What does KETO mean, and why do people swear by it?

The Keto Diet

Keto Diet is everywhere!

Is Keto neat-o or no-go for you? Are you wondering about this new way of eating, and why is it taking the world by storm? Surely you have been seeing the little “Keto Friendly” logo on Keto snacks at the store, or at least you have heard a friend say, “I swear Keto is the best – I feel ah-mazing!” Well, today we will go on a big adventure into the world of Ketogenic and explore what it is all about! Grab some Keto snacks (surprise – Williwaw is Keto friendly!), and let’s get started!

Keto Diet for beginners.

Before we dive in, we first want to say that if you are pregnant, nursing, or have high blood pressure diabetes, please talk to your doctor before trying a Keto Diet. The Keto Diet has been making big waves lately and giving us all some food for thought. Many studies show that eating low carb, moderate protein, and high fat can help you lose weight without feeling hungry all the time, improve your health, and may even prevent heart health issues! Low carb, moderate protein, and high fat are the Keto Diet in a nutshell. So let’s break this all out into snack-size pieces and see what we can uncover. 

How does the Keto Diet work?

When you eat fewer carbs, your body has to resort to burning fat (instead of carbs) for fuel. This can put your body into a metabolic state called “ketosis,” where the term Keto comes from. During Ketosis, your liver turns fat into tiny balls of energy called “Ketones.” Your brain and other organs then use these little power balls (or small energy molecules as scientists would say) for energy. So basically, eating a Keto Diet helps your body directly access its fat and then rapidly burns it off! Pretty cool, eh? 

What are Keto snacks and foods?

Excellent question, friend! Williwaw’s sustainably sourced salmon skin is naturally low carb, high in protein, and overflowing in healthy fats––making it a perfect keto snack that comes in a variety of addictive flavors! So we curated a bag of Keto snacks just for you!

Besides crunchy, tasty, and super Keto-friendly cracklets, Keto-friendly foods to eat include:

  • Meat and poultry
  • Fish and seafood
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Natural fats (such as olive oil and avocados)
  • Above ground veggies. Interesting to note: Below ground veggies such as potatoes and carrots contain more carbs than above-ground veggies like spinach and zucchini.

The Keto Diet’s other health benefits!

Keto is a great way to go for losing, and keeping weight off, and it also is just good for you! Here’s are some other benefits to going Keto! Acne (Aghh!) Several different causes of the dreaded zits may have links to diet and blood sugar. Therefore, eating a Keto Diet could reduce what is causing acne. Also, high levels of cholesterol can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, so reducing your cholesterol (which Keto is all about!) can reduce the risk of heart complications. 

The Keto Diet Shopping Guide

So why not give Keto a go? Here is a Keto-friendly foods shopping guide by Dr. Oz that you can take to the grocery store.