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What Are The Basic Ketogenic Foods?

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What Are The Basic Ketogenic Foods?

Ketogenic foods are trendy because they help you lose weight and are suitable for your health. To help you stick to the ketogenic diet, we’ll tell you which foods are part of the basics in this article.

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Ketogenic foods – The basics

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If you want to attend a ketogenic diet, there are a few things you need to pay attention to. It is crucial with this keto diet that you mainly rely on fresh organic products. The following foods are particularly suitable for the ketogenic diet:

  • Animal proteins: Meat, fish, eggs, seafood, Whey, gelatin.
  • Fruits (in small quantities): strawberries, raspberries, limes, blueberries, rhubarb, lemons, grapefruit, watermelon.
  • Vegetables: cucumbers, broccoli, olives, kohlrabi, mushrooms, cauliflower, zucchini, avocado, peppers, Brussels sprouts, spinach, asparagus, tomatoes.
  • Dairy products: Full-fat cream cheese, Greek yogurt, hard cheese, fine cream cheese, mascarpone, cream, soft cheese.
  • Fats/oils: avocado oil, macadamia oil, olive oil, coconut oil.
  • Drinks: tea, coffee, water, dry sparkling wine and wine, almond milk, coconut water. 

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How The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Works

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If you want to eat not only ketogenic but also vegan, you need to pay attention to the following in your diet:

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  • You must replace animal protein with vegetable protein. Almond milk, broccoli, tofu, spinach leaves, or hemp seeds, for example, are suitable for this.
  • Since getting enough protein from vegetable sources is more complex, you can take vegetable protein powder, such as hemp, pea, or almond protein.
  • Since fats play a significant role in the ketogenic diet, you need to consume enough of them. Ketogenic and vegan fat sources include Almonds, chia and flax seeds, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, coconut, and walnut oil.
  • It’s also vital to get enough Omega-3 fatty acids. Vegan sources for this are algae oil, which you can buy in capsules.
  • Other Nutritional supplements that can help you with the dietary type are Iron, Zinc, Calcium, and Vitamin B12

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