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Micronutrients: Avoiding Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency

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Micronutrients: Avoiding Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency

Micronutrients make up one of the major groups in our bodies that contain key vitamins and minerals. These nutrients play an essential role in the functions of our immune system, energy production, bone health, and even our overall growth. One of the biggest wonders we have when switching to a Ketogenic diet is if we’re getting enough nutrition. A lack of these important micronutrients can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can have serious effects on your health. We’ll go over a little bit about what micronutrients are, signs of common micronutrient deficiency, some potential foods with high micronutrient...

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Top 5 “Good Fats” for the Keto Diet

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Top 5 “Good Fats” for the Keto Diet

In our January issue we discussed Omega fatty acids, the benefits of these fats, and how they work.  Here we’ll discuss some of our favorite foods that are full of good fats and completely Keto-friendly. Avocado Unlike most fruits, which usually have high-carbs, avocados are abundantly packed with essential monounsaturated fatty acids, ‘MUFAs,’ and polyunsaturated fatty acids, ‘PUFAs.’ Among the best sources for potassium, avocados are also filled with fiber which assists in lowering LDL cholesterol and triglycerides (bad) and increasing HDL cholesterol (good). And oleic ccid, the main fatty acid in avocados, has been shown to have significant effects...

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Keto Q&A #7 | Ft. Goody Beats (Common Keto Questions 🥩 )

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Keto Q&A #7 | Ft. Goody Beats (Common Keto Questions 🥩 )

Today... ... We invited my good pal Logan Delgado, AKA Goody Beats, into the kitchen today to have a good old fashion Keto Q&A. Because we all have common Keto questions, and we've all made common Keto mistakes. I LOVE to do Keto questions and answers sessions! I wish I had the answers to some of these common ketosis mistakes when I first started out with the Keto basics. Back when I was asking questions like, "What are ketones?", "What is Ketosis?", and "How does Keto work?" Have you ever sounded like that? Well, here are some answers to common...

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Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Keto

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Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Keto

There’s no point using a Ketogenic diet if it’s not improving your health! This is why it’s crucial to talk about the types of fats in your diet. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are two of the most important compounds you can put in your body, regardless of your diet, and today we’ll talk about them at length. This article will educate you on the practical and scientific reasons you should be focusing on these essential fats. We’ll also discuss where you find them and what happens when you don’t get them. The Keto Point: LCHF Dieting As Keto is...

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Beginner’s Guide to Keto – Part 2

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Beginner’s Guide to Keto – Part 2

  Drawbacks from the keto diet Aside from the myths surrounding keto, it’s important to note that the benefits to endurance and fat-metabolism do come with some drawbacks. This doesn’t make it a bad diet – it just shows us who it is appropriate for and when you should use it.  A diet is a tool, and if used appropriately, can be of great benefit. First, keto diets appear to reduce top-end strength and power. The ability to produce force is the key for strength, and keto diets seem to lower threshold power output. This means that strength, strength-endurance, and...

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