Have you heard about the “Keto Diet” and wonder what it’s all about? The ketogenic diet has actually been practiced since the 1920’s, but there’s been increasing talk about it in the last few years. This high-fat, low-carb diet makes the body burn fat instead of carbohydrates for energy.
When you consistently consume a low-carb diet, your body becomes so depleted of carbs that your liver turns stored fat into fuel that your body uses for energy.
The following foods are some that are consumed and avoided on the ketogenic diet:
Healthy Fats (Critical to provide energy)
Some Nuts and Seeds
Broccoli and Other Cruciferous Vegetables
Herbs and Spices
High Protein (Moderate amounts)
Full-Fat Raw Dairy Products
Medium-Starchy Vegetables (Limit consumption)
All refined sugar and natural sugar including high fructose corn syrup, raw honey and maple syrup
All grains including oats, rice, quinoa, pasta and corn
Processed food including crackers, canned soup, ice cream, processed cheese and cold cut meats
Sweetened beverages including milk and alcohol
While a ketogenic diet can be very beneficial for certain ailments, it may not be for everyone. Joyce and I believe your health starts from the ground up. This means pure, whole food grown in nutrient-dense soil and eaten in its most natural state before any chemicals or preservatives have been added. Eating these foods will give you the most health benefits.
We encourage you to make the recipes in our book (and website) to help you continue to care for your body and live a healthy lifestyle. Our garden-to-table book, Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®, contains recipes made with healing foods that can be incorporated into any diet.