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Macadamia Nuts: The Healthiest Nut for a Keto Diet?

Macadamia Nuts: The Healthiest Nut for a Keto Diet?

Nut consumption has been found to improve our health in a variety of ways, including: helping with weight loss enhancing skin health protecting us from heart disease and cancer improving blood pressure reducing cholesterol, blood glucose, and HbA1c levels decreasing our risk of early mortality However, when it comes to choosing the healthiest nut of them all, there is no clear winner. Each one has a slight edge over the others in varying aspects (depending on the ...

What is Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) & Why It’s the Most Efficient Fuel

What is Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) & Why It’s the Most Efficient Fuel

The body has a variety of fuel sources it can use, all with different benefits and downsides. Sugar, for example, is typically our primary energy source — not because it is the most efficient — but because it can be used rapidly by every cell in the body. Unfortunately, we sacrifice efficiency for speed when we burn sugar, which leads to the formation of potentially harmful molecules called free radicals. Conversely, when carb intake is limited, we began using more efficient fuel sources ...

50+ Healthy Keto Snacks to Help with Ketosis

50+ Healthy Keto Snacks to Help with Ketosis

One of the most satiating diets is the keto diet. Keto-friendly foods are typically so filling that keto dieters end up eating fewer calories — and, in many cases, fewer meals — throughout the day. This allows them to lose weight sustainably. However, just because you are following keto doesn’t mean that you are immune to hunger and afternoon energy crashes. If you’re not prepared, and the convenience of processed, carb-dense snacks beckons you, you may very well find yourself with a mouthful ...

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 ...

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 ...

Terminology and Abbreviations

Below, you can find a list of common terminology and abbreviations that are used on a ketogenic diet. Feel free to bookmark this page and come back to it in reference. Common Terms A1/A2 - Types of beta casein protein found in cow's milk. ACV - Apple cider vinegar. BG - Blood glucose. BHB - Beta-hydroxybutyrate. The most prevalent ketone that's used in our body for energy. The main ingredient of exogenous ketones (which are not needed). BPC - Ketoproof coffee. A high-fat ...

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 ...

Top 10 Foods for the Ketogenic Diet

Top 10 Foods for the Ketogenic Diet

Decades of research indicates that high-fat, low-carb keto-friendly foods, the very foods we once thought were destroying our health, may be doing just the opposite. Studies upon studies on the ketogenic diet have been discovering benefits for people with all types of conditions, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease. How could a diet filled with so much cholesterol and fat be so good for us? Because many of the foods that we once thought were ...

Comprehensive Guide To The Vegetarian Ketogenic Diet

Comprehensive Guide To The Vegetarian Ketogenic Diet

The vegetarian diet is commonly regarded as one of the healthiest diets for humanity. Many studies have found that vegetarian diets reduce the likelihood of prevalent diseases like heart disease and diabetes and improve health more than the average non-vegetarian diet. However, this doesn’t mean that the vegetarian diet is the best diet for everyone’s health. The ketogenic diet, for example, has been found to be more effective than the vegetarian diet for weight loss, improving triglyceride ...

Stuffed Beef Rolls

Stuffed Beef Rolls

These stuffed beef rolls are wrapped in prosciutto and stuffed with mushrooms, onions, spinach, cream cheese and other cheeses. They are crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle. I have used beef schnitzel to make these but you could use any steak that is big enough like flank steak. Just cut it thinly and pound until about ½ to a ¼ inch thick. You can also try this recipe using different fillings like sundried tomato, spinach and cheese, or feta, spinach and walnut. If you are ...