18 Keto Snacks: Full of Healthy Fats + Delicious

A keto lifestyle can seem like a dream come true. Not only do ketogenic diet benefits range from weight loss to cancer prevention, but it emphasizes high-fat and protein-rich foods. A diet that encourages rather than vilifies fat? Sign me up! But all fat isn’t created equal. While our bodies love healthy fats like avocados and coconut oil, a keto diet doesn’t…

How to reduce brain inflammation with a keto diet

The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates and high in fat. New research uncovers and replicates the mechanism by which a ketogenic diet curbs brain inflammation. The findings pave the way for a new drug target that could achieve the same benefits of a keto diet without having to actually follow one. The keto diet is…

5 Surprising Foods You Should Avoid On The Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet is a newer trendy eating plan, but it’s already racked up some success stories: People lose weight, their skin clears, and their moods are boosted. If you choose diets like many of us do — based on what you’re not allowed to eat, AKA what you’ll miss the most — read up. Here are five…

Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet

There are numerous benefits that come with being on keto: from weight loss and increased energy levels to therapeutic medical applications. Most anyone can safely benefit from eating a low-carb, high-fat diet. Weight Loss The ketogenic diet essentially uses your body fat as an energy source – so there are obvious weight loss benefits. On…

5 things I wish I knew before going keto

My husband Declan and I are currently eating keto. Why? Well keto is the new black. Everyone’s talking keto and what better way to test out the new craze then to embark on the keto way of living. So we set ourselves an eight week experiment to lower our carbs, increase our good fat and…

The Ins and Outs of Ketogenic Dieting

Ketosis is a metabolic state in which most of the body’s energy supply comes from ketones (sometimes known as “fractured fats”) found in blood plasma. This is very different to the state of glycolysis in which plasma glucose (carbohydrates) provides most of the body’s energy needs. Despite rumblings around the internet, ketosis is absolutely a…

10 Graphs That Show the Power of a Ketogenic Diet

The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet is a proven way to lose weight (1). It also has powerful benefits against type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and may even help treat cancer (2, 3, 4). Additionally, it has been used to treat epilepsy since the 1920s (2). Here are 10 graphs that show the many powerful…

Adverse Reactions to Ketogenic Diets: Caution Advised

As the ketogenic diet gains popularity, it’s important to have a balanced discussion regarding the merits of this diet. Let me emphasize right out of the gate that this is not a diet without merits (excuse the double negative); in fact, it has significant therapeutic potential for some clinical pathologies. However, it is also a…

The Ketogenic Diet and Bodybuilding

If you are, or are interested in becoming, a bodybuilder, then you may have seen resources suggesting that a ketogenic diet and bodybuilding can compliment each other really well. Whether your interest in bodybuilding is at a competitive level or you simply want to look ripped, a ketogenic diet can really help you achieve your…

Eating only low-carb foods can have similar effect on brain

Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite. Going low-carb might even mimic the effects of GHB – the recreational drug better known as fantasy, liquid ecstasy or grievous bodily harm – on the brain. To understand why we need to look at how the body…