Host Brad Kearns talks about carbs and keto, clearing up some misconceptions and focusing in on an assortment of food categories to help you strategize and stay aligned with ketogenic eating guidelines. First, we must recognize that keto is best promoted by fasting/starvation—this is our genetically programmed response. Keto is not about stuffing your face with fat throughout the day. When it comes to carbs, we can enjoy abundant vegetable intake, emphasizing above-ground, leafy green veggies and cruciferous vegetables. And while colorful fruits and starchy tuber vegetables have many nutritional benefits, we want to sideline these when doing strict keto stints.
We also cover how to choose the highest quality dark chocolate, habituating to the highest possible cacao percentage. You’ll get inspired to make your own kombucha (all you need is a friend with a SCOBY, and some sweet black tea), and watch out for the overly-sugared store-bought kombucha. Other categories include non-dairy milks, nuts, seeds, and their derivative butters, and packaged snacks that have ‘paleo/keto’ designation on them