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Vegetables to be avoided on low carb nutrition

2010 October 31
Posted by ketogen057

There are many different types of nutrition plans and diets that can be found either online, or in various other sources. Many of them are based on a biomechanism that is called ketosis, in which ones organism stops using carbs as the primary source of energy, and instead uses its own body fat, and fat that is taken with food, as the primary energy source. The mentioned mechanism of ketosis can be achieved by a ketogenic type of nutrition, which is actually nothing else but just another name for a low carbohydrate diet, because on the ketogenic diet, your goal is to eat food that is rich in fats and proteins, and low in carbs. There are many different meals and food you can eat in order to meet the mentioned criteria.

However, some types of foods should be avoided. A common topic that is debated are the vegetables – whether they should be taken on such types of diets or not. In situations like this, one should always try to find compromises. There are vegetables that can be eaten on such diets with no problems, and vegetables that should be avoided. As a general rule, we could mention, that the more carbohydrates that a vegetable has per 100 grams, the less it is appropriate for a ketogenic type of diet. Related to this group of vegetables, the following types should be avoided: beans, peas, onions, beet, potatoes, rice and similar. Relatively high amount of carbs is what all the species that were mentioned have in common, and are therefore not appropriate for a low carb diet, because eating food like that would probably disturbe the state of ketosis.

Fortunately, there are also many vegetables that can be eaten on such diets with no problems. Vegetables like lettuce, endive, cabbage, cucumbers, and various other types. There are many different salads appropriate for a ketogenic diet that can be made, one should only make sure that nothing containing too many carbs is added.The author of this article promotes the truth about the effectiveness of ketogenic type of nutrition.

Negative calorie food

2010 October 31
Posted by ketogen057

There are many different types of nutrition plans and diets that can be found either online, or in various other sources. Many of them are based on a biological mechanism that is known as ketosis, in which ones body stops using carbs as the primary source of energy, and instead uses its own body fat, and fat that is taken with food, as the primary energy source. The mentioned state of ketosis can be achieved by a ketogenic diet, which is actually nothing else but just another name for a low carb diet, because on the ketogenic diet, your goal is to eat food that is rich in fats and proteins, and low in carbs. There are many different meals and food you can eat in order to meet the mentioned criteria.

Vegetables are commonly a concern for people that want to achieve or mantain a state of ketosis, because they contain certain percentages of carbs. However, some types of vegetables can be eaten with no problems, even in larger amounts because of the phenomenon of negative calories. Negative calorie food is basically food that requires more calories to be digested than it provides by itself. In other words, its thermic effect is higher than the calories it contains. However, true negative calorie food, which would, as stated, require more energy to be digested than it caries itself, doesn’t really exist. Insted, we talk about a certain percentage of the calories taken with food, that are wasted on the digestion of that same food. In some cases, these percentages are somewhat higher and fairly impressive, in other cases they are rather low.

In any case, anyone who is on a ketogenic diet, shouldn’t worry about digesting too much vegetables with negative calorie count. Here we will mention one of the most well known and most often used ones: cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, celery, endive, spinach, carrots, broccoli and many others. By combining the mentioned vegetables with the typical low carb food that is a part of a ketogenic diet, one will get all the necessary nutritients, but at the same time, the intake of unnecessary calories will be minimal.The author of this article promotes the truth about the effectiveness of ketogenic type of nutrition.

Ketogenic nutrition – peanuts

2010 October 30
Posted by ketogen057

There are many different types of nutrition plans and diets that can be found either online, or in various other sources. Many of them are based on a biological mechanism known as ketosis, in which one’s body stops using carbs as the main source of energy, and instead uses its own body fat, and fat that is taken with food, as the primary energy source. The mentioned state of ketosis can be achieved by a ketogenic diet, which is actually nothing else but just another name for a low carbohydrate diet, because on the ketogenic diet, your goal is to eat food that is rich in fats and proteins, and low in carbs. There are many different meals and food you can eat in order to meet the mentioned criteria.

Various kinds of nuts can be taken when one needs to achieve or mantain the state of ketosis which is the basis of a ketogenic diet. In this article, we will mostly talk about peanuts. Peanuts have a interesting and valueable nutritional composition. They contain over thirty essential nutrients and phytonutrients. They are rich in fiber, niacin, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. Peanuts are also known to have te highest amount of proteins among nuts. 100 grams of peanuts, contains about 25 grams of proteins, which is not only the highest value among nuts, but also one of the highest among other types of food as well. Per 100 grams of peanuts, there are also around 45 grams of fat. However, these fats are unsaturated, and because of that, we consider them to be “good” fats. Peanuts are also known to be effective in reducing cholesterol, and for preventing heart diseases.

