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What is Keto?
November 09, 2019 23:40 Keto 101
Keto is short for the ketogenic lifestyle. This dietary shift helps the body reach nutritional ketosis, promoting the break down of fat and production of ketones as a source of fuel. When your body is functioning in a state of ketosis, a number of health benefits can occur including fat loss, higher energy levels, improved blood sugar and increased mental clarity and focus.The ketogenic diet focuses on eating a large percentage (60-70%) of fats (primarily "good fats, examples: avocado, olive, seeds, raw nuts, coconut, "dark" chocolate, fatty wild fish, etc), a moderate percentage (25-30%) of protein, examples: (nuts, pasture raised eggs, meats: wild and pasture raised, hemp seed, pea protein, some cheese (if no sensitivities), and a low percentage (5-10%) of carbohydrates, examples: (berries, low starch vegetables, melons, citrus).