effective as taking pills. This combined with the weight loss derived from a ketogenic diet, is sure to vastly improve cardiovascular health and function.  


It has been proven by numerous studies in the realm of nutrition science, that this form of dieting can have a very positive impact on your overall health and bodily function. As long as you can find a way to maintain the discipline, the rewards are abundant. For those that have not been able to gain many results from traditional methods, the keto approach is definitely something worth considering.  






References: 


medium.com/@gschmaus/the-ketogenic-diet-and-chronic-disease-3695b2275edd 


healthline.com/nutrition/10-benefits-of-low-carb-ketogenic-diets#section7 


drjockers.com/benefits-ketogenic-diet/ 


medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319196.php 

 

KETO DIET

How Does the Keto Diet Work?

Keto is everywhere; it's the new buzzword, the new favorite among those looking to shed pounds, and the new hate victim of the food-pyramid-spouting-eat-your-whole grains mainstream medical industry. The keto diet, while it is not the magic cure-all for every single disease on the planet, does a pretty dang good job at being the potential causer of healing many horrible conditions. So let's cut through the science, separate fact from fiction, and look at the benefits of the keto diet. 


Benefit #1: Weight Loss

Okay, so this one isn't so astounding, but it is one of the most common reasons people embark on the keto diet. So why is weight loss usually so easy on the ketogenic diet instead of other regular diets? For all of the following reasons:

• The keto diet is composed of approximately 75% fat, 20 % protein, and 5% or less carbohydrates. The high fat content and lack of sugar means diminished cravings, lack of blood sugar swings and binges, and increased satiation. Increased satiation=eating less. Many people also have food sensitivities to grains, even gluten-free ones, so eliminating them may lead to an increased ability to absorb minerals like magnesium and potassium, which in turn means your body is more nourished and you have fewer cravings


  


• Ketones. When your blood sugar is running low, your body turns to its glycogen stores for energy. Typically glycogen stores house about 2000 calories of "backup" energy for when you run out of glucose. Like the intelligent machine it is, your body depletes the glycogen stores and then turns to your own body fat for fuel. 


IMPORTANT: The ketogenic diet is not a free-for-all eat however much cheese or super low-carb fat bomb treats you want diet. If you are eating way more calories than you need, you will not lose weight. So focus on keeping your diet around fatty cuts of grass-fed meat, butter, eggs, avocados, lots of green veggies and cruciferous, and be modest with the keto desserts, dairy, and sweets. 


Benefit #2: Brain Function 


A poorly functioning brain, as you may have already experienced, leads to lessened work productivity, which in turn means an unhappy boss, lack of job satisfaction, sugar cravings for energy, and depression. It's a horrible domino effect. The original ketogenic diet was formulated by Dr. Russell Wilder in the early 20th century to treat epilepsy. The success rate was phenomenal and it is still used today to treat epilepsy and other brain disorders. Research also indicates that ketones are more efficient brain fuel than glucose. (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5102124/)


Benefit #3: Potential Cancer Benefits 


One study showed implementing the ketogenic diet led to a dramatically increased survival time and slower tumor growth. (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5450454/)



Conclusion


If you're reading this article now, chances are you are in some sort of pain, whether physical and/or mental (being overweight, struggling with autoimmune disorders, thyroid disease, fatigue, brain fog) and want to change. Use this information, don't just skim through it and store it in the back of your brain and say "that's nice for some people", motivate yourself to change.

 

HOW TO START A KETO  DIET?

 

Keto Curry Spiked Tuna and Avocado Salad

Preparation time: 5 minutes
🍽 Servings: 1

Ingredients:
6oz Albacore Tuna, drained
1/4 cup Avocado, diced
2 Tbsp chopped Celery
2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Curry powder
Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Procedure:
1) Whisk together mayonnaise, curry powder, salt and pepper in a bowl.
2) Fold in tuna, avocado, and celery.
3) Serve over keto toast or rolled in fresh lettuce. .

➡ Nutritional Information:
Energy - 357 kcal
Protein - 44g (53%)
Fat - 17g (40%)
Carbohydrates - 6g (7%)

 

KETO BROCCOLI AND CHEDDAR FRITTATA

Preparation time: 5 minutes
🍽 Servings: 1
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🥦Ingredients:
3 Eggs
1 Tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/4 cup Broccoli florets
Pinch of Salt and Paprika .
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🥦Procedure:
1) Brush a heat-proof dish with butter.
2) Beat in eggs, salt, and paprika.
3) Mix in cheddar and top with broccoli florets.
4) Set in the microwave for about 3 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy - 377 kcal
Protein - 24g (27%)
Fat - 30g (71%)
Carbohydrates - 2g(2%)

 

KETO CHICKEN FLORENTINE


Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

🍽 Servings: 1

Ingredients:
1 Chicken leg quarter
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp minced Shallots
1.5 cups Chicken Stock
2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
1 cup fresh Spinach
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Procedure:
1) Melt butter in a pan then sprinkle shallots.
2) Add chicken on top of the shallots. Season with salt and pepper.
3) Add enough stock to barely cover the chicken. Bring to a simmer.
4) Cover and poach over low heat for 20-25 minutes.
5) Take chicken out of the pan and set aside.
6) Reduce pan juices to approximately a quarter of a cup.
7) Add spinach and heavy cream. Simmer over low heat until sauce is slightly thick.
8) Return chicken into the pan.
9) Serve hot.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy - 507 kcal
Protein - 53g (44%)
Fat - 30g (53%)
Carbohydrates - 4g (3%)

