7 Mind-Blowing Ketogenic Foods
Ketogenic diet is a low carbs, adequate protein and high fat diet which has tremendous amount of health benefits, it is specially followed for weight-loss but it also have several other benefits, like it helps in diabetes, cancer, heart diseases etc.
When body is on ketogenic diet, to overcome it’s carbs daily requirements, body starts burning the fats, which in last results in weight-loss.
Ketogenic diet are also used in several disorders, it’s very beneficial in metabolic health, here we will be discussing 7 super ketogenic foods that are cheaply available and will start giving you result in just a week.
1. Coconut oil
Coconut is very much keto-friendly, it’s little or no carbs and pure fat. Most of the fats of coconut oil is saturated, triglycerides, which boosts in body fat burning.
You can replace your traditional olive oils or other oils to cook your food in coconut oil.
Keep in mild that pure coconut oil can alter your food flavours, try using refined coconut oil for a neural taste.
2. Seeds and nuts
Seeds and nuts are a complete food, it contains ample amount of nutrients and protein that having them in the breakfast can be super beneficial for you. They alone can supply you enough amount of energy to carry on your day to night work.
Seeds and nuts are easily available and so handy that you can carry them in small containers when on work and have them as your day snacks also. Not all nuts come under keto-foods you need to be selective here, like cashews can contain over 30g of carbs per 100g.
Have the below carbs when on keto-diet:
- Pine nuts
Vegetable less in starch are a great diet to get onto ketogenesis, they full fill your daily needs of vitamin, minerals and other nutrients.
Most easy way to choose your keto-vegetable is to avoid most of the root veggies and eat green leafy vegetables.
Stick to below veggies for confusion:
- Green beans
- Bell Peppers
- Cauli flower
Meat is high protein, less carb and adequate fat food, when ever there will be a list created on keto-foods, meat will always be there. Fresh meat is always preferred because processed and packed meat contain added sugars and preservatives that is not good for ketogenesis. If you have no choice fresh meat then always check the label for any non keto substance added in the meat.
Some good keto meats are:
5. Cheese and fat dairy
All type of cheese are allowed in keto diet, cheese is low on carbs and high on fat, cottage cheese is the most healthy of all the cheese.
Milk does not come into keto-diet, it has good amount of sugars and carbohydrates. Butter is obviously a must include on keto-diet, use it to cook and grill foods. You can also take low fat yogurt, its probiotics helps in digestion and keeps your metabolism good.
6. Unsweetened Coffee and Tea
Plain coffee and tea without added sugar or milk are drinks to start your ketogenic day, with no carbs and high antioxidants, tea and coffee works as a great mind freshener.
Drinking tea can help in cardiovascular diseases, helps in lowering blood pressure, help with weight loss and strengthening immune system.
7. Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices are good for health and for overall metabolic activities of the body.
The use of herbs and spices has been through ancient times. Many herbs are used for their medicinal properties, well before culinary use. They not only add taste to the food but also can contributes to many health benefits, and many of them are keto-friendly.
Herbs and spices you can have: