People begin a ketogenic diet for many reasons. Whether it’s to lose weight, decrease sugar intake, or burn fats, each person on the Keto diet is different. But one of the main goals of the Keto diet is anti-inflammation. If you are on the Keto diet, our Turmeric Curcumin Complex is the perfect match to maximize your anti-inflammation goals.
What is the Keto Diet?
The Keto diet focuses on low-carb, high-fat foods. The reduction of carbs allows the body to enter ketosis, which is a metabolic state in which the body becomes efficient in burning fats. Not only does the body burn those fats, but, with dedication to the diet, the body also turns fats into ketones, which can provide energy for your brain – literal brain power! There are four types of Keto Diets:
- Standard Ketogenic Diet: 75% fat, 20% protein, only 5% carbs
- Cyclical ketogenic diet: 5 standard ketogenic diet days, two high-carb days
- Targeted ketogenic diet: Mostly standard ketogenic diet, but add carbs around workouts
- High-protein ketogenic diet: 60% fat, 35% protein, 5% carbs
While these four versions help those on the Keto diet adapt to their lifestyle, the focus remains the same: a major reduction of carbs, replaced by good fats.
Who Benefits from Keto the Most?
The benefits of entering ketosis seem to apply to everyone, but who benefits the most from the Keto diet? Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome see many positive changes due to the Keto diet: the low-carb focus allows for a balance in hormones, lowered insulin levels and weight, leading to a decrease in symptoms. Diabetes patients also seem to reap a lot of benefits. Type 2 patients saw a 75% improvement in insulin sensitivity while on the Keto diet, and some improved their health so much, they were able to stop taking their medication. However, the group that sees the most rewards from the Keto diet are the ones that are trying to lose weight.
The Natural Obstacle
While the Keto diet is a huge contributor to weight loss, there are natural obstacles in the body that could make losing weight on the Keto diet harder than most think. You could be strict with your Keto diet, getting your steps in and your sweat on, but inflammation in the body could be stopping you from seeing results. The inflammation process in the body begins with high-fat diets, which the Keto diet preaches. Once the body enters ketosis, the excess fat will be burned. However, ketosis takes each person a different amount of time to enter. The increase of inflammation in those initial days and weeks creates a cycle of weight gain, especially if you already have chronic inflammation.
To help your body avoid the repercussions of the beginning stages of a high-fat diet, turning to anti-inflammatory foods and ingredients is the best approach. Our Turmeric Curcumin Complex can be your first step in the Keto diet, and continue to be a partner in your new lifestyle to keep inflammation at bay. Here are the anti-inflammatory ingredients in our complex:
- Turmeric: contains curcuminoids, which reduce inflammation; often used to treat arthritis and fight cancer
- Boswellia: used to treat chronic inflammatory conditions for centuries in Asian traditional medicine
- Beetroot: superfood that targets inflammation linked to obesity; also detoxes blood and liver
- Ginger: perhaps the longest-used anti-inflammatory herb in history, also prevents nausea, relieves pain, and contains antioxidants
The benefits of our Turmeric Curcumin Complex are evident, but how well do these superfoods fit in with the Keto diet?
While we understand that Keto calls for a ban of all vegetables that grow underground, let us break down the ingredients that are the exception to those rules in our supplement. Keto is designed to be low-carb because an excess of carbs causes full-body inflammation. Vegetables that grow below-ground contain more carbs, which is why the initial reaction to those vegetables is to cut them out of your diet. But the roots that we use at Essential Core Nutrition are all anti-inflammatory, squashing the grounds of the no-root-vegetable argument.
Benefits of Beets
The anti-inflammation properties of beetroot are indisputable, and if you look at our supplement label, beetroot is one of the smallest quantities in our complex. We only use as much beetroot as needed to make our product a quality, effective anti-inflammatory supplement. Beetroot contains almost every vitamin the body needs, so if your Keto diet is giving you the Keto flu, beetroot has the vitamins you need to supplement what the Keto diet removes.
Treatments in Turmeric
Turmeric used in our supplement is also a root, but the important thing to remember is that the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant curcuminoids are the active ingredient in turmeric, and are only found in the root. Since curcuminoids are unsuitable to be taken alone (they have poor solubility in water), they cannot simply be extracted completely from the turmeric, or they will lose their anti-inflammatory benefits. If you look at our supplement label, turmeric isn’t even listed, just curcuminoids, because we only use enough turmeric to carry the curcuminoids into your body for the best possible benefits.
Gains of Ginger
While the addition of ginger to the Keto diet has been heavily debated over the past few years, we will let the centuries of benefits speak for themselves. Ginger has been used since the 1st century and contains one of the most potent anti-inflammatory agents, gingerol. Gingerol is anti-nausea and speeds up the stomach emptying process, thus eradicating digestive issues and could eliminate your use of harmful NSAIDs for pain relief. Based on centuries of studies, if you’re going to “cheat on your diet,” ginger could provide more positive effects than the diet itself.
Partners in Weight Loss
The Keto diet is one of the best ways to elevate the efficiency of your body to lose weight, balance hormones, insulin, and so much more. Adding a potent supplement to maximize the health gains on the Keto diet and fill in the essential vitamin gaps is the best way to make sure your body stays on top of its autonomic function. The ingredients in our Turmeric Curcumin Complex provide the tools you need to level-up your new lifestyle on Keto, so start your supplement routine right now!