Natural Ketosis Blog Archive

July' 2015

Ask us a question

Here at Natural Ketosis we believe about making the right food choices and being able to navigate the confusing food environment we live in. As a team of low carbers feel free to ask us any questions on low carbing - we are happy to help :)

 


Here at Natural Ketosis we have been low carbing for over 10 years and helping others to make a positive change to their lifestyle and health. We are a small team in the office and we, as a team, are here to help you on your weightloss journey towards being slimmer forever. It can be confusing knowing where and how to get started on a new eating regimen so do get in touch with your low carb questions.


We are happy to help in any way we can. So if you have any questions or would like to know how swapping your food choices can help you achieve your goals, then please do get in touch with us and we’ll be more than happy to help you make an informed decision.

 

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Honey - Not so Sweet

Hidden Sugars – so many people write about the hidden sugars in things that we think of as healthy and Honey must be high on the list of these misunderstood foods.  Honey is just sugar with some hidden benefits such as vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin, but there are much better places to get these benefits.  Why not consider eating eggs, full fat milk, fish and meat which are sugar free.

 

Honey is frequently hailed as a superfood, not to mention other health uses such as an antiviral and as an anti-fungal. Whilst these medicinal claims are well substantiated and have strong scientific claims behind them, the use of honey as a “healthy” sugar substitute or as a superfood are less-than glorious.


The micronutrient content of honey consists mainly of vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. However, from a nutrition perspective, that’s all - 5% of the total honey content. The other 95% is made up of a variety of carbohydrates, the main one being fructose.


It is important to mention that table sugar is made up of 50% glucose and 50% fructose. Hence the idea of substituting sugar for honey, may not be the healthiest thing that you can do as in actual fact you have not removed the sugar from your diet.

 
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Burn Fat While Eating Fat

How can a fat make you slim?  Easy answer Fat is a fuel but to access this fuel you need to switch off glucose.  So make your body work hard this summer by eating lots of good fats without sugar and your body will start using fat for energy and you can slim down as you eat lovely summer food.  

 

When we talk about dietary fats being an important component in the diet, this does not mean eating man-made fats such as vegetable oils, hydrogenated oils and margarines. By consuming beneficial fats in your diet, we mean the use of butter, extra virgin olive oil and/or coconut oil in your cooking. We also mean consuming nuts such as almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts and also oily fish such as salmon, trout, herring, etc and the consumption of eggs and full fat dairy. Before panic sets in about the high amount of cholesterol consumed, science is continuously showing that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease.

 

The importance of fat in the diet is often taken for granted as fat has been on the receiving end of bad press for years. Fat needs to form part of a healthy diet as it is an important carrier of fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K. Once fat is removed from the diet, deficiencies of these vitamins and minerals start to become apparent.

 

Regularly consuming beneficial fats in your diet will help combat common side effects of consuming too many carbohydrates in your diet such as feelings of sluggishness, craving sweet foods after each meals, feeling physically full but still feeling hungry, etc.


 

Best Keto Salad EVER

 

Two Avocados, Bacon Crispy Bits made from 6 rashers of streaky bacon, Mozzarella balls and  Olive


Oil with a tiny bit of vinegar – delish

 

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Summer Fruits - How to Have Them & Still be in Ketosis

A handful of berries whipped up with double cream is a brilliant desert for the Wimbledon Final Week but unlike the masses who go easy on the cream and heavy on the fruit... Simply Swap for a truly delicious and ketogenic option.

 

Berries are an integral part of a well designed ketogenic diet as they are a dietary source of multiple compounds and nutrients.  They are naturally low in sugar and high in dietary fibre, not to mention jam-packed with anti-inflammatory compounds, known as polyphenols.

There have been numerous studies that have looked at the positive health benefits that consuming berries gives to overall health. All of these studies show that consuming berries on a regular basis will positively improve health, such as an improvement in diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and many more.

So what are you waiting for? Why not add berries to your granola portion in the morning, snack on our raspberry nut bar or indulge with our chocolate raspberry treat or simply have a handful with some double cream as a pudding option! Nutritious and delicious!

 

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