The Top Nutrient Dense Keto Foods- Part 1

The Top Nutrient Dense Keto Foods- Part 1
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SEAWEED

 

 

Seaweed is so beneficial because of its environment. It has been submerged in mineral-dense seawater for the duration of its life, making it a great source for minerals. Here are a few of the minerals you can expect to find in seaweed.

 

  • •Iodine
  • •Magnesium
  • •Manganese
  • •Iron
  • •Trace Minerals

 

 

FERMENTED FOODS

 

 

Our ancestors have been fermenting foods for hundreds of years. It’s unfortunate that in modern times, we have lost some of these traditions.

 

There are a whole host of different kinds of fermented foods. Some of the more well-known ones are yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha. They are all delicious, and are so beneficial for your digestive and immune system. They produce beneficial bacteria to your stomach, as wells as enzymes. That is going to help you stave off seasonal illnesses. If you do pick up a “bug”, it will help you recover much quicker.

 

It’s important to remember that 70% of our immune system resides in the gut, so it is very important to make sure it is fully stocked with the good bacteria it needs to fight off illnesses.

 

Fermented dairy, like kefir or yogurt, contains non-digestible carbohydrate galacto-oligosaccharide. This is used as a prebiotic in the body. That means that instead of absorbing the carbohydrates in your stomach, it will move down into your small intestine. There, it will grow beneficial micro-organisms, which will help with digestion, and promote a healthy immune system. Fermented dairy also contains a high amount of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which can aid in weight loss, building muscle, improving digestion, as well are many other benefits.

 

 

SHELLFISH

 

 

Oysters and mussels are packed full of vitamins and minerals, and can be a great addition to the list of best keto diet foods. Some vitamins and minerals found in oysters are;

 

  • •B-vitamins
  • •Vitamin A
  • •Folate
  • •Vitamin E
  • •Copper
  • •Selenium
  • •Zinc

 

Some vitamins and minerals found in mussels are;

 

  • •B-vitamins
  • •Selenium
  • •Zinc
  • •Magnesium
  • •Manganese

 

They are also a great source of protein.

 

 

EGGS

 

 

Eggs have received a bad rap over the years. But thankfully, our “egg yolk” phobia is finally coming to an end. And for good reason. Eggs (from pastured chickens) are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. The best source for chicken eggs is straight from the farmer, who allows his chickens to roam, eat grass, and especially, eat bugs. You want to avoid eggs that are fed a vegetarian feed, and are caged. Here are some vitamins and minerals found in pastured eggs.

 

  • •Vitamin A
  • •Choline
  • •Folate
  • •Selenium
  • •Iodine
  • •Omega-3

 

 

GRASS-FED BUTTER

 

 

If you tolerate dairy well, it can be a rich source of vitamins and minerals to add to your diet. And it will add a level of flavor that most foods can’t match. Whether its cooking your veggies in butter, or adding it to your Bulletproof Coffee, it will add a level of satiety that is hard to get from any other source. But not all butter is created equal. Most dairy is highly processed, and comes from cows in Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO). To ensure you are getting all the nutrients possible, you should seek out butter labeled “grass-fed”. If you want to go even further, depending on the laws in your state, you can seek out a local farm, who sells raw dairy products, from grass-fed animals. Some of the vitamins and minerals in grass-fed butter are;

 

  • •Vitamin A
  • •Vitamin D
  • •Vitamin E
  • •Vitamin K2
  • •Trace Minerals, such as manganese, chromium, zinc, copper, selenium, and iodine
  • •Arachidonic acid, which is important for brain, skin, and prostaglandin health
  • •Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

 

You can go to www.realmilk.com to help you locate raw dairy in your area.



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