The keto way of eating – generally speaking low carbs, moderate protein, and high healthy fats – is still very popular and I support it wholeheartedly! This has worked so well for so many people – it especially aids in lowering chronic inflammation in the body, something that is present in so many diseased conditions. Of course, it helps in weight loss by putting the body into a state of ketosis. It may be beneficial in helping to reduce incidences of cancer and in promoting heart health. There are other benefits as well which cover the physical body to the emotional/cognition/spiritual one, too.
In Living Healthy Holistically you can learn more about the science of why higher healthy fats and lower starchy carbs are good for you and why lots of carbs found in the standard American diet and processed oils and other fats are so bad for you. In fact, at Health and Wellness Online, LLC you will find a great deal of information contained in the many blogs about healthy eating patterns such as keto and others and creating a healing environment for your physical body, emotions, thoughts, and spirituality. Remember how inter-connected our feelings and thoughts are to what goes on in our bodies.
Some other potential benefits of eating the keto way are supporting healthy cognitive states and assisting in prevention of dementia like Alzheimer’s. There is even emerging evidence that people with epileptic seizures may benefit from this style of eating and researchers state that pediatricians and neurologists need more awareness of the beneficial effect of eating keto in these populations.
As with anything, it is best to work with and consult your medical practitioner to ensure that you are doing what is best for yourself at any given time!
For more information about the keto way of eating, visit Dr. Joseph Mercola’s article entitled, Everything You Need to Know About the Ketogenic Diet.
Here is an easy recipe to use – it doesn’t take long to fix, and it is delicious!
Chicken Stir Fry
(Serves 4 people)
Ingredients (Always purchase local or organic or natural whenever possible)
16 ounces chicken (you just use your favorite cut – breast, thigh, etc.)
Salt, pepper to taste (I like Himalayan salt – the pink one) – 1 tsp each
Minced garlic (I like the freeze-dried kind – it’s very flavorful and easy to use although you can always use fresh)
Paprika – 1 tsp
Any healthy cold-pressed oil, such as olive oil, sesame oil, peanut oil, etc. – ¼ cup
Any non-starchy tasty vegetable you like or is in season
Green beans – ½ cup
Onion (use any kind or spring onions or leeks) – ½ cup
Bell peppers diced (any color will do) – ½ cup
Asparagus – ½ cup
*Sauté the chicken in the oil till light brown using low to medium heat; it is best to have the chicken cut up into smaller pieces, although not necessary – it will cook faster.
*Add the veggies and keep cooking. Stir with a wooden spoon or other utensil.
*Season everything. Before finishing the cooking, taste everything to make sure your seasonings are to your liking.
Option: One suggestion for a rice substitute is to use riced cauliflower – it is surprisingly good! You can purchase cauliflower pre-riced or do it yourself and just steam lightly. If you are using this, serve your stir fry over your riced, steamed cauliflower.
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Have a holistically healthy day!