Keto food is high-fat food, with adequate protein and low carbs, keto foods assist the body to manufacture energy that is used in the body tissues and organs i.e. they put the body in a metabolic state known as the ketosis.
How keto food Works
When a person takes keto food diet, which has low carbohydrates nutrients, and high-fat content, the amount of carbs in the body will be low to support functioning of body organs. Moreover, body is forced to utilize other sources of energy to keep producing fuel for its organs. And, because carbs are absent there is no other source of nutrients that can support energy production in the body. Therefore liver takes in, (breaks down), fatty acids that is available in the body, and converts them into ketones, that are used as the alternative source of body energy.
Keto food diet works by, burning fat in the body by providing more energy and less hunger during your workout process; it gives sharper mind focus because it has plenty of ketones and boosting brain health. It also works in fighting inflammation by lowering levels of glucose levels in the body; also, it helps individuals to achieve their ideal weight by burning excess fat for fuel.
Is keto food heavy food?
Yes, keto food can be considered, heavy food since they have some ingredients of heavy foods
like; high-fat content, high sugar and carbohydrates though it is in low quantities. Heavy food means that, food is rich in carbohydrates or starches, and has high-fat content in them; also heavy foods are sources of high or thick sugar in the body. They are extremely dense giving the person consuming them full feeling very fast; moreover making keto food be considered as heavy food.
Among the ingredient that makes keto food to be considered heavy food are, fat and oils; this is because they are broken down by the liver to produce ketones, that are the chief sources of energy in the body. Beside fat being used by the body to produce ketones, it can be dangerous also to your health, when taken in large quantities especially when one takes the wrong types of fats, example the Trans fats, these are chemically hydrogenated fat such margarine. The best fat to use in keto food is, saturated fats like butter ghee and lard, monounsaturated fats like avocado, macadamia and olive and polyunsaturated fats which consists of animal proteins and fish they should be unprocessed
Nuts and seeds, this is another keto food ingredient that makes it to be considered as heavy food; this is because they are chief sources of carbohydrates and protein, moreover also considered as heavy food. Although not all nuts are included in keto food diet, example peanuts are not permitted in keto food diets since they are legumes. In addition nuts contain little amount of proteins therefore when they are used in keto food, they sum up that keto food is heavy food.
Sweeteners, this are sugar sources that are part of keto food and makes keto food be considered as heavy food, although they are not fully recommended, because of their negative effects on the body. The most recommended sweeteners are those that have a lower glycemic index, like stevia and erythritol and other liquid versions that do not have maltodextrin and dextrose or they have no added binders in them. Sugars that have low glycemic impacts do not have many effects in our blood, and when the glycemic index is high, the more your blood sugar spikes during consumption. Although sugar is part of ketonic food diet, and makes, keto food to be considered as heavy food it is
advisable to consume it in low quantities.
How to eat light keto food
When one wants to have a full diet of light keto food, he or she should have a broad knowledge of light keto diet foods, and what time they should be taken. Light keto food should be taken as breakfast meals to help burning off fats, in the body during the day. Therefore, light keto foods, are foods with high fat, low carbohydrates, protein boosting and they can promote blood sugar balance in the body. They should help individuals body in balancing long-term satiety as well as helping the body to end late morning hungry feelings. Among the light keto food, that you should consider eating
include, Burger with avocado buns, creamy cauliflower, and grounded skillets, these helps in stopping hunger after breakfast, salmon stuffed avocados that are preferably taken as breakfast dishes. Also light keto food may include; Cheesy broccoli, meat bagels, bell pepper eggs, bacon avocado bombs, and coconut flower pancakes. These foods can also be taken any time of the day when one does not feel like taking heavy keto foods.
Keto diet comprises of different types of foods though they serve almost the same functions in your body, thus when you want to introduce keto diet, it is advisable to consider the keto food that is locally available to you and those that will not cost you so much to purchase. In additional you should consider the type of food that does not affect your body health like; the, (Trans fats), chemically hydrogenated fats.