The Top 8 Foods for The Ketogenic Diet

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1. Wild salmon

First on our list we have wild salmon, which in itself is a superfood whether you follow keto or not.

If you can't get wild salmon, farmed is still healthy, but wild should always be prioritized whenever possible, as it is so much healthier and tastier.

2. Eggs

Eggs are another staple on ketogenic diets, and not just for breakfast either.

For the ultimate breakfast, why not pair scrambled eggs and smoked salmon up with the next food on our list…

3. Avocados

Avocados are a high fat, high calorie healthy fruit that keto dieters can't seem to get enough of.

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4. Meat

We won't talk about each individual type of meat because we don't have time, so we'll talk about them all here instead. Meat, whether it's chicken, turkey, lamb, beef, venison, rattlesnake, Kangaroo, rabbit, or anything else, is extremely beneficial to people on keto.

Chicken for example, is very lean and high in protein, which is great if your previous meals have been unusually high in healthy fats.

Grass-fed beef however, tends to have more fat on it and so it's a great source of healthy fat as well as protein. It is also rich in minerals like zinc and iron, which respectively boost the immune system and help assist with haemoglobin production and circulation in the body. This makes it great for oxygen and nutrient transportation, along with red blood cell formation.

White meats are generally leaner, whereas red meats contain more fats and different minerals. Ideally your keto diet foods list should include a wide variety of red and white meat from different sources.

5. High fat dairy

High fat dairy, excluding milk as it isn't keto-friendly due to its lactose content, is another great example of keto diet foods that taste great.

You see, cheese, grass-fed butter, and cream, are all rich in heart-healthy fats that lower LDL cholesterol and regulate blood triglycerides. They also contain healthy amounts of proteins, amino acids, and minerals.

What's more, dairy such as cheese goes very well with a wide range of foods, so whether you want to spruce up your omelette, or simply throw together a cream cheese sauce to go with your fish, make sure you stock up on plenty of fairy. Again, if possible, always go with grass-fed dairy.

6. Green leafy vegetables

Some vegetables are rich in starchy carbohydrates and naturally-occurring fructose sugars, that can potentially knock you out of keto. Green leafy vegetables however, are low in all forms of carbohydrates and are crammed full of healthy nutrients.

When following a keto diet, micronutrients such as vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, are all very important, which is why you need to make sure that you're consuming plenty of fresh vegetables. They promote general health and well-being, and the healthier you are, the easier you will find the diet.

7. Coconut oil

Oils like olive oil are very good for you, but in terms of health and well-being, coconut oil is simply in a league of its own.

It also tastes amazing and has a high smoking point, so it can withstand high temperatures.

8. Nut butters

Nut butters, apart from peanuts, are another luxurious treat on keto that keto dieters can't seem to get enough of. Nut butters such as almond nut butter or cashew nut butter, are rich, creamy, high in healthy fats, a good source of protein and amino acids, and they taste great.

Providing you choose natural nut butters with no added salt, sugar, oils, or flavourings, you can enjoy a rich and delicious treat without the guilt. There's a reason why nut butters are one of the top keto diet foods, so get to the stores and get stocked up.

References: 1, 2, 3

Author Bio: Reda El is a full time blogger, and also is the guy behind onsteroidslab.com, which is one of the most known investigative sites about celebrities and fitness model, if they are on gear or not.

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