Nutrition

Top 5 Keto Sweeteners and Sweetener Conversion Chart

When you follow a ketogenic diet, you need to swap your high-carb sweeteners for natural low-carb options. This post will guide you through the best sweeteners to use while following a healthy low-carb, high-fat diet. Infographic Here's our easy to follow guide to healthy low-carb sweeteners ...

7 Keto Foods That Can Stall Your Progress

A keto or low-carb lifestyle can be very effective for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. In addition to increasing fat burning and reducing insulin and blood sugar levels, very-low-carb diets help control appetite and promote satiety, which often leads to a spontaneous reduction in calorie ...

7 Surprising Sources of Hidden Carbs

Following a low-carb or keto diet seems pretty easy: You simply avoid high-carb foods and stick to foods that are allowed. But in our modern world, hidden carbs seem to lurk around every corner, even in foods considered “safe.” And depending on your personal carb tolerance, they may greatly reduce ...

Exogenous Ketones - What You Need To Know

Supplementing with ketone bodies has become increasingly popular over the past few years, when they were first made commercially available. People appear to be using these for many different reasons including that of weight loss and improved mental performance. However, the exact understanding of ...

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 ...

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). As ...

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. Specifi ...

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 strong bon ...

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. T ...

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 ...

7 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Fasting

Humans have been fasting for hundreds of years and have evolved to be able to deal with periods of feast and famine. Today though we live in the thinking that we must eat every 2-3 hours with snacks in between. There is an ingrained belief in us now that if we leave large periods of time between ...

Is Flaxseed Healthy? Safety Concerns, Benefits & Recommendations

Flaxseed is a controversial food among health-conscious people. Although it has been criticized for increasing the risk of certain cancers and other diseases, the research to date on moderate flaxseed use is overwhelmingly positive. In this article, I discuss concerns that have been raised about fl ...

Do Ketones Matter?

A low-carb diet is, indisputably, one of the most effective ways to lose excess body fat. Over and over again, studies have proven the myriad benefits of carbohydrate restriction. Being fat-adapted brings several advantages, as you will have access to your greatest energy store - body fat. Do Mor ...

How Much Fat on a Ketogenic Diet?

Do calories matter? How much fat can I eat to lose weight on a ketogenic diet? These are just some of the many questions I focused on when writing this post. What's the Ideal Fat Intake on a Ketogenic Diet? As most of you know, ketogenic diets are high in fat, adequate in protein and low in ca ...

Ketogenic Food Pyramid

Hi Friends! We've been working on a keto food pyramid to help you stick with your diet and make the right food choices. Just like my recipes, this pyramid is primal-friendly and if you skip the dairy section, it's also suitable for a paleo diet. To learn about ketogenic foods in detail, c ...

Ketogenic Nutrition and Exercise: Protein

In my previous post, I focused on the nutrition aspects of exercise and carbohydrates. This post is all about protein and exercise. I have outlined some basic facts about protein intake in this post, it and I'm going to expand and clarify some points that cause confusion. Eat More Protein if Y ...

Ketogenic Nutrition and Exercise: Carbs

In my previous post, How to Exercise on a Keto Diet, I outlined the some of the basic facts about exercise and the most common myths. In this and future posts, I'd like to focus on nutrition aspects of exercise. Foods containing carbs are not all evil and I'll explain when clean paleo-friend ...