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What is Sunflower Oil?   Sunflower oil is made from the seeds of a sunflower plant.   There is much debate over whether or not sunflower oil is healthy in general, and particularly over whether or not it’s healthy for keto dieters.   However, it is important to keep in mind that not all sunflower oil is considered equal, and the health benefits depend on the type of sunflower oil.   There are four main types of sunflower oil, which vary in their composition of fatty acids: high linoleic, mid...

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MCTs, or medium-chain triglycerides, are a popular supplement for anyone who follows a low-carb or ketogenic diet.   This type of fatty acid usually comes from coconut or palm oil, and seems to have many benefits even for those not following a special diet.   There is a long list of potential benefits from using MCT oil, but a few still need more backing from research. That being said, there are some solid, proven ways that MCT oil can help support your keto or low-carb diet.   Here are the...

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The Keto (or Ketogenic) Diet is an extremely low-carbohydrate diet designed to increase fat loss and improve your body composition.   It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate consumption, and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.   What is the Keto Diet?   Low-carb diets, in one form or another, have been around for several decades now. But, recently, several programs have appeared that all fall under the specific category of ...

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Whether or not you’re following the ketogenic diet, you’ve probably heard the word “ketosis” floating around recently.   You might have a vague idea of what it means, but let’s find out how ketosis works.     What is ketosis?   First, in order to understand how it works, we need to know what ketosis is. Essentially, nutritional ketosis is a metabolic state that occurs when your body is required to switch from carbohydrates to fat to use for energy.   If you’re following the Standard American ...

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Is the ketogenic diet (“keto”) a separate diet from a low-carb diet? Yes, it is different. It’s similar in many ways, but not one and the same, and the difference is apparent when it comes to weight loss.   So, without further ado, let’s dive right into it.      What is the difference between keto and low-carb?   Separating the two can get a little tricky.   “Low-carb” can refer to a few different diets – but the overarching similarity is – get this – the diets are low in carbohydrates. Of co...

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