Fat gets a bad rap. Many tend to gravitate toward low-fat and no-fat products. We have been trained to think fat is bad, which is not always true. A high-fat diet can have many great health benefits. The keto diet is a high fat, low carb diet that is great for weight loss and much more!
The keto diet has become increasingly popular over the last 15 years, but originated back in the 1920s. It was originally created as an alternative to fasting to possibly help children with epilepsy. Today, people have adopted the keto diet to possibly help: increase energy levels, control blood sugar, reduce insulin; the list goes on and on!
What is the Keto Diet?
A typical diet with high carbohydrate intake makes our bodies use glucose as the main source of energy. Our bodies use glucose because it is the easiest to convert into energy. In order to process glucose into the bloodstream, insulin is created. Since the body uses carbs to create glucose for energy, any unused glucose will be stored as fat.
On a keto diet, the body uses an alternative form of energy: ketones. Instead of using glucose for energy, the body uses fat stored in our livers and creates ketones; this process is known as ketosis. Ketones are a great source of energy.
The keto diet focuses on lowering your carbohydrate intake and tremendously increasing the amount of fats you eat. The standard keto diet is 25% protein, 5% carbs, and 70% fat. Foods you should stay away from on the keto diet are: grains, pasta, fruit, SUGAR, starchy vegetables like potatoes, and anything with high carbs. Foods you should eat are: meat, leafy greens, low carb veggies, nuts, high-fat diary, and sugar-free, natural sweeteners (stevia, erythritol, and monk fruit)
Why keto diet?
Many people who adopt the keto diet believe they have more energy, a clearer mind, and feel less hungry throughout the day.
Others turn to the keto diet for specific health reasons. Those who have a family history of diabetes or people with type II diabetes might benefit from the keto diet. A decrease of insulin and blood sugar levels could help prevent diabetes or possibly reverse it. Children with epilepsy can be recommended by a doctor for a keto diet. Those looking to lose weight could benefit from the keto diet. Some use the keto diet to possibly lower their blood pressure and cholesterol level. And some use the keto diet to help control acne.
How we can help!
NuNaturals products work great for people on the keto diet. We offer products to sweeten your life with little to no carbs.
NuStevia NoCarb Blend packets are perfect for on the go. Don’t be tempted to use sugar when you’re out and about. Grab a couple packets of our NuStevia NoCarb Blend and sweeten your iced tea, coffee, or yogurt. The packets deliver the perfect amount to sweeten your day!
Monk Fruit Pure Extract, Sweet Health Pure Erythritol, and Clear NuStevia 2oz are all great no calorie options and won't raise your blood sugar either.
Sweeten up your keto diet with NuNaturals!