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!
Need Help With Keto?
Custom Plan Starts at just $35 and is everything you need to be successful on the KETO diet
Keto Coaching (4 weeks)
Out of stock
JULY COACHING FULL: Now taking August coaching clients!! To be put on the wait list for AUGUST, purchase the Custom Keto Plan or the Keto Stall Buster then email me (Jeanine@theketoblog.net) to be put on the list. You will also receive a 10% coupon that can be applied to the coaching
ACCELERATE YOUR PROGRESS WITH KETO!! I Specialize in Weight loss Stalls and helping you determine the best path for sustainable long term weight loss and results!
I have developed this 4 week Custom Keto Coaching program to help accelerate your progress with KETO. Often times in the beginning Keto can be a bit of a trial and error period. Or even if you have been doing KETO for awhile you hit road blocks. Having me as a coach will help you speed up that process so you don't waste days even months figuring out what you are doing right or wrong. The 4 week program includes Everything in my Custom Keto Plan PLUS 4 weeks of hands on Support with me! During the 4 weeks I will be there every step of the way to answer questions, troubleshoot and support you! It's like having a personal coach in your back pocket! See Below to read everything that is included for only $199 **
Custom Keto Plan
Ideal for the Keto Beginner or if you prefer the structure of following a fully customized Meal Plan
This Keto Program is designed to give you results. If you have specific goals in mind (weightloss, fitness, health etc.) a structured plan is what you need! Anyone can try keto on their own, but if you re looking to accelerate results and want to make sure you are doing the right things to not only lose the weight but to maintain it long term then I recommend a custom keto plan for you! Keto does not have to be complicated! I have developed a program that is easy to follow and will get you results! My programs are completely customized. Keto is not a One size fits all approach! Once you purchase you will receive a questionnaire from me and I will use the data you provide to put a program together that will be successful for you and your individual needs and goals. I give you the tools to train your body to use Fat as Fuel.As a client you get permanent access to my Keto Krew!! See below to read EVERYTHING that is included for a one time charge of just $69