Is Willy’s ACV Keto friendly?

What is the keto diet?

The ketogenic diet works by sending the body into a state of ‘ketosis’ through using a strict low-carb diet. Low-carb diets also include the Atkins and Dukan diet.

Going through a state of ketosis is when the body burns fat instead of carbs as its primary source of fuel. Usually, the body uses glucose from carbohydrates for energy but due to the lack of carb intake in the keto diet, the body is unable to do this. When the body doesn’t get carbohydrates, the liver breaks any fat to produce energy. The energy made are molecules called ‘ketones’.

There are a few benefits of being on the keto diet, other than weight loss. This particular diet was initially developed to help treat epilepsy in children. Studies have proven that those who followed a ketogenic diet had a reduced frequency of seizures. This diet may also improve insulin sensitivity.

What foods can you eat when on the keto diet?

Generally, the foods that you’re allowed consists of:

– High fat meats

– High fat dairy

– Low carb vegetables

– Fish

– Nuts

As this diet is a low-carb diet, this means that you must be cutting out pasta, rice, bread etc. You must also avoid legumes, most fruits, potatoes and root vegetables.

Due to the fact that you’re cutting out quite a lot of dietary fibre, you may find this negatively impacting your gut health. It’s recommended that you do try to incorporate plenty of gut-friendly foods such as, leafy greens, certain fats like butter and also a range of fermented products e.g. fermented vegetables and getting your daily dose of Willy’s apple cider vinegar.

what is apple cider vinegar?

ACV is the product of fermented apples. The sugar from apples goes through a process called fermentation, which then turns the apples into acetic acid. Acetic acid is known to be the main active ingredient behind the health benefits that ACV has.

Willy’s Apple cider vinegar

Willy’s Live Organic Apple Cider Vinegar contains the ‘Live Mother’. This is a live probiotic bacteria; acetobacter and lactobacillus and also has a pH of 5 which means that it can help support an alkaline diet.

Whilst apple cider vinegar is slightly acidic in pH when metabolised with the body, our live probiotic apple cider vinegar actually promotes alkalinity, along with other foods like fresh green leafy vegetables, fruits and nuts.

Benefits of apple cider vinegar

There’s strong evidence that ACV can help with blood sugar control in diabetics and an improvement in insulin resistance. ACV may also help with lowering your cholesterol and appetite reduction, leading to an eventuality of weight loss. ACV has anti-inflammatory properties which can help with eczema & psoriasis, also.

Other main key benefits of ACV are:

– Helps improve digestion

– Supports your immune system

– May improve heart health

– Boosts nutrient levels

– May help to improve your skin and nail health

– Can help improve the condition of your hair

Bursting with flavour and texture and an absolute delight to enjoy! A wonderful fusion of flavours that work brilliantly together.

With a quick prep time of only 10 minutes, this is a must try keto dish!

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