With so many diet do’s and don’ts on the market today, it is understandable why so many of us are often confused about what to eat, about how much is too little or too much, and about how much time between meals is optimal.
When asked why we want to diet, our answers vary from wanting to lose weight to the desire to feel better in general. Some of us want to look better in our clothes and some of us want to know how to best control the symptoms of allergies, metabolic disorders, and autoimmune diseases. No matter who we are, our dietary choices impact our overall health, including mental clarity and memory. Who doesn’t want more of that?
At So Not Nuts, we are in the business of diligently and carefully scrutinizing our products for nutritional value, taste, and convenience. It is our mission to keep up with fast-paced food industry research and to offer the most healthy and delicious snacks, oils and powders on the market today. As part of our exploration into the culture of healthy eating, the following paragraph describes one option for obtaining a healthier diet.
The Ketogenic Diet otherwise referred to as the Keto Diet, or just “Keto” has changed the way many Americans look at food and how food affects our bodies. For those who want to lose weight, The Keto Diet claims to burn away unwanted fat. For those struggling with forgetfulness, The Keto Diet claims to improve memory function, and for those battling hyperimmune responses, metabolic and autoimmune diseases, such as allergies, Epilepsy and Type 2 Diabetes, The Keto Diet claims to stabilize blood sugar and insulin sensitivity.
The goal of the Keto Diet is to distribute the eating pattern to include about 75% of our daily calories from fat and only 5% from carbohydrates (the remaining 20% comes from protein). Although the high percentage of fat appears to have the opposite effect of what weight losers want, the premise is for the body to produce ketones inside the Gastrointestinal Tract, metabolize them into beneficial fatty acids, and thereby force the body into a state of Ketosis. In this metabolic state, the body will quickly gobble up the small number of carbohydrates and turn to the stored fat for energy.
The physiological process of breaking down stored fat into molecules, called ketones is, in part, what gives the Keto Diet its name.
There are plenty of delicious worthy recipes on the Internet and found inside Ketogenic Diet Cookbooks. To compliment “so” many recipes, So Not Nuts offers Keto-friendly products. For example, our Sacha Inchi Seeds add a delightful crunch when sprinkled atop a bed of warm soba noodles. Our Superfood Sacha Inchi Powder and oil provides the perfect texture and organic addition to a delectable dish of oven “fried” chicken. And, for those times when cooking is too time-consuming and you just need a quick snack, our Sacha Inchi Seeds are “superfoods” tasty, right out of the bag.
Interestingly, the Keto Diet goes hand-in-hand with our product. The Sacha Inchi Seed is super rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, something the body cannot produce on its own. The Keto Diet is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acid fortified foods like fish, seeds (Chia, Flaxseed and Sacha Inchi-a perfect nut alternative), nuts and soybeans. The benefits of a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids provide the same results as the products we sell and take pride in.
For appetite control, a body in ketosis controls appetite hormones, steering away carbohydrate cravings. Carbohydrates spike blood sugar, leaving you feeling hungry and craving more carbs, sometimes resulting in an out of control spiral of weight gain.
For enriched memory, a state of ketosis reduces inflammation and improves energy metabolism, the very thing that helps maintain brain function.
Stable blood sugar levels assist brain chemistry by improving mood and understanding.
Our products are a perfect pairing for the Keto Diet and a perfect addition to any healthy eating lifestyle.