The Keto Diet is bigger than ever, and for good reason. This way of eating reduces inflammation in the body and improves brain function.1 Because cooking keto is often more complex than it should be, I'm here to help with 10 Easy Keto Recipes.
The Keto Diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet –some people say it's like the Atkins diet on steroids, but that's not quite the case, because while both are low-carb diets, the former is focused on fat, and the latter, heavy in protein.
Many also use the Ketogenic Diet for weight loss and I can't argue with that. There's nothing wrong with eliminating processed carbohydrates and sugar from your life. This in and of itself can reduce inflammation and lead to rapid weight loss.
Until recently the opposite of the Keto Diet (i.e., high-carb, low-fat diets) were promoted as safe and healthy. However, conventional wisdom has finally caught up with the medical research and fat is now viewed as a healthy metabolic fuel.2
Why do you need these 10 Easy Keto Recipes? First, they're delicious! With everything from Brownies to Mac and Cheese you won't feel deprived. Second, made with wholesome, real foods, they're incredibly healthy. Finally, they couldn't be any simpler!
When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 1998 I went on a Gluten-Free Diet. I soon figured out that this wasn't nearly enough to heal my gut and my body, and went grain-free, a key component of keto. From there, I soon realized that low-carb living would be a tool in my MS arsenal as well.
How do you feel about the role of fat in your diet? Are you afraid, or is it your best friend when it comes to satiation?
If you're on the fat-fueled train, leave a comment telling me about your favorite Elana's Pantry keto recipe. Or, you can request a dish you want me to Elana-ify into your next low-carb fave!