The keto in the ketogenic diet comes from the fact ketosis. Ketosis is a natural process that tricks the body into burning fat instead of carbs for energy so naturally, to achieve ketosis, add fats to the plate and eliminate the carbs.
With an increase in the lifestyle diseases and weight issues, most of us keep looking for ways to have a better lifestyle, by eating clean or opting for organic foods or may be looking to reduce some weight. There are various diet trends available in the market which can help one to reduce weight and one amongst them is the Ketogenic diet which is fondly famous as Keto Diets.
The keto diet is not new, its been around for nearly a century. Basically, it was developed to cure epilepsy patients. Ketones suppress “Ghrelin” ( hunger hormone ) and increase cholecystokinin, which makes the body feel full. It is best recommended for people having neural issues, PCOD, and insulin resistance. If we talk about low carbs and high fats there is no one size fits all, instead, it’s very necessary to find a body’s sweet spot for carb consumption and timings. There are three different low carbs approaches within 30-150 grams range in the keto diet.
Keto diet is also known as ketogenic diet and is basically a diet that contains 80% fats (mostly Mufa, Pufa, and omega), 15% protein and only 5% carbohydrates. Fat full meals can be tricky to prepare as people are often confused as what to include and what to exclude in their thali.
Here are a few easy ideas for high fat and protein keto-friendly recipes to solve the confusion;
Wash the okra (ladyfingers), then cut it into small pieces, after chopping the okra, it will become a bit sticky. Sprinkle the salt over the okra after it’s been cut and let it hang out for a few minutes, this seems to help form a sticky coating.
Combine almond flour, grated Parmesan cheese, pepper. Mix chopped okra in the mixture and roll the pieces around to coat thoroughly. Place the coated okra on a baking sheet and bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Now its ready to eat.
Creamy and lemony brussels sprouts
Add the butter in a pan over medium flame. Mix the Brussels sprouts, stirring occasionally, until the sprouts become browned. Add in the cream, and simmer. Reduce the heat and cover and simmer until the sprouts get easily pierced with a fork. Remove the lid, and mix in the lemon juice. Simmer the sprouts to a few minutes more until the cream thickens. Season with very little of salt and lemon juice before serving.
Keto peanut butter mousse
Whip the heavy cream in a bowl for 2-3 minutes and keep it into the refrigerator. Add the cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla in a bowl and blend it well. Combine confectioners and blend until smooth and gently fold in the chilled whipped cream until combined. Refrigerate mousse for 5 minutes and then enjoy.
It has an essential micronutrient also. This recipe can be used as a side dish. Heat the broccoli in a saucepan, add little amount of water over medium heat and cook them until it becomes tender. Drain off the water and mix lemon juice, ghee, and garlic to the cooked broccoli. Use a blender to combine the ingredients until they are thoroughly mixed. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper to taste.