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MCT Oil: The Benefits, Risks, and How to Use

MCT Oil: The Benefits, Risks, and How to Use

With their unique health benefits, it's not surprising that medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) have become a staple of many diets. However, as is the case for many other supplements, the increasing popularity of MCTs has given rise to plenty of confusion and misinformation as well.To dispel these myths and uncover the truth about MCTs, we decided to put together a comprehensive guide that will answer your questions, clear up the confusion, and give you some practical suggestions on how you ...

Does the Ketogenic Diet Relieve Gout Symptoms?

Does the Ketogenic Diet Relieve Gout Symptoms?

Painful joints, swelling, sudden intense pain, these are the hallmarks of gout — a type of arthritis that is caused by the buildup of uric acid. Gout usually affects the joints, particularly the base of the big toe, causing gout attacks of severe pain as well as swelling.Fortunately, this condition is simple enough that we can easily study the various causes and risk factors of gout and how to potentially alleviate its symptoms. In fact, the current research has found a plethora of simple ...

Comprehensive Guide to Keto Sweetener Substitutions

Comprehensive Guide to Keto Sweetener Substitutions

The one thing that you may miss the most when you first start the keto diet is the sweets. Fortunately, just because you are cutting out the carbs doesn't mean you have to leave the sweetness behind as well. To satisfy your sweet tooth, all you really need are the right low carb sweeteners — sugar is no longer necessary.Although it is rare to find a keto-friendly sweetener that emulates all of the properties of sugar, there are a handful of low carb sweeteners that you can use to make most ...

10 Signs to Know How You Are in Ketosis

10 Signs to Know How You Are in Ketosis

Carbohydrate restriction and ketosis are the hallmarks of the ketogenic diet. Both confer various benefits and play a major role in the overall success of your new way of eating.Maintaining low carbohydrate intake is simple enough. All you really have to do is stick to a daily carb limit that allows you to get into and stay in ketosis. Knowing if you are in ketosis, on the other hand, can be a bit more confusing.Most of the time it is difficult to tell if you are actually burning ketones ...

How to Follow Keto Without a Gallbladder

How to Follow Keto Without a Gallbladder

Of the questions I am asked often, how to follow the ketogenic diet without a gallbladder is one of the most popular.Since the gallbladder is known for secreting bile so we can digest fats properly, many people are concerned that you cannot follow a high-fat diet (like keto) without a gallbladder. However, this is not true. You may need to make some adjustments to your keto diet and take some digestive health supplements at first, but you can still get all of the benefits of keto after you ...

The 10 Best Tips for Keto Diet Success

The 10 Best Tips for Keto Diet Success

The ketogenic diet is a diet like no other. It combines the power of calorie restriction with the unique benefits of nutritional ketosis to provide people with an effective way to lose weight and improve overall health.As I look deeper into the keto diet, however, there is a huge discrepancy between what people think they need to do versus what the science says is best for most people. Some common myths like "carbs and insulin are the only reason why we get fat", "you will lose weight as ...

Low Carb and Ketogenic Beer Options

Low Carb and Ketogenic Beer Options

Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world. Whether you drink it for the buzz, for their unique flavors, or both, you can find a beer that is perfect for you.However, that beer that you love so much may be not be helping you at all in the long run. This is because the average beer has around 150 or more calories in every 12-ounce serving along with a dose of alcohol, which will cause several adverse effects throughout the body when you have too much.What's even worse ...

Guide to Going Dairy-Free on a Ketogenic Diet

Guide to Going Dairy-Free on a Ketogenic Diet

Doesn't it seem like dairy is in everything? From keto recipes to high-carb snacks and candy, there's some kind of milk product in so many things that we eat.This isn't a problem if you're not allergic or intolerant to dairy at all, but what should you do if struggle with lactose or dairy proteins — especially when you are on a diet that typically consists of a lot of dairy like the ketogenic diet?Fortunately, there are a wide variety of dairy substitutions and dairy-free recipes that ...

How to Lose Weight on a Ketogenic Diet

How to Lose Weight on a Ketogenic Diet

There are many ways to lose weight, and following the ketogenic diet is one of them. In fact, keto is one of the most effective ways to lose weight rapidly and keep the fat off for good.This doesn't mean, that a high-fat, low-carb diet is ideal for everyone that is aiming for weight loss. Some people may fare better with other dietary choices that fit more snuggly into their current lifestyles.Either way, it is possible for you to lose weight and keep it off. In this article, we will ...

Complete Guide to Exercise on the Ketogenic Diet

Complete Guide to Exercise on the Ketogenic Diet

Exercise more, and you'll have better health. Follow the ketogenic diet, and you'll lose weight rapidly and take your health to the next level. But what happens when you combine the two?Although it's reasonable to assume that combining exercise with keto would take your health and weight loss to the next level, the truth behind it is a bit more complicated than that. When we restrict carbs, we cause a plethora of changes throughout the body — some of which affect exercise ...