How To Sustain A Keto Diet

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Many people have seen amazing results while following the Keto diet.  However, is it possible to sustain a Keto diet for the long haul?

We asked Dr. Johnny Bowden how to avoid the common Keto traps and sustain this diet.

The body basically has two fuels it can use to power what you need to do: fats (fatty acids) and carbs (sugar/glucose). The trick is to use as much fat as you can and leave the sugar for emergencies. But that’s not exactly how it works in real life.

“If you’re only looking at getting into ketosis, you can do it with crummy foods,” comments
Nutrition Mythbuster Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS. “Some people prefer what’s called dirty keto, which is getting into ketosis by eating such things as highly processed and packaged foods. But I advocate clean keto. It’s much healthier to get into ketosis by eating really good foods such as grass-fed beef, fresh fruits, and vegetables you prepare in your kitchen, and using better-for-you cooking oils.”

Bowden’s tips about the keto diet and Malaysian palm oil
The Keto diet is about eating minimum carbohydrates, lots of unprocessed foods and
quality, nutrient-dense fats.

  • Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil is good for the Keto diet because it is highly nutritious and loaded with brain-healthy tocotrienols. Stay away from corn oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, and soybean oil which can be highly inflammatory.
  • Palm oil is also the most efficient oil crop. The world has four major oilseed crops: oil
    palm, soybean, sunflower, and canola (rapeseed). Together, they use 3.55 percent of the world’s total agricultural land. Oil palm occupies the least land: just 0.23 percent of the world’s farmland. Sunflower uses 0.51 percent, rapeseed 0.67 percent, and soybean, the most at 2.14 percent.
  • Despite using the least amount of land, oil palm provides the highest yield of oil. The
    fruit that grows on the oil palm tree produces 11 times more oil than soybean plants, ten times more than sunflower, and seven times more than canola. In other words, it takes more than ten times more land to produce the same amount of soybean oil as palm oil. 
  • Plus, the oil palm fruit grows on trees that produce fruit for 20 years or more, not
    plants that have to be reseeded year after year.

The key to sustaining a long-lasting Keto diet is to do it the right way.  Eating clean, not dirty keto.  As well as using healthy fats such as Certified Sustainable Malaysian Palm Oil when cooking or grilling.

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