And at the end, regarding the carb content, 100 grams of peanuts contain around 16 grams of carbohydrates, which is still acceptable on a ketogenic diet, however one shouldn’t eat more than 100 grams per day, because higher amounts than the mentioned 100 grams will probably negatively influence the state of ketosis.The author of this article promotes the truth about the effectiveness of ketogenic type of nutrition.

Most common mistakes when losing body fat

2010 October 30
Posted by ketogen057

There are a number of mistakes that people usually make when trying to lose weight on a ketogenic diet, or any other kind of diet as well. Already the person’s attitude alone has a big impact on one’s overall health and life, and that should already in the beginning be resolved by each person alone. Although a diet may not seem as a long lasting solution, one should always lean towards a permanent change, meaning that from the diet one will choose, new habits will be learned, that will be useful even when the diet is over.

One of the common mistakes is the idea that one will lose weight by just eating less and by starving for a certain period of time. Although that way, one can really lose weight, but everyone should have in mind that that the weight that is lost that with such a diet, is mostly result of the water weight reduction and reduction in muscle mass. Most often, when a person reaches a desired weight, in many cases they return back to their old habits, and soon start to gain weight again. As it was mentioned, this is mainly because not much can be learned from these type of diets.

However, there are alternatives, for example, here we will mention the ketogenic diet. This kind of diet is based on a process that we know as ketosis. It is a specific biological mechanism, that is characterized by elevated levels of ketones in the blood, which occurs because of the conversion of fats into fatty acids and ketones. This happens when the body gets only relatively small amounts of carbohydrates over a period of time.

When one starts such a diet, the body goes through several changes. After 24-48 hours since the beginning of this diet, the body starts to use ketones in order to use the energy stored in fat cells more efficiently. In other words, the primary source of energy becomes fat (fatty acids), instead of carbs (glucose). Because of that, during ketosis it is not a problem to eat food with higher amounts of fat, than would otherwise seem reasonable. This way the body is losing weight relatively fast (specifically fat). Additionaly, the reduction of muscle tissue (proteins) is minimal, since most of the food consumed during ketosis, also contains relatively large amounts of proteins that are good for your muscles.

On a ketogenic diet there is a higher probability that one will notice and learn the difference between necessary carbohydrates, and the unnecessary ones which most of the people take in amounts that are usually too high. That way, people mostly start to control their intake of food better, and because of that benefits are present in a long term as well.The author of this article promotes the truth about the effectiveness of ketogenic type of nutrition.

Ketogenic diet – About carbohydrates

2010 October 30
Posted by ketogen057

Ketogenic diet is based on a process that we know as ketosis. It is a specific state of the body, that is characterized by elevated levels of ketone bodies in the blood, which occurs because of the conversion of fats into fatty acids and ketones. This happens when the body gets only relatively small amounts of carbohydrates over a period of time.

When you start with such a diet, your body goes through several changes. After 24-48 hours since the beginning of this diet, the body starts to use ketones in order to use the energy stored in fat cells more efficiently. In other words, the primary source of energy becomes fat (fatty acids), instead of carbs (glucose). Because of that, during ketosis it is not a problem to eat food with higher amounts of fat, than would otherwise seem reasonable. This way the body is losing weight relatively fast (specifically fat). Additionaly, the reduction of muscle tissue (proteins) is minimal, since most of the food consumed during ketosis, also contains relatively large amounts of proteins that are good for your muscles.

To better understand the ketogenic diet, one should also learn some basic chemistry behind carbohydrates, which are the most important thing that must be avoided during such a diet. Carbohydrates are an group of organic compounds consisting only of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Carbohydrates can actually be viewed as hydrates of carbon, hence their name. Carbohydrates as a term are commonly mentioned in biochemistry, where it is a synonym for a large group of natural carbs that we know as saccharides. These compounds have various roles in living organisms. They are used for storage and trasport of energy (glycogen, or starch in plants), and can also be used as a structural element (cellulose in plants). The drawback of nutrition mainly based on carbs lies in the fact that any surplus is being converted into fat and stored in fat cells.

If one is interested in learning more about the ketogenic diet, there are many more sites online where additional info can be found, often together with ketogenic recipes.The author of this article promotes the truth about the effectiveness of ketogenic type of nutrition.

