Do you every stop to ask yourself why?I feel like there are so many obscure products associated with the ketogenic diet that but no one really knows why they should actually use them.. So many people put Ghee butter in their coffee even people who are not necessarily following a Ketogenic diet, but do they even know why or what it even is? Here is a quick breakdown of 3 very popular KETO items and WHY they should be on your Grocery List.
Ok lets get the confusing stuff out of the way:
“MCTs” are medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits, ranging from improved cognitive function to better weight management.
Medium-chain fats are digested easily and sent directly to your liver, where they have a thermogenic effect and the ability to positively alter your metabolism.
MCTs are absorbed more easily than other fats since there’s less work for the body to do breaking apart carbon bonds. MCTs are smaller, so they can permeate our cell membranes more easily and don’t require that we use special enzymes in order for our bodies to utilize them.
Ok now that all that scientific mumo jumbo talk is over , let me give you the Cliff notes:
Himalayan Pink Salt
When we are on a low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet we have lower insulin levels and therefore our kidneys excrete more sodium which can lead to a lower sodium/potassium ratio and a greater need for sodium in the diet.
On a low-carb diet you should look to get an additional 3-5 grams of sodium from natural foods and through the use of a pink salt like Himalayan sea salt. 1 tsp of pink salt is equivalent to 2 grams of sodium.
Ok you get it, you need salt, but why the more expensive Himalayan Pink Salt?? Regular Table salt is depleted of its natural minerals and likely contains iodine.
Pink salt is a natural substance that is harvested from the Himalayan Mountains and is a great alternative to your refined table-salt
The benefits of Ghee Butter on the ketogenic diet
"Ghee" comes from the Sanskrit word meaning "sprinkled," and it basically means that the milk fat is rendered from the butter to separate the milk solids and water. It’s made by melting butter and skimming the fat off of the top. You’ll be left with a yellow liquid when it’s hot and a creamy looking solid one when the ghee cools down.
There you have it, now they are no longer obscure names on your grocery list, you know what they are and why you should make them part of your Ketogenic diet plan!
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