3 Tablespoons Almond Flour
1 Tablespoon Butter
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
30g Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Clove of Garlic1 Free-Range Egg
Rosemary to season
Takes around 5 minutes in total!
There is no such medical condition as carbohydrate deficiency, as there are ZERO essential carbohydrates. Therefore a diet low in carbohydrates is safe and will lead to lower blood sugar levels, lower insulin in the body and consequently lower fat storing. The two remaining nutrients, fat and protein are both essential to survival and also (in the right quantities) have much less effect on blood sugar.
Our own liver produces saturated fat to provide us energy so common sense would seem to point to saturated fat being a good thing. Healthy fats can be obtained from things like avocado, nuts, meat and butter.
Note: vegetable oils contain no vegetables and are really industrial seed oils. Manufacturers use chemical processes and immense heat to produce these oils and they’re not healthy. Trans-fat is also not healthy (if an oil or food package states something is ‘hydrogenated’ it’s best to avoid)
Protein is used for repair and growth for the body. In the low carb or Keto diets you keep protein to moderate levels. This is because large amounts of protein can’t be stored in the body so if you consume too much the body will convert it to glucose. Protein can be from plant based sources or from animal products. You do not have to be a meat eater to be Keto.
The research team — comprised of experts from seven different countries — evaluated data collected from 19 studies on a total of 68,094 older adults. The team was seeking to determine if LDL cholesterol is associated with death in the older adults. According to the cholesterol hypothesis, it should directly relate. According to the BMJ study, it doesn’t. Researchers say almost 80 percent of the participants in the studies who had high LDL cholesterol did not die because of their cholesterol level. On the other hand, researchers discovered people with low levels of LDL cholesterol, or LDL-C, had the highest rates of death related to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. (SEE THE STUDY FOR YOURSELF HERE)
For healthy people who don't have diabetes and aren't pregnant, ketosis usually kicks in after 3 or 4 days of eating less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. That's about 3 slices of bread, a cup of low-fat fruit yogurt, or two small bananas. You can start ketosis by fasting, too.
Doctors may put children who have epilepsy on a ketogenic diet, a special high-fat, very low-carb and protein plan, because it might help prevent seizures. Adults with epilepsy sometimes eat modified Atkins diets.
Some research suggests that ketogenic diets might help lower your risk of heart disease. Other studies show specific very-low-carb diets help people with metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Researchers are also studying the effects of these diets on acne, cancer, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and nervous system diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Lou Gehrig's disease.”
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The point of the way of eating is to avoid refined carbohydrates (or anything that raises blood glucose to a spike and quickly too)
This means many foods that some may consider ‘bad,’ are actually fine. Common sense should tell you that vegetables and nuts are fine.
The fantastic nutritional benefits that are yielded from green leafy vegetables can not be underestimated. Cooked or raw. If cooked in coconut oil or butter or raw with a drizzle of olive oil.
Some people can cope with the sweeter vegetables such as carrots and parsnips. Only once you’ve started eating this way will you be able to judge how you cope with the additional sweetness of some vegetables, for example sweet corn.
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