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While the ketogenic diet has been around for decades, it was not until the last few years that it received the recognition and popularity it deserves. From treating epileptic seizures in children, to stabilizing hormones and aiding in weight loss, there is a whole list of ketogenic diet benefits.  So: you read basics about the ketogenic diet, you have familiarized yourself with ketosis, but do you know what ketones are? Read along to educate yourself more!  Ketones are chemicals which are produced in the liver and used as a source of energy when there is a restriction in carbohydrate intake...

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Although the name may suggest it, the “keto flu” is not a real illness and it has nothing to do with the regular flu. The only reason for the name is perhaps the way you may feel while your body transitions from using glucose as a source of energy to using fat and ketones. This is a result of reducing your carbohydrate intake significantly. What Is Keto Flu? The keto flu is your body’s response to utilizing fats to produce ketones. This process confuses your body, hence why you may be feeling less than yourself during the time you are...

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In this guide you will find what to eat, and what to avoid on the ketogenic diet. Although some of the rules may seem very restrictive and difficult to you, following a low-carb, high-fat lifestyle is easier than you think.      If you are not sure what to eat on the ketogenic diet, here is a quick reference list: What Can I Eat On Keto? Meat Low-carb, unprocessed meats are a staple on keto. It is important to remember that the ketogenic diet is a low-carb, moderate-protein and a high-fat diet. Too much meat can mean too much protein...

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There has been a lot of controversy surrounding low-carb lifestyles, such as the ketogenic diet. Some say that eating high-fat foods will raise your cholesterol, contributing to heart disease or even cause kidney stones.  However, these statements are far from the truth: if you eat wholesome, nutrient-dense foods there is an abundance of health benefits that come with the ketogenic diet. From treating high cholesterol (yes, the good fats you’re consuming will combat your bad cholesterol and as a result, lower it), epilepsy, high blood sugar and obesity, there is a long list of benefits of the ketogenic diet.  In...

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The ketogenic diet’s popularity increased significantly over the past few years. First used as a treatment in drug-resistant children with epilepsy, it quickly became the go-to diet for those who are battling obesity and want to lose weight. Aside from a long list of health benefits such as increased cognitive performance, better memory function and elevated energy, the ketogenic diet is also therapeutic for those with several medical disorders.      To follow the diet, you have to restrict the amount of carbohydrates you consume and increase healthy fats. We know this may be counter-intuitive to the nutritional recommendations you...

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