The key to most diets is often whatnot to keep in the cupboard, making it easier to avoid the temptation to give in to food that isn’t good for you. Simple! If it’s not there, you’re not going to eat it!
The Keto diet is a little different. We definitely don’t want you binging on junk food, but sometimes it’s the “save the day” Keto friendly foods that will keep you firing in ketosis.
Here’s 3 of KEETZ’ fatty favorites that will help keep that blood meter reading in the go zone. Zing!!
Eggs are an incredibly diverse ingredient that will make recipes for Keto much easier. Eggs are high in a number of nutrients essential for overall health of the body, a natural source of Iron and Vitamin B12, two nutrients many people are deficient in.
Iron plays an important role in making hemoglobin, which transports oxygen throughout the blood. Vitamin B12 is crucial in the function of the brain and nervous system. Eggs are also a natural source of Iron, Choline and Vitamins D, A and E.
Eggs contain Omega 3 fatty acids that play a role in disease prevention related to the heart, inflammatory, and autoimmune diseases.
KEETZ KITCHEN TIP: Don’t ditch the yolks! The yolks contain almost all of the nutrients, and all of the fat that you’ll need to keep the 70 percent dietary fat consumption in check. Eat eggs in omelets and quiches. Fry, scramble or poach eggs for breakfast and top your salads off with boiled eggs for a tasty packed lunch. Boom!
Avocados are an excellent addition to any Keto cupboard. They are very high in monounsaturated fats, which are an incrediblyhealthy fat that has a positive impact on your body. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, B5, B6, E, K, Folate and Potassium.
Most people don’t realize that Avocados contain more Potassium than bananas. High potassium intake is linked to reduced blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
Have them alongside your morning bacon and eggs, throw them into a smoothie, or use them in your salads.
Coconut Oil is an excellent source of naturally occurring MCT (medium-chain triglycerides). MCTs are a saturated fat that is incredibly easy for your body to convert to energy. MCTs do not need to be broken up, but can be turned into ketones ‘as is’. Brilliant!
That’s great news because coconut oil tastes delicious and is easy to incorporate into your meals. Add it to smoothies, your cup of tea orKeto Coffee for an extra boost of energy. Bake with it for a nutrient packed coconut flavor. Drizzle it over salads for a tasty dressing.
Most vegetable oils become dangerous trans fats when cooked at high-heat. STAY AWAY! Coconut oil does not oxidize with heat so it can be used for cooking, but beware of coconut oil that is hydrogenised. This turns healthy saturated fats into trans fats.
Spike up your knowledge on healthy fats here.
Attempting any diet without preparation is simply setting yourself up for failure. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Check out KEETZ Kitchen – a selection of some of our favorite Keto recipes for all occasions that are easy, delicious and relatively simple to throw together even if you’re no Gordon Ramsey.