The ketogenic diet is a lifestyle and a great way to improve mental and physical health. In the ketogenic diet, the carbohydrate intake is very low, so the cells look for alternative energy sources like ketones, and the body enters a state called ketosis.
According to various studies, the keto diet is a great way to lose weight and significantly increases performance and, thus, general well-being (1).
What can I eat to get into ketosis, how do I need to prepare my meals, and how does it work in a restaurant?
These 10 healthy foods are gold in your ketogenic diet plan—healthy, delicious, and low in carbs.
Meat and poultry
Meat and poultry should be a priority in a ketogenic diet. Fresh meat and poultry don’t contain any carbs, but they contain a lot of vitamin B and essential minerals like selenium, potassium, and zinc (4).
Besides, meat and poultry provide an excellent source of high-quality protein. Ideally, eat grass feed because it is particularly high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants (5).