Optimal meals for therapeutic ketosis
Therapeutic ketosis, which involves reducing the insulin load of our diet to increase fat burning, is an exciting adjunct therapy for a range of chronic conditions such as cancer, epilepsy and dementia. A more aggressive ketogenic approach can also be implemented in the early stages of a low carb dietary approach to minimise blood sugars and strip excess glucose from the system.
At the same time, people using a very high fat approach need to be intentional to ensure they obtain adequate nutrition. These meals prioritise a low insulin load while maximising nutrient density as much as possible.
The nutrient density of these meals is not as high as other approaches and hence it is ideal if you are able to transition to one of the following approaches as your metabolic health and / or blood glucose levels improve:
- meals for diabetes and nutritional ketosis
- meals for weight loss
- meals for athletes and the metabolically healthy
The highest ranking keto recipes using these weightings are shown below. Click on the image to see more details.