Keto Friendly Stack

The keto diet certainly divides opinions. Fans of the diet report an easier time of fat loss, more energy and improved cognitive function. Cutting out entire food groups or macronutrients without medical reasoning isn't something we'd advise taking lightly, but if you find the diet sustainable and enjoyable, we salute you! Diets aren't one size fits all, and for some the keto lifestyle is a game changer.

Some great keto friendly food choices include:

  • grassfed butter
  • steak
  • cheese
  • avocado
  • eggs

Generally, keto is considered 20g or less carbs per day, however we would suggest measuring blood ketones to assess whether or not you are in true ketosis (the state of using fat for fuel)- very active individuals might be able to consume slightly higher carbs around workouts without breaking out of ketosis.

Here are some of our favourite supplements that can be enjoyed by keto and non-keto dieters alike.

Peak DNA Diet Collagen

Collagen is a protein naturally found in the human body, in our skin, joints, tendons and more. It makes up to 30% of the protein in our body and 70% of the protein within our skin. Collagen supplements are taken from animal sources, in this case fish and bovine. Collagen has many benefits, from supporting joint health, youthful skin, gut health and muscle building. One 10g scoop will provide 57 calories, 5.5g protein, 3.3g fat and just 0.7g carbs. Add to your morning coffee for a boost!

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the best source of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). Due to their shorter chains, MCTs are more easily broken down and used for energy than other fat sources (think bulletproof coffee). MCTs produce ketones, which have been linked to improved brain function, they are also highly satiating which may make weight loss easier.

Omega 3s

Omega 3s are a type of fatty acid that you are likely to be under-consuming unless fatty fish is a daily staple in your diet. Omega 3s have plenty of great benefits, acting as an anti-inflammatory and helping maintain healthy heart, brain and joints.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D, along with A, E and K is a fat soluble vitamin. This means that it is best absorbed when taken alongside a high fat meal. Vitamin D is known as the 'sun vitamin', meaning that unfortunately many of us in the cold, dark UK are deficient. Vitamin D helps us to absorb calcium for healthy bones, it also has immune and recovery benefits.

Almond Butter

Almond butter is a tasty fat source with more vitamin E, fibre, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and iron than peanut butter.

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Savannah Westerby, BSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition. IG:@savannahwesterby
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