Fats make up more than 70% of the ketogenic diet. Growing up, most of us had been told to eat less fat, saturated fats were bad, all Vegetable oils are good.
We now know, that's not the case!
People often not eat enough fat when they start keto because our society has been conditioned to believe that fats will make you fat.
Since you’re limiting carb intake on keto, it’s important that you’re replacing those calories with calories from fats.
In addition, your body needs increased dietary fat to prime your metabolism to burn fats as a main source of energy, also known as ketosis. If you’re a beginner to keto, you’ll need to consume more fats than experienced 'keto-ers' as this will help your body get used to using ketones as a new fuel source.
Here are some Healthy fat sources to eat on keto, including saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, and some polyunsaturated fats.
New Studies Debunk the Saturated Fats Debacle:
For decades we were taught that saturated fats -- from foods like red meat -- were bad for your health. But new research suggests the complete opposite.
Saturated fats may actually be good for you, and come with a host of benefits. These may include:
Sources of healthy saturated fats include:
Sources of healthy monounsaturated fats include:
Healthy polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) include:
So eat up, enjoy your keto fats, they keep you satiated and full!