❤️ Keto & Your Arteries ❤️
What do you say about the claims of high cholesterol and heart disease, etc. that have been linked to high fat diets? Or that the keto diet is unhealthy? Are there healthier alternatives to red meat, bacon, and cheese? I can't wrap my head around these things being "healthy".
Fat is stored in fatty tissue as triglycerides. When your body burns fat, fat cells release triglycerides into the bloodstream. Cells that need energy convert them into fatty acids and glycerol. Elevated levels of triglycerides can cause plaque to form in your arteries. However, when the body is in ketosis, the triglycerides that fat cells release into the bloodstream do not stay in the bloodstream. They convert into energy before they can cause harm to your arteries. It is advised that while on the keto diet, that you vary your fat sources. Alternatives to red meat and cheese would be: Cold water fatty fish (salmon), oils rich in heart healthy fats (olive, coconut, flaxseed, grapeseed), avocados, nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pumpkin, sunflower seeds).
Our menu changes weekly and rotates through chicken and fish options that are 100% Keto and offer an alternative to red meat. Check out our current menu to see what we have!
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