Category: Keto Diet

ketogenic diet and pregnancy is it safe?

Is the ketogenic diet safe during pregnancy?

While the ketogenic diet increases in popularity, so does its increased use in women of child-bearing age for seizure management, as well as management for other metabolic or neurological disorders.  This raises the obvious question as to whether or not the ketogenic diet is safe during pregnancy.  However, there is a distinct lack of information…
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Keto Liver and Onions with bacon

Keto Liver and Onions with Bacon Recipe

If nutrient-dense foods on the ketogenic diet are not consumed, a micronutrient deficiency is likely to occur.  Therefore, eating the most nutrient-dense foods on the ketogenic diet is of paramount importance to avoid any adverse effects.  Luckily, because beef liver is incredibly nutrient-dense, providing many essential vitamins and minerals.  Onions provide excellent flavor and prebiotic…
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adverse Effects of the Ketogenic Diet

Adverse Effects of the Ketogenic Diet

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what happens when you’re on the ketogenic diet and you’re avoiding high-carbohydrate fruits like the plague? An adverse effect is an unwanted or harmful effect that is the result of an intervention. Interventions can include medication, surgery, and diet. The ketogenic diet has grown…
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Micronutrient Deficiency on a Ketogenic Diet

How to Avoid Micronutrient Deficiency on a Ketogenic Diet

While vitamins and minerals are considered ‘micronutrients’ due to the small amount that your body needs, they provide several vital functions, and failing to get them can wreak havoc on your health. Alongside macronutrients, micronutrients play crucial roles in our bodies’ daily functions.  Eating a balanced diet full of whole foods should provide adequate amounts…
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“Fad Diet” Certification triples Keto Butter Creamer

“Fad Diet” Certification Triples in the First Quarter of 2019

For Immediate Release Contact: Jonathan David Email: Los Angeles, California. April 19, 2019. By the end of 2018, the Paleo Foundation had certified less than 150 products since it began its Keto Certification program in November 2016. However, as of the beginning of the second quarter of the 2019 calendar year, an unprecedented 500…
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Dietary Fat

Does Dietary Fat Cause Weight Gain?

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat way of eating that has been adopted by many looking to lose weight and improve health. However, many concerns exist as to whether or not a diet that is high in dietary fat can be healthy. And many believe that eating fat can make you fat Afterall, it…
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are low-carbohydrate grains allowed in the ketogenic diet

Low-carb Grains on a Ketogenic Diet

Keeping the carbohydrate intake low on a ketogenic diet is of paramount importance.  However, this often leads to a common question: “Can you can eat low-carbohydrate grains and stay in ketosis?” And, “Do low-carb grains have a place in a ketogenic diet, or should they be eliminated? Here we discuss different types of carbohydrates, dietary…
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What Keto Dieters can learn about Electrolytes from Ketoacidosis

What Keto Dieters can learn about Electrolytes from Ketoacidosis

It was early recognized in the history of the ketogenic diet that the ketone bodies acetoacetic and β-hydroxybutyric acids, arise almost exclusively from the oxidation of fatty acids in the liver during periods of low-carbohydrate intake or fasted states.  These ketotic states are characterized by elevations of plasma free fatty acid (FFA) that lead to…
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low carbohydrate nuts

Low-carbohydrate Nuts for a Ketogenic Diet

Nuts are known as being one of the highest sources of healthy fats and plant-based, low-carbohydrate protein. They are packed with vitamins and minerals, as well as other compounds that can benefit your health in several ways. For these reasons, nuts are an excellent addition to the ketogenic diet. However, some nuts contain more carbohydrates…
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7 foods to eat on a ketogenic diet

Top 7 Foods to eat on a Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is well known for its ability to help people achieve weight loss, blood sugar control, and other health-related goals, but many still want to know what foods to eat on a ketogenic diet.  A traditional ketogenic diet typically limits carbs to 20–50 grams per day which can seem very limited to beginners. …
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