Written with the collaboration of nutrition specialist Miriam Kalamian.
Food is vital: an integral part of every day, every tradition, every celebration. Modern times and relative affluence have brought us a seemingly endless and often overwhelming number of choices. Unfortunately this has not translated into better health for millions of Americans, considering that chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, heart disease and even cancer are on the rise.
For decades these diseases have been robbing us and our loved ones of our healthy and productive years; instead, we find ourselves facing chronic illness increasingly earlier in life, shortening lifespan, eroding healthspan, and preventing us from enjoying life to the fullest extent.
Many of these chronic conditions have a common underlying theme: They are either caused or worsened by poor nutritional choices. According to a recent study, only 12% of Americans are metabolically healthy¹. This is worrisome.
What actions can- and should- we take? That’s where keto comes in. Over the past few years, greater interest accompanied by a spike in scientific research have shown that low-carb and ketogenic diets can be used to reverse insulin resistance, manage fatigue and improve cognitive function. Even people with type 2 diabetes, long assumed to be irreversible, see dramatic improvement in symptoms and reductions in the use of diabetes medication, including insulin. These are not just studies performed on rats; we are talking about high-quality human trials conducted by some of the most prominent researchers in this space.
Here at Keto Kind, supporting your ketogenic lifestyle is our passion! We believe that the consistent practice of a nutritious, whole-food based, low-carbohydrate or ketogenic diet is a crucial step in taking back our health. Even better: Improving nutrition goes beyond restoring health: it restores vitality- allowing you and your loved ones to move through life with more energy to show up for the things that matter:.Love. Work. Family. Community. We are what we eat, and we support your efforts towards becoming your best self.
To eat better, you need the best and most up-to-date nutrition information. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly more difficult to sort through the information and misinformation about Keto., How can you differentiate fact from fiction when so many voices are demanding your attention? Here at Keto Kind, we faced those same challenges. That started our quest to find the best of the best in the ketosphere: scientists, researchers, thought leaders, and people working hard in the trenches. Now, we are here to summarize and synthesize what we learned, to shine a light on the right path, adding signposts along the way so you can be successful in reaching your goals. That’s why we created this fact-based guide, we hope you enjoy it.
1. The study, “Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2016,” was published online Nov. 28 in the journal Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders.