K E T O
A term that is becoming increasingly popular, but what is it?!
The Keto diet, short for Ketogenic, is a very low carbohydrate diet that offers many health benefits!
For a short definition, it involves reducing carbohydrate consumption to very minimal and replacing it with fat! When you reduce your carbs it puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
This is when your body switches its primary energy course from carbs to fat! Since your brain typically uses carbs for energy, it will take fat and convert it to ketones in the liver. By reducing carbohydrate consumption the body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy, causing weight loss. This can also cause a huge reduction in blood sugar levels while boosting insulin sensitivity, which is beneficial for those with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
SO we are calling all those keto lovers! #JJK has lots of keto treats, which are packed with whole ingredients, healthy oils and nuts! 🥥 Even if you are not following the keto diet, you can still enjoy these delicious treats! 🍩
Before going on a keto diet make sure you talk to your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist to make sure it’s right for you! It is a big lifestyle change, so you want to make sure that you do it in a healthy way!
Happy #wellnesswednesday everyone!💙#stayjoyful #juliasjoyfulkitchen