 

Keto Sandwich Bread

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 minutes
🍽 Servings: 1

Ingredients:
1 large Egg
2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Baking Powder

Procedure:
1) Pour olive oil into a microwave-safe dish, coating the bottom and sides evenly.
2) Add in egg and heavy cream. Beat until well mixed.
3) Stir in coconut flour and baking powder.
4) Spread the batter evenly into the dish with a rubber spatula.
5) Cook in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy - 422 kcal
Protein - 7g (7%)
Fat - 42g (90%)
Carbohydrates - 3g (3%)

 

Keto Tiramisu Fat Bombs

Preparation time: 1 hour

🍽 Servings: 8 fat bombs

Ingredients:
4oz Cream Cheese, softened
2oz Butter, softened
1 tsp Instant Coffee Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Erythritol
1 Tbsp unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 cup crushed Sugar-free Grahams

Procedure:
1) Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
2) Pulse into a smooth dough.
3) Divide the dough and roll into balls.
4) Chill for one hour.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy - 80 kcal
Protein - 1.5g (7%)
Fat - 8g (90%)
Carbohydrates - 1g (3%)

 

Keto Bacon and Kimchi Deviled Eggs

Preparation time: 10 minutes

🍽 Servings: 1

Ingredients:
3 Eggs, hard boiled
1 Tbsp Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Kimchi, chopped
1 Tbsp Bacon bits
1/2 tsp light Soy Sauce
2 tsp chopped Spring Onions
1 tsp toasted Sesame Seeds

Procedure:
1) Peel eggs and cut in half. Separate yolks from the whites.
2) Combine egg yolks, mayonnaise, kimchi, bacon bits, soy sauce, and spring onions in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
3) Spoon mixture into egg white halves.
4) Garnish with spring onions and sesame seeds.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy - 339 kcal
Protein - 20g (25%)
Fat - 26g (70%)
Carbohydrates - 4g (5%)
Fiber - 1g

 

Keto Cheese Biscuits

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes
🍽 Servings: 1

Ingredients:
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
3 Tbsp Almond Flour
1 Egg Yolk
pinch of Black Pepper

Procedure:
1) Combine all ingredients in a bowl and knead into a smooth dough.
2) Line a baking sheet with parchment and preheat the oven to 220C.
3) Place dough in between sheets of parchment and flatten with a rolling pin.
4) Cut into serving-sized pieces and prick holes on the surface with a fork.
5) Transfer onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy - 273 kcal
Protein - 13g (19%)
Fat - 23g (74%)
Carbohydrates - 4.8g (7%)
Fiber - 2g

 

Keto Chicken Taco Soup

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

🍽 Servings: 1

Ingredients:
50g diced Chicken Breasts
2 Tbsp diced White Onion
1 Tbsp diced Red Bell Pepper
1 clove Garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp minced Jalapenos
1.5 cups Chicken Stock
1/3 cup sugar-free Tomato Sauce
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 tsp Taco Spice Mix
50g diced Avocado
Fresh Cilantro for garnish

Procedure:
1) Sear chicken pieces slightly in olive oil.
2) Add garlic, onions, bell peppers, and jalapenos. Sweat until aromatic.
3) Add spice mix, stock and tomato sauce. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
4) Ladle into a bowl and top with avocados and cilantro.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy - 300 kcal
Protein - 12g (16%)
Fat - 25g (74%)
Carbohydrates - 7g (9%)
Fiber - 4g

 

Keto No-bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preparation time: 1 hour

🍽 Servings: 6 cookies

Ingredients:
4 oz Cream cheese, softened
2 oz Butter, softened
1 Tbsp Erythritol
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup sugar-free Chocolate Chips

Procedure:
1) Combine cream cheese, butter, erythritol, and vanilla extract in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
2) Add in the almond flour and blend until into a smooth dough.
3) Fold the chocolate chips into the mixture.
4) Divide the dough into balls and gently flatten into shape.
5) Chill until ready to serve.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy - 136 kcal
Protein - 2.7g (8%)
Fat - 13g (87%)
Carbohydrates - 1.8g (6%)
Fiber - 0.7g

 

Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs

Preparation time: 1 hour
🍽 Servings: 3 fat bombs

Ingredients:
30 grams of Strawberries (fresh or frozen), diced
100 grams Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Erythritol
1/3 cup Coconut Flour

Procedure:
1) Puree the strawberries and erythritol in a food processor.
2) Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
3) Divide the dough into balls and chill until ready to serve.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy - 146 kcal
Protein - 2.6g (7%)
Fat - 14g (85%)
Carbohydrates - 3g (8%)
Fiber - 0.8g

 
 

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Beers while on keto? Here are a few ones you can drink and still stay on keto. Remember, these are still alcohol and must be consumed in moderation. Also, alcohol is not good for the liver, as you know, and if you want to stay maximally healthy, it is always best to avoid liquor and stick to nutrient dense extra-curricular vegetables and fruits for splurges.

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Greens Trailblazer - 0.5 net carbs

Rolling Rock Green Light - 2.6g Net Carbs

Miller 64 - 2.5 Net Carbs

Budweiser Select 55 - 1.9 Net Carbs

Michelob Ultra - 2.6 Net Carbs

Busch Light - 3.2 Net Carbs

 

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