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 ...

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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). ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 detai ...

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