Pure Chocolate: Your Ultimate Keto Guide to Cacao + Top 7 Health Benefits
Check your pulse. If you’ve got one, then you probably don’t need to be convinced as to why chocolate is one of the most beloved foods on earth. Chocolate is the good stuff: It’s rich, earthy, fruity, dark, comforting and complex all at once. Even its scientific name, Cacao Theobroma, derives from the Greek for “food of the gods.” However, many people who adopt the keto lifestyle tend to overlook the importance and general goodness of cacao due to its frequent collaboration with the sworn enemy of ketosis: sugar.
The Superpowers of Almonds Revealed!
The name Belichka comes from the Russian word for "cute squirrel"––so you could say that we’re pretty picky about nuts! But the nut we’re squirrelliest about is the almond.With 2.5 net carbs per one ounce serving, and a majority mono-unsaturated fat, almonds are one of the most keto-friendly nuts. And to top it off, almonds have more dietary fiber than any other nut with 3.5g of dietary fiber per serving! This fiber is important––there’s no shortage of recent arguments that focus on the benefits of a high fiber diet in reducing the risk of metabolic syndrome. Almonds have been shown to lower triglycerides in the blood,...
Monk Fruit: Keto’s Little Helper
What is Monk Fruit? Few foods have created the stir of monk fruit since it officially passed FDA inspection in 2010. Since then, it has become a keto community favorite as a carbohydrate and calorie-free sweetener. However, monk fruit isn’t just some new well-marketed superfood––records show that people have been consuming it since the 1200’s A.D. when its benefits inspired the local Luo Han monks of Guangxi, China to become the first known people to cultivate it. It has also long been used medicinally as a remedy for the common cold and digestive issues. Monk Fruit is a small orange-sized green...
The Buzz Around Caffeine and Keto
Caffeine has a complicated blend of great benefits as well as some negative effects that you can really feel–but you might be surprised by how it can affect your health!