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Posted 04 June 2020 by

Eight Science-Backed


Benefits Of Going Keto

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Benefit #1: the keto diet can help you obtain (and maintain!) a healthy weight

The keto diet is excellent for losing fat and keeping it off. For example, a meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials concluded that:

“Individuals assigned to a VLCKD [very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet] achieve a greater weight loss than those assigned to an LFD [low-fat diet] in the long term; hence, a VLCKD may be an alternative tool against obesity.”[1]

What’s more, randomized controlled trials found that the keto diet produces up to three times as much weight loss as a high-carb, low-fat diet.[2-3]

In other words, if you want to lean down but are sick and tired of failing your weight loss attempts, the keto diet may be the key to a slim figure.

 

Benefit #2: the keto diet boosts brain function

When going keto, most people experience an improvement in their brain function and mental clarity.[4-5]

The keto diet supports your brain in various ways and for various reasons. A major reason is that ketosis enhances mitochondrial functioning. [6]

Researchers believe ketosis stimulates the formation of new mitochondria in your brain, especially in your hippocampus. [7] This aids your mental clarity, memory, and energy levels.

 

Benefit #3: the keto diet can help manage or even reverse diabetes

Many studies show minimizing carb intake benefits people with diabetes. In fact, the keto diet was the standard diabetes treatment before the discovery of injectable insulin. [8-9]

 

Consider the following:

Research published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that when type 2 diabetics went low-carb for two weeks, they improved insulin sensitivity by up to 75%. [10]

And another study involving 21 individuals with type 2 diabetes found that seven of them could stop their diabetes medication within 16 weeks of going keto. [11]

 

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Benefit #4: the keto diet reduces heart disease risk

While saturated fat and cholesterol are often alleged to clog arteries, these compounds do not cause heart disease. [12-14]

That’s good news for keto dieters because this eating style loads up on high-fat foods such as eggs, nuts, and bacon.

In fact, the keto diet reduces heart disease risk for four main reasons. The keto diet: [15-18]

  • *Stimulates weight loss
  • *Elevates levels of the “good” HDL cholesterol
  • *Decreases blood triglycerides levels
  • *Reduces blood pressure

 

Benefit #5: the keto diet boosts mental well-being

The keto diet benefits various mental disorders and conditions. For example, research shows the keto diet: [19-22]

  • *Has an antidepressant effect
  • *Improves the behavior of children with autism
  • *May stabilize mood in bipolar disorder patients
  • *Has cured one case of schizophrenia

 

Benefit #6: the keto diet can be therapeutic for various neurological diseases

These include Alzheimer’s, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, infantile spasms (West syndrome), and epilepsy. [23-26]

 

Benefit #7: the keto diet may prevent and fight some types of cancer

Most cancer cells rely on glucose as fuel, which is why keto diets may help prevent and fight the disease.

For instance, when in-vitro cancer cells only receive ketones and fat for energy, they often die. [27]  Plus, various studies show the keto diet helps fight brain cancer. [28-29]

 

Benefit #8: the keto diet can improve gut health and bowel disorders

Many bowel diseases are the result of gut pathogens and infections, both of which rely on glucose for energy.

By minimizing your carb intake, you stave off these infections and pathogens. That’s how going keto diet can improve gut health and treat bowel disease.

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References:

