We do not have to eliminate the foods we enjoy most, we just have to become aware as to what certain foods and beverages are doing to our body, then eliminate the bad ones! Beyond cutting out excessive carbs and grains, along with processed foods and hydrogenated oils, there really is no sacrifice or struggle involved.
You can eat all the healthy fats, meats, fruits, vegetables and decadent treats like dark chocolate you want!
That’s because these healthy foods are essentially made up of protein and fat—macronutrients that the human body has evolved to prefer.
Grains like wheat and corn were only introduced in the last 10,000 years or so, and we just don’t take well to the processed sugars and carbohydrates they contain. After all, grains—and packaged processed foods—were never part of our primal ancestors’ diet.
Going ketogenic has made me hone in on my fat sources even more than before. This is an essential practice for anyone seriously pursuing a ketogenic diet. As fat will comprise the majority of your calories, you need to maximize the nutrition you’ll obtain from the fats you choose for a healthy living.
You could technically go keto using canola oil, refined coconut oil, and MCT oil powder—many of the ketogenic formulas used in epilepsy clinics are highly processed and refined—but I wouldn’t recommend it. Micronutrients still matter. They arguably matter even more when your food sources are restricted.
I try to get whole food fats. If the fat is isolated and extracted, I try to make sure it’s rich in micronutrients. If it’s low in micronutrients, I make sure I have a good reason to consume it.
There are many reasons. Some rooted more in nutrition, some more in pleasure, some convenience.
So what are my favorite fat sources? How do I use them? What do I find so appealing?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
From the historical precedent (1000s of years of heavy use in the Mediterranean and Levant), the clinical support (hundreds of trials showing beneficial effects), and the light peppery finish, it’s difficult for anyone to deny the beauty and enduring utility of a good bottle of extra virgin olive oil. I’ll. Even though EVOO is quite robust in the face of high heat, I still prefer using it in certain dressings and for lightly grilling fish, just to preserve the delicate flavor.
Go to a farmer’s market and buy the local olive oil that tastes best to you. Absent that, the EVOOs from California are usually quite good (and real).
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