Living a Ketogenic Lifestyle
You’ve probably heard of a keto-friendly diet, but might wonder “what exactly is the keto diet?” Keto diet is short for Ketogenic diet, which means taking in a low amount of carbs and a high amount of fats. This kind of diet has many benefits and can help you lose weight, improve your overall health, and even prevent diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and epilepsy.
The keto diet reduces carbohydrate intake and replaces it with fat to put your body in a metabolic state called ketosis. This allows your body to burn fat for energy and turn fat into ketones in the liver, which results in an increased energy supply to the brain. The keto diet can cause reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels which, under the right circumstances, can provide health benefits.
The Best Keto-Friendly Foods to Try
Not all diets have to be restrictive. In fact, there are many keto-friendly alternatives to foods you probably already enjoy! If you’re looking to try out a keto-friendly diet, start with foods that sound good to you. Find out about some of our favorites:
This guilt-free alternative to potato gnocchi pasta is great for keto dieters. Dare to Be Different Broccoli Gnocchi contains 2g of sugar and is naturally gluten-free as it is made entirely with vegetable flour. This pasta’s simple ingredients are also grain-free and certified kosher to give you added fiber, antioxidants, and key vitamins.
Cauliflower Pizza Crusts
Dare to Be Different Cauliflower Crusts are grain-free and contain 1 net carb, 1g of sugar, and 1g of fat per serving. You can make pizza your own way with these crusts, adding your favorite ingredients for added fiber and antioxidants.
Brussels Sprout Pizza
If you aren’t in the mood to DIY your pizza, try Dare to Be Different Brussels Sprout Pizza. This dish comes ready-to-cook as a cauliflower crust topped with Brussels sprouts, an excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
For between meals, try keto-friendly snacks like Dare to Be Different Broccoli Crisps, which come oven-ready and contain only 4g of carbs, 1g of sugar, and 1g of fat per serving.
Eating Evolved Organic Keto Cups are a great option to satisfy your sweet tooth with cacao on the outside, coconut butter and MCT oil on the inside, and monk fruit extract to add an even sweeter taste. Each cup contains 10 -13g fat and 1g sugar, perfect for your keto diet! For another dessert option, try BHU Foods Keto Cookie Dough Bites, containing 8 -10g plant-based fats, 1g sugar, and monk fruit.