You may have been wondering if you’ve been doing the right thing or even eating the right food for your keto diet. Well, with proper diet and exercise, the next thing you’ll probably think about is if it is okay to enjoy a snack or two when you are feeling hungry. One of the key principles of keto diet is to prevent hunger for hours after eating a full meal but it does not mean that it’s a mortal keto-sin to munch on a snack when you feel like it or when your body seems to need more energy during the day. Continue reading “Snacks That Can Make or Break Your Keto Diet”
The ketogenic diet has gained notoriety among people who want to lose weight. But this also became controversial as some people assert that since ketogenic diet involves eating foods that are high in fat, this diet raises cholesterol levels and can cause heart disease. Continue reading “Benefits of Ketogenic Diet”
If you’ve been into ketogenic diet for some time now, you may have already known that this involves a very low carb, high fat diet. Many people have been inclined to try this diet because it proves to be effective in weight loss management and keeping our body healthier. The science behind ketogenic diet is that when carbohydrate intake is low, the body adapts by producing a different source of energy called ketones. This means that there are certain foods that should be consumed in high amount and foods that should be avoided to achieve the goal of the ketogenic diet.
Ketones or ketone bodies are water-soluble molecules that are produced by the liver when we are on a low-carb diet like keto. These three types of molecules, created from fatty acids are acetoacetate, its derivatives beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetone. The process is called ketogenesis. Continue reading “What are ketones?”
Most of us on the ketogenic diet when thinking of fruits, we often associate sugars with fruits so assume that they are not at all allowed to be consumed on keto. Some fruits can be eaten more than others on keto, based on their levels of carbohydrates. The glycemic index is a helpful tool to help choose our keto fruits. Continue reading “What fruits are safe on the ketogenic diet?”