What constitutes as a “healthy fat?”
A big mistake many folks make when they first get into keto is eating too much animal fat: extra butter on pretty much everything and packing away the bacon. Well, that often gets overdone. Heck—it’s low-carb, right?
Yes, but ask anyone who’s spoken to a micriobiome researcher in the last decade, and they’ll tell you animal fats and processed oils are a recipe for endotoxin absorption. Cream, butter, and oils are often the agents used in studies to cause gut inflammation and absorption of inflammatory bacteria, leading us to a plethora of gut and health issues.
So it isn’t surprising when people say, “I tried kept, but it didn’t work for me…” or, “I actually gained weight on a ketogenic diet.”
It’s important to remember the science. Plant based fats are the best.
Avocados, raw nuts, coconuts, and olives are just some of our go-to staples. Unlike animal fats that seem to be so popular these days, plant fats don’t cause endotoxin absorption.
The good news is, you don’t have to resort to eating handfuls of nuts every day, which can get both boring and hard to digest. There are so many fun, tasty recipes out there for folks trying to get more plant based fats in their diet.
Here are some amazing recipes to help get you started!
To your health,
Dr. Jacqueline Fields