Are you new to keto products and keto food online shopping? We have written a quick guide to help.
What is keto food and where to get it?
The keto or ketogenic diet is a high-fat low-carb diet that encourages the body to get more of its calories from fat and less from carbohydrates. It means focusing on the intake of natural fats while cutting back on carbohydrates that are easy to digest like sugar, pasta, pastries and white bread. Keto-friendly foods include meat and poultry, fish and shellfish, cheese, eggs, butter and low-carb vegetables as well as vegan plant-based alternatives. We also sell keto alternatives, keto supplements, snacks and ingredients though the Planet Organic keto shop online.
What is the difference between keto and low-carb choices?
There’s more to keto than cutting back on carbohydrates. With keto eating, you are actively choosing to use natural fats, such as those direct from meat and dairy, as an energy source rather than simply reducing your intake of carbohydrates alone. Understanding the sources of natural fat in your diet will help you choose which keto snacks to buy or supplements to take, should you need a little help.
Do I need to count calories while on a keto food diet?
Calories aren’t a primary focus of keto eating as a keto diet is primarily about balancing your fat, protein and carb intake. You can arrange a delivery from Planet Organic of keto friendly foods to fit into your keto plan.
Is a keto food diet good for you?
Initially devised as a therapeutic diet used to control seizures in people with epilepsy, many people are using it to control their weight and try to improve overall health and wellbeing.
Ketosis describes the process of your body burning fat to create energy rather than carbohydrates. Studies have shown that entering ketosis through your food intake does not have any real negative consequence in the short term. We do, however, wait for longer-term studies.
Given the restrictive nature of keto choices such as reducing most fruit, whole grains, vegetables and legumes, you may fall short of certain natural nutrients. The good news is Planet Organic has a range of supplements available online should you need help to balance your diet.