It’s 2019 and the ketogenic diet still remains amongst the biggest fads in the fitness world. Like it or not, the diet does give out fast and noticeable difference. The diet is characterized by its high fat content and none to negligible amount of carbs consumed. This makes the body run on fats and thus burning more fats than a normal person. When an individual is on a keto diet the body produces small fuel molecules called "ketones". This is an alternative source of fuel for the body which is used when the blood sugar is in short supply. Let us have a look at the type of fats you must eat if you are on a keto diet.
Since the keto diet promotes the consumption of fats, people are usually elated about it and do not always pay attention to the kind of fats consumed – especially when the type of fats consumed is what makes all the difference. Just like carbohydrates, fats are also categories into complex (good) and simple (bad). . Monounsaturated fats are the ones which help in reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in the body, that means these are healthy and can be included in your ketogenic diet plan. These fats also provide the body with sufficient energy.
Some healthy sources of fats that should be included in your diet are avocados, coconut oil, chia and sunflower seeds, nut butters, sour cream, full-fat yoghurt, olives and coconut oil.