Keto Broccoli and Jalapeño Salad
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the role of ketones in a keto diet?
Ketones are produced when the body breaks down fats for energy in the absence of sufficient carbs. They serve as an alternative fuel source, especially for the brain.
What's the difference between total carbs and net carbs?
Total carbs include all types of carbohydrates, while net carbs subtract fiber and certain sugar alcohols. Net carbs are often used in keto diets to gauge carb intake.
Can I do a cyclic keto diet?
Cyclic keto involves alternating between high-carb and low-carb days. It can work for some athletes, but it's important to carefully plan carb intake to avoid disrupting ketosis.
How does the keto diet affect cholesterol levels?
For many people, the keto diet can improve cholesterol profiles by increasing HDL ('good') cholesterol and decreasing triglycerides. However, individual responses may vary.
Can I have cured meats on a keto diet?
Cured meats like bacon, salami, and pepperoni can be enjoyed on a keto diet. Just be mindful of additives and sugars in some processed meats.