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How to Follow a Hybrid Keto Mediterranean Diet

Recently, the Mediterranean diet has been stealing the spotlight with its unconventional diet methods. We say “unconventional” because, unlike most modern-day diets, the Mediterranean diet doesn’t impose too many restrictions.  On the contrary, it encourages you to modify your current eating habits by incorporating more plant-based, unprocessed foods.  But what happens when you combine it […]

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Keto for Muslims: Staying Halal & Ramadan Fasting Tips

Keto (or ketosis) refers to a daily diet of less than 50g of net carbohydrates (total carbohydrates minus fiber and sugar alcohol). Unlike other diets, fats make up the most considerable portion of the diet. While you might think high fat equals unhealthy (and it can in some cases), our body can actually use fat […]

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All Fats Aren’t Equal – “Good” Versus “Bad” Fats

The Body Needs Fat Fats are essential to any diet because they help support bodily functions and overall health such as maintaining a stable body frame and organ functions. Studies show the importance of fats in the human body, but they have also noted numerous dangers associated with an excess intake of particular types of […]

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Important Vitamins and Minerals for a Keto Diet

Because the keto diet eliminates or restricts certain foods, many people are concerned about well-balanced nutrition. As with any diet, proper meal planning with enough key vitamins and minerals is vital to long-term success. Fortunately, eating nutrient-dense whole foods, meeting daily calorie needs, and avoiding processed filler foods minimizes the chance of nutrient deficiencies. It’s […]

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Preparation and Tips for a Carb Detox

What is a carb detox? A carb detox is strict avoidance of foods containing carbohydrates, especially refined carbs from sources like bread, pasta, rice, and processed foods and often lasts for three days. This helps the body slow down the production of glycogen. During the detox period, the body sheds excess water weight and adjusts […]

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Relief for Common Keto Flu Symptoms

Keto flu, also known as carb flu, is a common problem when starting the diet. The body adapting to a reduction in carbohydrate intake and other dietary changes can result in a range of temporary side effects. Below are examples of some of the symptoms, why they happen, and how to relieve them. Common symptoms […]

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Experiencing Joint Pains? It Might Be Keto Flu

The keto diet has many benefits but it also has received some criticism. The most discussed downside of the keto diet is “keto flu.” One side effect that doesn’t receive much attention is joint pains caused by the keto diet. Why Do Joint Pains Happen on the Keto Diet? Individuals on a keto diet usually […]

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The Average Timeline of Keto Flu Symptoms

When you start the keto diet to activate ketosis, you’re likely to experience benefits. But because of keto flu, you can feel worse before achieving the benefits of a ketogenic diet. It’s helpful to know the duration of symptoms that are associated with keto flu and when they can appear. The Keto Flu Timeline Show […]

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10 Best Drinks for Keto Flu Relief

Why Keto Flu Happens Keto flu occurs when the body undergoes a massive metabolic shift. The reduction of carbohydrates drains the body’s glycogen stores and forces it to switch from carbs to stored fats for fuel. The adaption causes insulin levels to drop, the release of ketones, and kidneys to work more than usual.  All […]

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