The ketogenic diet (or keto diet, for short) is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits.
In fact, many studies show that this type of diet can help you lose weight and improve your health (1Trusted Source).
Ketogenic diets may even have benefits against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease (2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source).
Here is a detailed beginner’s guide to the keto diet.
Foods to eat
You should base the majority of your meals around these foods:
meat: red meat, steak, ham, sausage, bacon, poultry and turkey.fatty fish: salmon, trout, tuna, and mackerel
eggs: whole eggs on pasture or omega-4s.butter and cream: grass-fed butter and heavy cream
cheese: unprocessed cheeses such as cheddar, goat cheese, cream cheese, blue cheese or mozzarella cheese.nuts and seeds: kernels, nuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc.healthy oils: extra virgin olive oil, and avocado oil
avocados: whole avocados or freshly made guacamole
carbohydrate-depleted vegetables: green vegetables, tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc.condiments: salt, pepper, herbs, and spices