Peanuts on a Ketogenic Diet: Eat or Avoid?

People who follow a keto lifestyle typically avoid legumes because they are high in carbs. However, peanuts are often viewed as an exception and treated more like tree nuts than legumes. On the other hand, there may be legitimate concerns about consuming peanuts, especially in large amounts. This ar ...

Top 11 Nutrient-Dense Keto Foods

Nutrient-dense foods are rich in protein, vitamins, and/or minerals yet contain few calories. In addition, they are typically minimally processed. However, many of the lists of nutrient-dense foods found online include fruit, grains, and other items too high in carbs to be included in a keto diet. ...

Caffeine on a Ketogenic Diet: Friend or Foe?

Caffeine is one of the most popular ingredients worldwide. Although it provides many benefits, caffeine can have negative effects as well. Whether caffeinated beverages are mostly helpful, potentially counterproductive, or neutral for people on keto or low-carb diets is somewhat controversial. This ...

Practical Guide to Fasting

The benefits of fasting to both the body and the mind are becoming more and more apparent. Who should and should not fast and what type of fasting should be done will vary depending on the individual. What are the Main Forms of Fasting? With the increase in popularity in fasting, there have been ...

Vegetarian Diet and Keto - Can These Two Work Together?

With the growing popularity of keto and its health benefits, some vegetarians have considered giving it a try. But can keto and vegetarianism be combined in a way that is well balanced and sustainable? Are there any risks involved? This article will explore these questions and make recommendations f ...

High Cholesterol on a Keto Diet - Should You Be Concerned?

As keto and low-carb diets have become increasingly popular, some people who follow this way of eating have noticed a sharp rise in their LDL cholesterol. Understandably, most have become concerned, since elevated LDL is typically considered a major heart disease risk factor. However, the reason ...

Complete Guide to Magnesium Supplementation

With magnesium being the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, it plays a wide role in many important processes. Over the past century though, there has been a significant decrease in magnesium intake (1). The recommended nutrient intake per day for magnesium is between 300-400 mg/day (2). ...

Ketogenic Diet and Type 1 Diabetes

What is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The immune system is a defence that guards the body against bacteria, fungi or parasites. A combination of genetics and an environmental (viral infection, vaccines, low levels of vitamin D, cow’s milk or increased insulin dema ...

The Importance of Potassium in Low-Carb Diets

What is Potassium and why is it needed? Just like magnesium, potassium is one of the main electrolytes within the body. Along with sodium and chloride, potassium is responsible for maintaining electrolyte balance. Electrolytes are responsible for sending electrical impulses around the body. Speci ...

Ketogenic Diet and Menopause

Menopause can be very difficult on a number of levels. Although each woman's experience is different, many find that they gain fat, lose muscle tone, and struggle with hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings during this time. In this article, I'll discuss how a low-carb or keto diet combined with ...

The Importance of Magnesium in Low-Carb Diets

What is Magnesium and Why is it Needed in the Body? Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is needed for several important functions including: Maintaining normal muscle and nerve function Keeping a healthy immune system Maintaining normal heart rhythm Building ...

Dairy on a Ketogenic Diet

Dairy has received both good and bad press over the years with respect to its effects on weight and overall health. Although milk, ice cream and nonfat dairy products don't belong in a keto diet, butter, cheese and other types of full-fat dairy may be a good fit, depending on the individual. This ...

Nuts & Seeds on a Ketogenic Diet

Are Nuts and Seeds Keto-Friendly Foods? As a registered dietitian who follows and recommends a well-balanced, very-low-carb diet, I've become concerned about the number of healthy foods being criticized for containing too many carbs. Although there's no denying that certain plant foods don't belo ...

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