The Best 5 Keto Pancake Recipes

The Best 5 Keto Pancake Recipes

One struggle that many of us have when we first start the ketogenic diet is the cravings we have for all of our sugar-filled favorites that we can't eat anymore. When it comes to breakfast, one of the most widely missed sugar-filled foods is pancakes.With their fluffy, cakey texture accompanied by melted butter and sweet maple syrup, it is hard not love pancakes — but they are so unhealthy. The processed sugar and white flour that are typically used to make pancakes are a nightmare for your ...

The 10 Best Keto Ice Cream Recipes

The 10 Best Keto Ice Cream Recipes

5th century BC is when the first sweet ice cream-like dessert was made. The ancient Greeks would line up at Athen's street market to buy this sweet ice cream-like treat that consisted of snow, honey, and fruit. Even Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, encouraged his patients to eat this brand new ice-y food  "as it livens the life-juices and increases the well-being."Unfortunately, as ice cream evolved over the centuries, we took out any enlivening ingredients and replaced them with ...

Keto Flour Substitutions

Keto Flour Substitutions

Melty chocolate chip cookies, moist double chocolate layer cake with vanilla frosting, delicious donuts, fluffy pancakes, fresh Belgium waffles —  just the thought of them will make your mouth water and induce an intense craving. Do you have to fight against these cravings for the rest of your life?Although only one serving of these sugar-filled foods can easily put you over your carb limit for the day (or, in some cases, the entire week), this doesn't mean that you have to give them up ...

The Best 10 Keto Bread Recipes

The Best 10 Keto Bread Recipes

Bread is one of most widely consumed foods in westernized societies. In the United States, it is the second most commonly eaten food, following closely behind grain-based desserts.This data is not surprising when you consider how many popular food items come with bread. From delicious foods that use bread as an edible food delivery mechanism like sandwiches and hamburgers to the meals that are served with a side of bread like soups, salads, and pasta — it is almost astonishing that we don't ...

What is Ketosis?

What is Ketosis?

Ketosis is the metabolic state when blood ketone levels reach a certain level (around 0.5 mmol/L). People will typically enter ketosis when they restrict carbohydrates (i.e., by following the ketogenic diet) or eat little to no calories (i.e., fasting for multiple days).In general, the body will not enter ketosis as long as there are enough carbs available from the diet or stored glycogen (the storage form of sugar) to provide the cells with energy. As long as sugar is available (and you ...

Can the Ketogenic Diet Improve Acne?

Can the Ketogenic Diet Improve Acne?

Pimples, blackheads, and red bumps — the primary symptoms of acne vulgaris — affect more than 85% of adolescents and around 50% of people who are over the age of 25. In fact, so many people have acne that it is now the most common skin disease of western civilization.Fortunately, recent research suggests that acne doesn't have to be so prevalent. Simple dietary interventions may be all we need to reduce the severity and incidence of acne.But is it really possible to treat acne from the ...

The 10 Best Keto Pizza Recipes

The 10 Best Keto Pizza Recipes

Pizza is one of the most widely consumed foods in westernized countries — especially in the United States. In fact, pizza is the 5th most common calorie source for all Americans ages 2 and up, making up an average of around 98 calories per day of the American diet.Unfortunately, these findings aren't surprising when you consider how pizza can satisfy almost every craving and stimulate every aspect of your palate.With its saltiness, starchy dough, cheese, a bit of sweetness from the ...

Shirataki Noodles: How to Cook Them and Their Health Benefits

Shirataki Noodles: How to Cook Them and Their Health Benefits

These noodles are becoming increasingly popular as a low-carb, ketogenic pasta replacement, but what is the story behind these keto-friendly noodles?Shirataki noodles — also known by other names like miracle noodles, glucomannan noodles, konjac noodles, or konnyaku noodles — are gelatinous and translucent traditional Japanese noodles common in Asian Cuisine. They are made from the konjac plant which is ground and shaped into various types of pasta and rice — but don't be fooled, these ...

Keto And Alzheimer’s Disease

Keto And Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia. For decades, researchers have been struggling to find therapies that prevent or, at least, delay the progression of the disease, but now we have some promising evidence.Current research suggests that the ketogenic diet and ketones have a wide range of neurological benefits that help address many factors that contribute to the progression of Alzheimer's disease. However, before we get into ...

Ketogenic Diet vs. SAD and Exercise

Ketogenic Diet vs. SAD and Exercise

The ketogenic diet keeps astonishing researchers with its ability to reverse a handful of diseases. But can keto help quell the growing epidemic of metabolic syndrome that now affects 1 in 4 American adults?A 2017 research study provides compelling evidence that it can. In fact, the data suggests that the ketogenic diet is much more effective than the old paradigm of diet and exercise.Metabolic Syndrome — When Your Health Goes From Bad to WorseThe study that we will focus on ...