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Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic diet is essentially a very low-carb, high-fat diet, and involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this occurs, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain! Ketogenic diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits! Types of Keto Diets There are several versions of the ketogenic diet, including: Standard ketogenic diet (SKD): This is a very low-carb, moderate-protein and high-fat diet. It typically contains 75% fat, 20% protein and only 5% carbs Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD): This...

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Glycemic Index

So, what is GI? The glycemic index is a ranking of carbs on a scale from 0 - 100, in regard to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after you eat. Researchers in the GI field are certain that low GI diets are key to long-term health, reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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Low-Carb Sweeteners

Curious about all the keto-friendly sweeteners on the market? We'll help you through them! There are quite a few options for sugar-free, low carb sweeteners in stores today. Here are our top 4 favs:Not all low-carb sweeteners are the same! Each has a unique chemical makeup that can vary from dessert to dessert. Each has a different effect on baked goods: some have a bit of an aftertaste when mixed with chocolate, some help make cookies crispy...the list goes on. Let's go into depth a little more.AlluloseAllulose is classified as a 'rare sugar', because it's naturally found in small amounts in a few foods, including figs, raisins, molasses, & maple syrup. Because it isn’t metabolized by the body, it does...

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