  • 1. Br J Nutr. 2013 Oct;110(7):1178-87.
  • 2. J Pediatr. 2003 Mar;142(3):253-8.
  • 3. N Engl J Med. 2003 May 22;348(21):2074-81.
  • 4. Appetite. 2009 Feb;52(1):96-103.
  • 5. Neurobiol Aging. 2012 Feb;33(2):425.e19-27.
  • 6. J Child Neurol. 2013 Aug; 28(8): 1027–1033.
  • 7. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009 Mar;1790(3):208-12.
  • 8. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2008 Dec 19;5:36.
  • 9. Nutrition. 2015 Jan;31(1):1-13.
  • 10. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Mar 15;142(6):403-11.
  • 11. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2005; 2: 34.
  • 12. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Mar;91(3):535-46.
  • 13. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Aug;102(2):276-94.
  • 14. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Mar 18;160(6):398-406.
  • 15. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Oct 25;164(19):2141-6.
  • 16. J Nutr. 2006 Feb;136(2):384-9.
  • 17. N Engl J Med. 2003 May 22;348(21):2082-90.
  • 18. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Jul;90(1):23-32
  • 19. Biol Psychiatry. 2004 Dec 15;56(12):981-3.
  • 20. Pediatr Neurol. 2009 Aug;41(2):111-3.
  • 21. J Child Neurol. 2003 Feb;18(2):113-8.
  • 21. Med Hypotheses. 2001 Dec;57(6):724-6.
  • 22. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2009 Feb 26;6:10.
  • 23. BMC Neurosci. 2006 Apr 3;7:29.
  • 24. Brain Res. 2009 Aug 25;1286:25-31.
  • 25. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2009 Aug 10;6:31.
  • 26.  Lancet Neurol. 2004 Jul;3(7):415-20.
  • 27. Carcinogenesis. 2014 Mar; 35(3): 515–527.
  • 28. J Cancer Res Ther. 2009 Sep;5 Suppl 1:S7-15.
  • 29. J Am Coll Nutr. 1995 Apr;14(2):202-8.
Posted 24 April 2020 by

The Best CBD-Infused


Green Smoothie Recipe

Published: April 24th 2020

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There are many ways in which you can reap the benefits of CBD products. You can do so by applying it on your skin, ingesting it, and so on. You’ve probably tried CBD oil but you find yourself forgetting to take it from time to time. Fortunately, there are even more interesting ways to enjoy CBD and it revolves making a delicious infused green smoothie. If you like to make a smoothie every other morning, a CBD smoothie is a superb option. Besides that, it’s a great smoothie to drink after workouts.

The composition of the smoothie

The CBD-infused green smoothie consists of several fresh and healthy vegetables. A single serving may have marine collagen, spinach, bananas, almond seeds, avocado, 25 mg of CBD, hemp hearts, frozen pineapples, and so on. These ingredients are carefully selected. They deliver the maximum benefits of CBD in the right balance. Each one of these ingredients adds something special to the smoothie. While lime has an alkalinizing effect, collagen promotes good gut health. Pineapple brings on board anti-inflammatory properties and the avocado helps with taking the CBD through the liver.

If you are going to make a CBD-infused green smoothie, stick to fresh products. You can use ordinary avocados and pineapples because their thick skins keep pesticide at bay. However, when it comes to spinach, it best to use products that have been organically grown. Are you wondering where to get the CBD? Well, you can buy CBD bud here and source the rest of the ingredients from the grocery store.

Ingredients for two servings

Below are the ingredients for a serving for two people:

·        One cup of frozen pineapples

·        Two handfuls of spinach

·        One banana

·        Two cups of almond milk

·        Two milliliters of hemp CBD oil

·        Two teaspoons of hemp seeds

·        Water

You can opt not to use water or hemp seeds and your CBD-infused smoothie will still be great.

 

How to make your green infused CBD smoothie

Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until it becomes smooth. Then, serve it in glass and sprinkle CBD seeds on top of the smoothie. If you don’t like your smoothie super thick, add some water or almond milk. Putting some ice in it will give it a good feel. To store it for one or two days, put in an airtight jar. Ensure that you shake it before each serving to get a consistent texture.

Benefits of drinking a green infused CBD smoothie

Taking CBD in smoothie form is super easy. The process of making it is the same as with other smoothies that you enjoy drinking. This smoothie also packs a lot of vitamins and other healthy nutrients. Its nutritional value strengthens your immune system. Taking it regularly can help you ward off sicknesses. Studies have also shown that vegetables and purple fruits are endowed with anthocyanin, which plays an active role in protecting your cells. As you can see, this list can go on and on.

