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Foods You Can and Cannot Eat on the Ketogenic Diet

Foods You Can and Cannot Eat on the Ketogenic Diet

  • June 1, 2022
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The ketogenic diet consists of food components that are very high in fat and very low in carbohydrates.

Ketosis, an elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, occurs because fat is converted to ketones in the liver. This happens when the diet contains a minimal amount of carbohydrates and a high amount of fat. The liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies, which allow the body to burn fat for energy, and this can help fuel the brain.

Ketogenic shopping list

When eating keto, it’s important to get your healthy fats, proteins, and carbs in the right proportions, depending on which type you’re following. Macronutrients or macros are essential for survival as they are required for the body to function properly. Carbohydrates, protein and fats are macros. There are some high GI carbs like potato chips, ice cream, syrup and some low GI carbs like kale, cabbage, cauliflower and leafy greens.

Allowed foods on the ketogenic diet:

These are foods that you can buy at the farmer’s market or your local grocery store. All meats, seafood, and whole dairy are allowed on the keto diet.

fats:

butter

avocado oil

olive oil

ghee

coconut oil

MCT oil

Meat:

beef

Chicken

Turkey

duck

veal

Wild

lamb

Goat

pork meat

Seafood:

fishes

mackerel

shrimp

oysters

crayfish

cod

Salmon

Vegetables:

Kale

spinach

lettuce

cauliflower

broccoli

celery

cucumber

zucchini

cabbage

asparagus

aubergine

paprika

Fruit:

strawberries

blueberries

raspberries

blackberries

Lemons

Lemons

coconut

avocados

tomatoes

olives

Dairy:

Full fat organic cheese

Full fat organic milk

Full fat yogurt

Nuts and Nut Milk:

Almonds and Almond Milk

Cashew nuts and cashew milk

macadamia nuts

walnuts

brazil nut

pine nuts

pistachios

seed:

linseed

Chia seeds

hemp seeds

pumpkin seed

Foods not allowed on the ketogenic diet:

gluten (from wheat)

grains

legumes

Refined Sugar

Foods with a high glycemic load

High Fructose Corn Syrup

My book, The Complete Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting Guide For Beginners, is coming out in 2022. It includes a ketogenic grocery list, an amazing 14-day meal plan with net carbs under 25g per day, and more. With just a few easily available, inexpensive ingredients in our recipes, you can make keto meals in minutes, anytime, anywhere. This makes it easy for everyone and helps people get closer to their goal of optimal health. My book is full of information about the keto diet, the wonderful benefits it has, and the amazingly easy recipes you can make.

Thanks to Dr. Amaka Nwozo

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