Vegan Keto. Da fuk you just say?
Vegan ketogenic diet: a high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet that contravenes most thoughts of a vegan or whole plant food diets. Carbohydrates need to stay at around 50 grams per day to get into and stay in ketosis. For the ketogenic diet one needs to consume about 75% of their diet in high fat foods.
This diet is known to be helpful with weight loss, blood glucose control, and reduction in heart disease chiefly related a protein called adiponectin. Adiponectin may act as a protective and safe barrier against diseased related to obesity.
This diet has been shown to reduce heart disease risk to include reducing LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and increases HDL cholesterol the so called good cholesterol. But you know what else does that? The weight loss itself.
What you can’t have:
- Anything with real sugar: brown sugar, white sugar, agave, maple syrup
- Starchy vegetables
- Beans and legumes
- Most fruits
- Beer and wine
What you can have:
- Coconut products
- Nuts and seeds
- Nut and seed butter
- Leafy greens, brussels sprouts, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, mushrooms
- Full-fat tofu, tempeh
- Coconut yogurt, vegan butter, cashew cheese, vegan cream cheese
- Berries in moderation
- Nutritional yeast, fresh herbs, lemon juice, salt, pepper, spices
Negatives of Keto:
The Keto diet is extreme and difficult to maintain. There are health measures that are necessary to ensure one does not become nutrient deficient. The initial excitement over the lowered blood glucose levels, and lowered lipid panels dissipate when the palate wishes for more than this severely restrictive diet provides. There are new studies showing the keto diet does induce hepatic insulin resistance.
If you hate your intestinal tract the Keto diet is perfect for you. High fat diets like this one are great for causing inflammatory bowel disease, necrotizing entero-colitis, and celiac disease. It fucks up the intestinal mucus and the gut microflora and makes the intestinal tract permeable, leaving the body vulnerable for many disease processes. Let us not forget the lovely keto flu and keto rash.
- Poor concentration
- Muscle cramps
- Difficulty sleeping