Keto vs. Superfood: Can you eat superfoods and still be keto?by The Keto Kit Online ARE YOU KETO CURIOUS? A LOW-CARB NEWBIE? A KETO YO
Superfoods foods are celebrated for their ability to strengthen the immune system, fight inflammation, and prevent green diseases. Decades of studies have found that adding one or two servings of superfoods to your daily diet can help lower your risk of a variety of cancers, reduce blood cholesterol levels, help maintain brain health, and decrease your chances of catching common viruses, such as the cold and flu.
Superfoods do all of these impressive things thanks to their high concentrations of healing plant-based nutrients called phytonutrients. Foods such as acai, berries, chia, flax, hemp, quinoa, amaranth, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sweet potato, beets, winter squash, tea (green and black), and dark leafy greens are among the best-known superfoods. Unfortunately for keto eaters, many superfoods contain high amounts of net carbs, making them a no-no for low-carb eaters.
Fortunately, there are several superfoods that are lower in net carbs, making them perfect for people on a low-carb, high fat diet. Examples include avocado, coconut, dark green leafy veggies, and oils from superfoods. Adding one or more of these to your daily diet can help keep you disease free, help lower blood cholesterol levels, reduce your risk of cancer, and leave you looking and feeling great.
How to add a daily dose of healing and protective superfoods to your keto diet:
— Enjoy low-carb, high-nutrient dark leafy greens, such as watercress, arugula, and baby spinach. These are jam-packed with phytonutrients, vitamins K and A and C, minerals and fiber (while containing low amounts of carbohydrates). Aim for one serving per meal.
—Drink a cup of black or green tea a day. Tea leaves contain such concentrated amounts of phytonutrients that it does not take much to improve your health. One cup of green or black tea a day (hot or iced) is all you need to reap tea’s superfood benefits.
—Add keto-compliant powdered superfood greens to your juice and smoothies. Look for brands that have 4 grams or less of net carbs per serving.
— Use coconut cream and coconut milk in place of dairy and other types of milks. Coconut cream and milk are rich in lauric acid, medium chain triglycerides, minerals (such as iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc), and vitamins.
—Thicken sauces with powdered coconut milk, instead of flour or corn starch.
—Use unfiltered coconut oil, which is exceptionally rich in lauric acid, medium chain triglycerides, minerals and vitamins.
—Add avocado oil to your cooking, as well. Avocado oil contains detoxifying chlorophyll and magnesium, as well as Omega 3 fatty acids, oleic acid, and vitamin E.
— Eat avocados several times per week. Avocados are rich in inflammation-lowering oleic acid, vitamin K, folate and potassium. To keep avocado halves (or thirds or quarters!) fresh for another day, invest in one or more avocado keepers.
— Look for avocado-based snacks, like Avocado Crisps, which are made from several superfoods, including avocado, coconut, and pumpkin seeds.
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