What is the Ketogenic diet?
The Ketogenic diet is high in fat, low in carbohydrates and has just the right amount of protein. According to the definition on Wikipedia:
‘The diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.’
The key to the paragraph above are the words:
‘The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.’
High Fat Foods:
(Eating fats give you energy)
Avocados, Nuts, eggs, and oily fish such as tuna and sardines are a few of the high fat foods to include in your diet.
Lean meats such as (beef, pork, lamb, and veal), fish such as (cod, flounder, haddock, tuna, catfish, and halibut) and eggs, lentils, pinto beans, and split peas are just to name a few of the protein rich foods to choose from. For a bigger list check out: What are Protein Foods?
Raw spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, romaine lettuce, and flax seeds.
Below are a wealth of information on the Ketogenic diet and low-carbohydrate diets, low-fat diets, recipes, and even a free cookbook download of nutritious meals from junior chefs around the US.
The 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook Free PDF download
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