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8 Questions about foods allowed in the ketogenic diet

8 Questions about foods allowed in the ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet prioritizes the consumption of fats, also increasing proteins and reducing carbohydrates abruptly. However, in practice this guidance often raises many questions: what can and can not eat within the ketogenic diet?

To help, we select through our "Ask the Expert" platform seven questions about what can and should be done. which can not be consumed in the ketogenic diet. Check the list below!

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1. What are the prohibited foods in the ketogenic diet?

A: In a broad way, the ketogenic diet is used as a therapeutic dietary alternative for the treatment of refractory epilepsies. They are high-lipid and carbohydrate-restricted diets and allowable and / or restricted foods are related to the purpose of the treatment, as determined by a nutritionist and accompanied by specialist physicians.

2. What are the meats released in the ketogenic diet and how should they be prepared?

A: All meats are released into the ketogenic diet without the need to exclude visible fat from them. For example, eat the picanha with the fat cover and preserve the skin of the chicken. The fat present naturally in meat and other foods, such as eating eggs with egg yolks is important since the ketogenic diet is high in fat and has a moderate amount of protein. To achieve this characteristic of the diet it is important to preserve and ingest meats with higher amounts of fats. But remember, always consult a nutritionist face-to-face so that the food is fit for individual needs.

3. Are fruits allowed in the ketogenic diet?

A: Fruits are foods rich in carbohydrates, mainly fructose. Thus, most fruits are prohibited in this diet giving preference to those with lower net carbohydrate content (total carbohydrates less the amount of fibers). Thus, the tolerated fruits are raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry and cherry. The avocado and coconut pulp due to the high amount of fats and also the lemon are allowed fruits within this food standard.

4. In the ketogenic diet, one can continue to take açaí?

A: In a broad way, the ketogenic diet is used as a therapeutic alternative for the treatment of refractory epilepsy. These are high-lipid and carbohydrate-restricted diets and allowable and / or restricted foods are related to the purpose of the treatment, as determined by a nutritionist and accompanied by specialist physicians.

5. What are the options of desserts released in the ketogenic diet?

A: For the consumption of sweets and desserts it will be very important to research low carb recipes and use the permitted foods like unflavored gelatin, cream and sweetener. Much creativity and analysis of the carbohydrates present are necessary for the development of this type of preparation.

6. Are alcoholic beverages prohibited in the ketogenic diet?

A: Alcoholic beverages should be avoided in the ketogenic diet, especially those made from carbohydrate sources (rice, wheat, malt, barley). Is lactose-free milk allowed in the ketogenic diet?

A: Lactose-free milk has carbohydrates in its composition. This is because, for the production of milk without lactose, the enzyme that breaks the lactose called lactase forming the galactose and the glucose is used. Therefore, if the labels of milks with and without lactose are observed, the amount of carbohydrates is the same. Thus, as in the ketogenic diet there is a drastic reduction in the presence of carbohydrates in the diet, whole milk, semi-skimmed, skimmed or lactose-free version should be avoided.8. What supplements can be taken in the ketogenic diet?

A: Lactose-free milk has carbohydrates in its composition. This is because, for the production of milk without lactose, the enzyme that breaks the lactose called lactase forming the galactose and the glucose is used. Therefore, if the labels of milks with and without lactose are observed, the amount of carbohydrates is the same. Thus, as in the ketogenic diet there is a drastic reduction in the presence of carbohydrates in the diet, whole milk, semi-skimmed milk, skimmed milk or the lactose-free version should be avoided.

* All responses were published by nutritionist Isabelly Silva CRN: 47452)


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