Ketones in low carbohydrate type of diets

2010 October 29
Posted by ketogen057

Ketogenic diet is based on a process called ketosis. It is a specific biological mechanism of the organism, which is characterized by elevated levels of compounds known as ketones in the blood, which occurs due to the conversion of fats into fatty acids and ketones. This happens when the body gets only relatively small amounts of carbs over a period of time. When you start with such a diet, your body goes through several changes. After about 24-48 hours since the start of this type of diet, the body starts to use ketones in order to use the energy stored in fat cells more efficiently. In other words, the primary source of energy becomes fat (fatty acids), instead of carbs (glucose). Because of that, during ketosis it is not a problem to eat food with higher amounts of fat, than would otherwise seem reasonable. This way the body is losing weight relatively fast (specifically fat). In addition, the reduction of muscle tissue (proteins) is lowered to a minimum, since the vast majority of food consumed during ketosis, also contains relatively large amounts of proteins that are good for your muscles.

As stated, when one reduces significantly the intake of carbohydrates, levels of ketones in the body become increased. The most important ketones in biochemistry are acetone, acetotacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate. The latter two are an important fuel for many different tissues in the body, especially during periods of reduced carbohydrate intake. The brain, in particular, depends heavily on ketones as a compound necessary for the synthesis of lipids and for energy during times of reduced carb intake through food. Ketones are also known to improve metabolic efficiency, while at the same time, they can decrease production of free radicals that are usually the byproducts of normal metabolism. It is also interesting to mention that the ketones can also be detected in the urine of people who are on a ketogenic diet. Special kind of indicator sticks can be bought so that one may test if he is in a state of ketosis or not.

If one is interesting in finding out more about the ketogenic type of diet, there are many more interesting places online where additional information about the ketogenic diet can be found.The author of this article promotes the truth about the effectiveness of ketogenic type of nutrition.

Low carbohydrate diet – sweets

2010 October 28
Posted by ketogen057

There are many different types of nutrition plans and diets that can be found either online, or in other sources. Many of them are based on a process called ketosis, in which your ones organism stops using carbohydrates as the main source of energy, and instead uses its own body fat, and fat that is taken with food, as the primary energy source. The mentioned state of ketosis can be achieved by a ketogenic diet, which is actually nothing else but just another name for a low carb diet, because on the ketogenic kind of diet, your goal is to eat food that is rich in proteins and fats, and low in carbohydrates. There are many different meals and food you can eat in order to meet the mentioned criteria.

Unfortunately, most of the food that is high in fats and proteins, but low in carbs, means that there are no sugars, which than means that most of these meals that one eats on a ketogenic diet are salty. Over longer periods of time, for someone who used to eat lots of sweet food and meals, this may present a problem. Luckily, this can be solved by simply using articial sweeteners where they can be used. I know some people might get concerned over the idea of using artificial sweeteners, but I myself and most of the people I know have been using this type of sweetening for a relatively long time, and there were no problems at all. In any case, using two small pellets of a sweetener can’t be much worse than using two full tablespoons of sugar, which will most likely turn into fat.

But now to get back on topic – there are many sweets that can be prepared by using artificial sweeteners. For example, one may take an egg and mix it in a mixer and add a few pellets of a sweetener. To this, one can also add some flavors like chocolate or vanilla. There are really many possibilities. Also, one should have in mind that there are large selection of products made for people with diabetes, among them also sweet products that contain no sugars. One shouldn’t forget that there are also many sweetened beverages with no sugars can also be taken to satisfy your sugar cravings.

Ketogenic diet doesn’t need to be only based on salty food. As mentioned, many recipes for making sweets can be found online, and one can even get creative with them and make new types of meals. One should only make sure that nothing that contains carbohydrates is added while preparing them.The author of this article promotes the truth about the effectiveness of ketogenic type of nutrition.

Ketogenic nutrition – Vegetables

2010 October 27
Posted by ketogen057

The ketogenic diet is based on a process called ketosis. Ketosis is a specific state of the organism, which is characterized by an raised amounts of ketones in the blood, which occurs due to the conversion of fats into fatty acids and ketones. This occurs when the organism gets only small amounts of carbohydrates over a period of time. When you start with this type of diet, your body goes through several changes. After 24-48 hours since the beginning of this diet, the body starts to use ketones in order to use the energy stored in fat cells more efficiently. In other words, your primary source of energy become fatty acids, instead of glucose. Because of that, during ketosis it is not a problem to eat food with higher amounts of fat, than would otherwise seem reasonable. This way the body is losing weight relatively fast (specifically fat). In addition, the loss of muscle tissue (proteins) is minimal, since the vast majority of food consumed during ketosis, also contains relatively large amounts of proteins that are good for your muscles.