If smoothies are your thing, they don’t have to be boring. The green-infused CBD smoothie is undoubtedly a healthy and tasty addition to your smoothie routine. And in case you are fearing that a CBD smoothie will give you a high, you can rest assured that it will not.

Posted 14 March 2020 by

Recipe: Keto Chicken


And Chorizo Stew

Published: Mar 14th 2020

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A very enticing dish that the whole family will surely love. The herbs and spices present in this stew recipe enhanced the flavor of the dish. It is a perfect dinner meal on a cold night.

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 100 grams Chicken Thighs
  • 30 grams Smoked Chorizo
  • 10 grams Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 3 Black Olives
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • ¼ tsp Dried Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • Salt, to taste

Procedure:

  • 1. Sear chicken thighs in a lightly oiled braising pan.
  • 2. Add chorizo and stir until fat is rendered.
  • 3. Add bell pepper, olives, and garlic. Stir until aromatic.
  • 4. Add stock, oregano, and paprika. Simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • 5. Season with salt to taste.

Nutritional Information:

  • Energy - 380 kcal
  • Protein - 24g
  • Fat - 30g
  • Carbohydrates - 3g

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Posted 06 March 2020 by

Recipe: Keto


Chocolate Cupcakes

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  • Servings: 6⠀⠀⠀⠀

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • ½ cup Erythritol
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp Gelatin Powder
  • 3 Eggs, beaten

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Brush a muffin pan with butter.
2. Stir together all ingredients in a bowl.
3. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutritional Information:

  • Energy - 225 kcal
  • Protein - 7g (11%)
  • Fat - 21g (80%)
  • Carbohydrates - 7g (9%)
  • Fiber - 3g

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Posted 27 February 2020 by

The Complete 3-Week Fatloss


Smoothie Nutrition Program

Published: Feb 27th 2020

 

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Posted 17 February 2020 by

Video: The Benefits Of


Intermittent Fasting And Keto

Published: Feb 17th 2020

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Posted 12 February 2020 by

Video: How to Get Started


With A Ketogenic Diet

Published: Feb 12th 2020

 

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Posted 02 March 2020 by

What You Can And Can Not


Eat On A Keto Diet

Published: Mar 2nd 2020

While on the keto diet, most of your diet will consist of foods high in fats coupled with a measured intake of proteins and low carbohydrate intake. Some of the food categories allowed in this diet include:

Foods You Can Eat

1. Proteins

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Poultry: Free-range Cornish hen, quail, goose, pheasant, chicken, duck, and turkey.

Fish and Seafood: Cod, tuna, scrod, anchovies, mackerel, flounder, catfish, trout, mahi-mahi, halibut, sole, sardines, salmon, halibut, snapper, and calamari. Always opt for wild-caught fish to avoid toxins present in commercially reared fish.

Grass-fed Meat: These include beef, venison, goat, and lamb. Meat from wild animals are also acceptable; however, avoid sausages and meats that come with sugary sauces and those covered in breadcrumbs. Choose the chunks of meat with more fat since they contain less protein and more fat.

Pork: Boston butt, pork chops, ham pork, and loin. When choosing ham, be on the lookout for added sugar.

Bacon and Sausages: Preferably, you should buy these at specialty health food stores. If this is not possible, always read the labels to avoid those which contain fillers such as soy or sugars.

Canned Tuna and Salmon: Canned tuna and salmon are okay to consume while you are on the keto diet. However, avoid seafood rich in fillers, breaded seafood, and fried seafood.

Vegetable Protein Powders: Protein supplements such as whey protein, hemp protein, pea, and rice are acceptable.

Whole Eggs: This includes chicken eggs, and quail eggs which you can prepare through any mean desired; fried, soft or hard-boiled, deviled, scrambled, or omelet style.

Shellfish: Oyster, mussels, lobster, shrimp, crab (not imitation crab that contains additives), clams, scallops, and squid.

