Ketogenic Diet: Healthy Fats (#3)

This is my 3rd article in the series, ‘Keto Diaries’ where I deep dive into the subject of healthy  dietary fats. A lot of it is sourced from research and studies as well as perfectketo.com which has a lot of interesting resources.

According to me, the purpose of the ketogenic diet is not weight loss but improving the quality of your life through a healthy intervention.  This means maintaining the proper fat, protein, and carb and choosing the right foods to promote your health.

Read my previous articles on – ‘The Basics of a Keto Diet’ and ‘The Role of Macronutrients

Given that fats contribute to 70% of a keto diet, it is important that you know what fats can be included in your diet and why. I have kept this list friendly to an Indian diet and my Keto Meal Plan is also made on similar lines to make the diet seem less daunting.

Healthy Fats

The fats that get the green light when it comes to the keto diet—and good health in general—can be broken down into four categories:

  • Saturated fats
  • Monounsaturated fats (MUFAs)
  • Polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), and,
  • Naturally-occurring trans fats

The truth is that all fats contain a mixture of these types, but the one that’s dominant is how we categorize them. Source: http://bit.ly/2FRfz6V

HF Table Revised

 What should you read next:

  • Keto Meal Plan and Recipes (Customised to an Indian palate)
  • My favourite keto products

Read all my keto related posts here: Keto Diaries

 

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