However, on this kind of diet, one shouldn’t forget about vegetables because they are an necessary and important source of vitamins, minerals and fibers. Since it is important to keep the intake of carbs at a minimum level, only certain types of vegetables can be used on a ketogenic type of diet. Lettuce, cucumbers and cabbage are some of the vegetables that can be taken when on a ketogenic diet.

Lettuce contains only around 2 grams of carbs per 100 grams, cabbage (per 100 grams) has a bit more, mostly around 5 grams of carbohydrates and cucumbers, similar to lettuce, have also only a small amount of carboydrates – only 3 grams per 100 grams of cucumbers. As you can see, all of the mentioned varieties of vegetables can be used with no problems in form of various salads, or in other forms.

There are many recipes for making salads which can be used while on a ketogenic diet. One should only make sure that nothing that contains too much carbs is added in.The author of this article promotes the truth about the effectiveness of ketogenic type of nutrition.

Keogenic nutrition – cheese

2010 October 26
Posted by ketogen057

There are many different types of nutrition and diets that can be found either online, or in various other sources. Many of them are based on a process that we call ketosis, in which your body stops using carbohydrates as the main source of energy, and instead uses its own body fat, and fat that is taken with food, as the primary energy source. The mentioned state of ketosis can be achieved by a ketogenic diet, which is actually just another name for a low carbohydrate diet, because on the ketogenic type of diet, your goal is to eat food rich in proteins and fats, and low in carbohydrates. There are many different meals and food you can eat in order to meet the mentioned criteria. In this article we will mostly talk about cheese and cheese based products.

Cheese is a generic term for a larger group of food products based on milk. Cheese consists of proteins and fat from milk, with the milk usually being from cows, or goats, sheep or other species. It is basically produced by coagulation of a milk protein called casein. The textures, styles and flavorse of cheese depend on the origin of milk (and the animals diet).

The exact nutritional values of cheese varies also because there are many different types of cheese. Fresh cheese, also known as quark (per 100 grams) has around 4 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of proteins, and 3 grams of fat. Regular hard cheese (also per 100 grams) has around 3 grams of carbohydrates, 25 grams of proteins, and around 28 grams of fat. There are also many other types of cheese, with different nutritional values, but these are amont the most common types.

As we can see, cheese usually has a very low amount of carbohydrates, and a fairly decent amount of proteins and fats, which is precisely what one needs to mantain the state of ketosis on a ketogenic diet, or to start the ketosis in the first place. There are many recipes based on cheese which one can use while on a ketogenic diet, but one one should make sure that nothing that contains carbohydrates is added while preparing them.The author of this article promotes the truth about the effectiveness of ketogenic type of nutrition.

Ketogenic nutrition based on fish

2010 October 25
Posted by ketogen057

There are lots different types of diets and nutritional programs that can be found online, or in various other sources. Many of them are based on a biological mechanism that we call ketosis, in which your body stops using carbohydrates as the main source of energy, and instead uses its own body fat, and fat that is taken with food, as the main source of energy. The mentioned state of ketosis can be achieved by a ketogenic diet, which is actually just another name for a low carb diet, because on a ketogenic diet, you need to eat food that is rich in proteins and fats, and low in carbohydrates. There are many different meals and food you can eat in order to meet the mentioned criteria. In this article we will mostly talk about fish and fish based products.

Fish is one of the most healthy sources of proteins. Not only do many fish species contain high percentages of proteins, but they mostly contain almost no carbohydrates at all, and only a small amount of fats. It is also important to mention that fish, especially saltwater fish, has a high amount of omega 3 fatty acids, which are known to be very healthy and heart-friendly. Fish and meals based on fish can, on a long term, help prolong life, lower the possibilty of heart diseases and circulation problems, and can also prevent many other diseases or conditions.

Avarage fish flesh (per 100 grams) contains about roughly 20-25 grams of proteins, 1-2 grams of fat, and mostly no carbohydrates at all. However, these are just the avarage values. Some fish types have more proteins, some less. Also, the amount of fat can also vary slightly.

As we can see, fish flesh usually has a very low amount of carbohydrates, and a fairly decent amount of proteins and fats, which is precisely what one needs to mantain the state of ketosis on a ketogenic diet, or to start the ketosis in the first place. There are many recipes based on fish which one can use while on a ketogenic diet, but one one should make sure that nothing that contains carbohydrates is added while preparing them.The author of this article promotes the truth about the effectiveness of ketogenic type of nutrition.