What Are Ketones & How Are They Made?
Your body’s primary goal is to make energy so that you can work, exercise, and live your life. That energy your body uses comes primarily from two sources, carbohydrates or fat. A single glucose molecule is the end result of using carbohydrates for fuel. Ketone bodies are compounds made from fat that the body uses for fuel. If you are eating a “standard” diet with no carbohydrate restriction, your body usually relies on carbs as its primary fuel source. But, when there aren’t enough carbs available, it can switch over to using ketones instead. There is a lot of misinformation...Read more
How to Power Through the Keto Flu (Infographic)
The keto flu is a collection of symptoms that appear when someone starts a low carb, high fat ketogenic diet. Symptoms can be similar to the flu and include: Fatigue Weakness Nausea Constipation Diarrhea Headache Dizziness Muscle soreness Poor concentration Sugar or carb cravings These are caused by a combination of mild dehydration, carbohydrate withdrawal, and the adaptation of burning ketones instead of carbohydrates for energy. Symptoms last a few days to 2 weeks and can vary in severity. Ways to Beat the Keto Flu There is a lot you can do to reduce the symptoms of the keto flu...Read more
MCT Oil Benefits
Although fat can have a bad reputation, not all fats are created equal. Some fats have particular health benefits that may help with weight loss**, brain function, or overall health. MCTs are a type of fat with multiple health benefits. They can be used quickly for energy instead of being stored as body fat. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of MCT oil and their diverse uses for the keto diet and beyond. What Is MCT Oil? MCT stands for “medium-chain triglycerides.” Not to get too technical, but fat molecules are made up of long strands of carbon....Read more