By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 08:28, 08 July 2020
The Keto diet is growing in popularity and celebrities are leading the way and singing its praises!
But what does a Keto diet involve?
Michela Vagnini, Nutritionist at Natures Plus (www.naturesplus.co.uk) explains, “the ketogenic diet is a high fat (75%), moderate protein (15%) and low carb (10%) diet, proven to work for long lasting weight loss.
When you eat a high amount of good fats, while limiting the amount of carbs, your body turns to fat (in the form of ketones) as its primary source of fuel.
This allows easy access to fat stores that will then burn excess body fat for energy”.
X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson* agrees “I tried the Keto diet and it really works.” So, why not try it for yourself?
What are good fats?
Michela explains “Fats are essential to the functioning of the body. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are called ‘good fats’ because they are good for your heart and your wellbeing. Seafood, low-carb vegetables such as kale, cheese, nuts, eggs, seeds, berries, olives, dark chocolate are all foods containing good fats.
The potential advantages of a Keto Diet include …
Stabilises blood sugar levels
Inhibits the appetite
Try a Keto friendly shake…
If you fancy something sweet while following the Keto Diet why not try the KetoLiving LCHF Chocolate or Vanilla Shakes (£44.95, www.planetorganic.com). It helps to reduce cravings, while helping to keep the body in ketosis and promotes optimal blood sugar control.
Moreover, it contains digestive enzymes to make the digestion process easier. Also, it is a source of prebiotics and probiotics that help support good gut health.