 

2. Fats and Oils

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Because these are your main sources of energy while you are on this diet, go for the types of fats and oils you enjoy. These may include:

  • * Omega 3 fatty acids from fish such as tuna, shellfish, and salmon
  • * Fish supplements or krill * Monounsaturated fats such as egg yolks, avocado, and butter
  • * Vegetable oils such as olive oil, coconut oil
  • * Non-hydrogenated beef tallow, ghee, and lard.
  • * Duck and chicken fat

In order to make it easier to stick to this diet, be aware of which types of fat your body can tolerate. Many people seem to have zero or very low tolerance of vegetable oils and mayo. This may be a good thing because most of these oils are rich in omega 6 fatty acids - the kind that is bad for your body’s cholesterol levels.

In this case, work with the listed monounsaturated fats to reduce the inflammatory effect brought about by polyunsaturated fats. Nevertheless, work to balance both fats because you cannot survive on monounsaturated fats alone (You need a lot of fats and oils). Even then, avoid hydrogenated fats such as margarine to reduce the amount of trans-fats you eat.

3. Fresh Vegetables

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For these foods, opt for organic ones or better yet, grow your own to avoid all pesticide toxins. Avoid starchy vegetables (corn, sweet potatoes, potatoes, peas, and winter squash) that are high in carbs. Instead, opt for moderate intake of sweet vegetables (squashes, peppers, tomatoes, and carrots). Vegetables that make it to the list are:

  •  Celery
  •  Collard Greens
  •  Onions (high in sugar; moderate intake)
  •  Alfalfa Sprouts
  •  Beet Greens
  •  Broccoli
  •  Spinach
  •  Dandelion Greens
  •  Bamboo Shoots
  •  Cabbage
  •  Brussels sprouts
  •  Garlic
  •  Mushrooms
  •  Shallots
  •  Kale
  •  Bok Choy
  •  Sauerkraut
  •  Chives
  •  Celery Root
  •  Swiss chard
  •  Cauliflower
  •  Snow Peas
  •  Bean Sprouts
  •  Olives
  •  Cucumbers
  •  Salad greens and lettuces: Romaine, Arugula, Fennel, Bok Choy, Boston lettuce, Endive, Mache, Escarole, Sorrel, Radicchio, Chicory Water Chestnuts
  •  Turnips
  •  Scallions
  •  Dill Pickles
  •  Leeks
  •  Radishes
  •  Chard
  •  Asparagus

4. Dairy Products

  •  Mascarpone cheese
  •  Unsweetened whole milk yogurt (limit intake of this type of yogurt because it is a little high in carbs)
  •  All soft and hard cheeses
  •  Cream cheese
  •  Full fat sour cream (do not forget to check for additives)
  •  Full fat cottage cheese
  •  Heavy whipping cream In any case, always go for raw milk products and if you do not have easy access to them, go for the organic ones.

5. Beverages

  •  Bulletproof coffee
  •  Decaf Tea
  •  Flavored seltzer water
  •  Decaf coffee
  •  Water
  •  Herbal tea
  •  Lemon and lime juice (limit intake)
  •  Clear broth or bouillon

6. Nuts and Seeds

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Nuts: almonds, macadamias, pecans, and walnuts are the nuts with the lowest level of carbs meaning you can consume them in small amounts. Other nuts such as chestnuts, pistachios, and cashews contain a higher amount of carbs; thus, you should carefully monitor their intake. Nuts are best soaked for some time before roasted.

Nut flours: these are necessary because while you are on this diet, it does not mean baking no longer fits into your life. Nut flours such as almond flour will suffice.

7. Sweeteners

Some options include:

  •  Erythritol
  •  Splendor-liquid
  •  Inulin and Chicory root
  •  Lo Han Guo
  •  Liquid Stevia
  •  Xylitol
  •  Swerve

8. Spices

Here are spices allowed on the keto diet:

  •  Sea salt
  •  Peppermint
  •  Ginger
  •  Basil
  •  Chili pepper
  •  Cloves
  •  Thyme
  •  Cilantro or coriander seeds
  •  Rosemary
  •  Black pepper
  •  Cumin seeds
  •  Oregano
  •  Turmeric
  •  Cayenne pepper
  •  Cinnamon
  •  Mustard seeds
  •  Parsley
  •  Dill
  •  Sage

As you can see from the above very detailed list, keto diet is NOT a highly-restrictive dieting lifestyle, it also offers you a variety of foods to choose from; thus, you should not feel overwhelmed. 

