We recently touched on how you can use the ketogenic diet to control symptoms of diabetes such as elevated glucose and triglycerides. In this article, we examine research showing the impact that the ketogenic diet has on levels of the hormone insulin, a key regulator of blood sugar in the body. What is Insulin’s Role in the Body? Before we look at the research, we need to know our main players. Insulin is a protein-based hormone produced by beta-cells located in the pancreas. The pancreas, which is located under the stomach, also produces enzymes that aid with digestion. Insulin’s primary..
Bread is something that most of us miss while on keto. From the simplicity of sandwiches, to the gourmet aspect of adding croutons to your soup – it’s an ingredient that is both versatile and easy to use. Today, we’re going to use Keto Cloud bread to make a delicious and super simple bacon, avocado, and chicken sandwich. It’s a little bit of a play on the classic BLT – made with more fat, more flavor, and the delicious texture you remember! I’ve been a fan of Keto Cloud Bread ever since I did the Strawberry Shortcake recipe with them...
Fall is here! The leaves are slowly turning orange and the weather is becoming cooler each day that passes by. Pumpkins are popping up in the farmers market, and pumpkin spice…everything is making a return. I say that like it’s a bad thing, but I really do love the deep flavors that come out with pumpkin spice – and even better, I’m bringing them to you keto style. I know many of you saw that the first month of Keto Delivered had its setbacks, but month two went much more smoothly – and here’s to hoping the same for month..
A common misconception is that because ketogenic diets are high in fat, they must increase cholesterol in your body and clog your arteries. However, much of the recent research shines light on how low-carb diets can optimize your cholesterol levels and in fact improve your heart health. Here we show the most up-to-date research on how different types of cholesterol impact the body and how the ketogenic diet can be a useful tool in maintaining a robust cardiovascular system. Cutting through the Fat: What are Lipids and Cholesterol? Before we can examine the research, we need to understand the roles..
With school starting and everyone revving up to wake early in the morning, I thought that some peanut butter bars would be the perfect thing to share with everyone. These bars are fantastic to pack in a lunchbox for either school or work, and they double as an extremely tasty dessert. Chocolate and peanut butter is just a plain classic combination. Everyone seems to love it, and it’s always a hit when I serve it to guests. The bitter dark chocolate plays with the sweet peanut butter fudge filling – giving a great balance in the flavors. Everyone would reach..
With all of the ice cream recipes that have been getting love lately, there’s been a rising amount of people that want to make ice cream without a machine. Keto and ice cream go great together – you get a creamy, full bodied flavor with tons of fat and a fraction of the carbs. Tasteaholics have written this guest post, and I was thrilled when they told me about this. A keto ice cream recipe – that needs no machine. Without further ado, here’s Vicky and Rami: “Before we began our keto journey, we were big fans of chocolatey, fudgey, gooey,..
As many of you know, I started Keto Delivered, a subscription box, a few months back. I launched this service because I wanted to showcase how people can make keto fun. I know when most people think of the ketogenic diet, they don’t get very excited – no carbs means no enjoyment out of food, or so people think. Keto Delivered aims to put the spotlight on small companies around the USA that are bringing out high quality keto friendly products that make keto cooking fun again! The first box has started arriving at people’s houses, and I’m super happy..
Keto and casseroles seem to go hand in hand when you think about the type of high-fat foods that are being included. All of the cheeses you’re able to use create an ooey, gooey texture that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re a working mom, a college student, or you just want an easy meal – this casserole will get the job done! This is my Southwestern-esque take on Shepherd’s Pie. It’s got a great heat coming through from the chili seasoning, a good balance of acidity and sweetness from the tomatoes, and plenty of cheese to boot. The cauliflower on..
Summer is such a treat on keto as the berries are in season and there’s so many things to make with them! The weather this year has made the harvests bountiful and they’ve been popping up at just about every farmers market we’ve been to. Since summer’s coming to a close, we thought that picking up some strawberries would be a great idea before they’re out of season! The keto cloud bread does perfect with this easy shortcake recipe. Instead of using the traditional biscuit or croissant pre-made dough to make the shortcake portion, these light and fluffy cakes are..
If you all didn’t know by now, Asian food is in one of my favorite categories of food. Prior to keto, grabbing take-out was the time of the week I looked forward to the most. From Sweet and Sour Chicken to Grilled Short Ribs, I’ve tried to recreate as many favorites as I can into keto friendly recipes that everyone can enjoy. Kung Pao Chicken is traditionally a spicy stir fry made with chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers. It normally calls for Sichuan peppercorns, but since they can be a bit expensive and for some hard to get –..