Want to lose weight or achieve fitness/health goals without starving yourself or relying on diet fads? You will never go wrong with a ketogenic diet.
What is the ketogenic diet?
In simple words, the ketogenic diet (keto in short) is a low-carb, high-fat diet. The goal is to eat food that is high in healthy fats, and protein and low in fats. The aim is to bring down the sugar levels in your body. Once the sugar levels get depleted, the body will rely on sugar reserves and ketones ( a type of molecule) to generate energy. This will lead to weight loss in the long run.
There are several benefits of following the keto diet to the tee:
Promotes consistent weight loss and improved metabolism.
Reduces the risk of certain cancers.
Improves heart health.
However, just like any other diet, the effectiveness of the diet will depend on what goes on your plate. Consuming the keto-friendly foods listed below will give the desired results in a shorter time.
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Its Time To Be Fishier
AgenciesNope, you don’t have to go vegan to be on a ketogenic diet.
Fish is high in nutrients and low in cholesterol. So this makes fish perfect for the keto diet. Fatty fishes like salmon are rich in B vitamins, potassium, and selenium. Fatty fishes also including sardines or pomfrets are also very high in Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are associated with lower insulin levels. Daily intake of fish may lower the risk of many diseases such as cardiac diseases.
Good News, Meat Lovers
AgenciesOne of the greatest things about the ketogenic diet is that you don’t have to swear off meat. A diet that is high on lean meat like chicken or grass-fed meat can lead to 8 per cent higher levels of HDL (good cholesterol). Grass-fed meat tends to be richer in omega 3-fatty acid and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than meat from grain-fed animals.
Sunday Ho Ya Monday Roz Khao Ande (Eggs)
Poor eggs! They can’t catch a break it seems. Often thought to be a bane for health due to the egg yolk which is known to be high in cholesterol, eggs don’t quite deserve their ill repute. Recent studies have shown that eggs contain less than 1 gram of carbs…