 

Foods You Should Avoid

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There are foods you should avoid to achieve optimal ketosis as your body makes the switch from using glucose to synthesizing fats for ketones. In the next section, we shall outline the foods you should avoid:

Achieving Optimal Ketosis: Foods to Avoid If you stick to the food listed in the previous section, you do not have to worry about not achieving optimal ketosis. On the same note, as you increase intake of those foods, you should also be on the lookout for the following foods that may hinder ketosis:

Avoid all grains

wholemeal included (rye, wheat, oats, barley, corn, millet, rice sorghum and buckwheat). Also, avoid all products made from grains; these include foods such as crackers, pasta, pizza, and cookies.

Avoid refined fats and oils

like sunflower, canola, grape seed, corn oil, soybean, and Trans-fats such as margarine.

Avoid milk

(only full-fat raw milk is acceptable). For coffee, replace milk with reasonable amounts of cream.

Avoid tropical fruits

such as bananas, pineapples, mango papaya, etc., and some high carb fruit.

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  • Avoid fruit juice.
  • Avoid factory-farmed pork and fish.
  • artificial sweeteners
  • Avoid all artificial sweeteners containing Aspartame, Sucralose, Saccharine, etc.
  • alcoholic sweet drinks
  • Avoid alcoholic sweet drinks such as beer, and sweet wine
  • Avoid Soy products

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Posted 15 February 2020 by

The 4 Health Benefits


Of The Ketogenic Diet

Published: Feb 14th 2020

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The Benefits of The Ketogenic Diet so far, there are a lot of great benefits of the keto diet, but no negative effects have appeared yet at all; which makes it the delicious diet that fits everybody. Here are other health benefits of keto diet:

1. Increases the level of HDL

One of the best aspects of the ketogenic diet is that it increases the level of HDL in the body, which is the good cholesterol that helps in lowering the risk of heart diseases.

2. Helps in Alleviating Diabetes Type 2

By removing carbs from your daily meals, you say goodbye to sugar and insulin because your body already has what it needs, and you won’t have to be worried about what you eat.

3. Lowers Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a catastrophe because it might lead to kidney failure, heart diseases, strokes... With this diet, you can say goodbye to all those worries and live a healthy life away from all those malignant diseases that threaten your life.

4. Avoid Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the worst and most painful diseases which is commonly caused by the consumption of too much sugar. When you eliminate sugar from your daily meals, you can avoid gum diseases and toothaches.

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Posted 13 February 2020 by CutAndJacked.com

What Is The


Ketogenic Diet?

Published: Feb 13th 2020

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The ketogenic diet or as some people prefer to call it; the Keto diet or low carb diet is about consuming a lot of protein and fats but fewer carbs. This diet makes the body send the fats that we consume to the liver, which the latter transform it into energy to keep the body strong and active for a long time without feeling tired quickly.

The word ketogenic is derived from the word “ketosis” which means the state of the body when it doesn’t have enough glucose in it to turn it into energy, so it generates ketones that work as an amazing source of energy for both the body and the brain which makes it a great option for losing weight in a short term.

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The keto diet prevents you from consuming the lot for carbs that are the main reason for gaining weight because the sugar makes you hungry most of the time. When you consume carbs with small portions and focus more on protein and fat; your body doesn’t push you most of the time to eat; instead, it uses those fats to satisfy your hunger and keep you active.

If you are looking for a diet that will help you lose weight in the very short term, the ketogenic diet is the perfect diet for you because it not only helps you achieve a great lean body; but also provides immense health benefits.

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