In my last post of 2015, I want to end the year on a distinctly upbeat note for you. I have long believed that a Ketogenic diet was a key to longevity. Here the folk at greenmedinfo.com do as good a job as I have seen of laying out all the basics of a Ketogenic diet for you and your family. Would I adopt this food plan as the basis for your family’s goal of a healthier longer lasting life? I would indeed, and I do my best to stay on track, with one notable exception. I have zero intention of eliminating red wine from Burgundy France from my diet. Click to my France tab above for my complete posting series on France in general and more specifically Burgundy wine.
When you enter the orbit of the Ketogenic diet, your first deal is a knockout punch to sugar. Deserts of all types hit the scrap heat. In my research, sugar, along with a lack of high levels of oxygen, comes up as the primary fuel for cancer. You will also be eliminating fruit, grains and starchy vegetables. Moving to the front lines in your Ketogenic diet will be foods high in saturated fat, including eggs, cheese and virgin coconut oil. I eat all with aggression.
I avoid the big box supermarkets and packaged and processed foods, especially foods containing the killer polyunsaturated fat. I stick exclusively to humanely raised, grass-fed-to-finish meat, pasture raised chicken, usually from local farms, and cheese, eggs and milk from grass-fed local cows and chickens. Forget the labels, all natural, free range, cage free, farm fresh, organic, no hormones. All are BS. As for fish, stick with wild caught. Period.
As greenmedinfo.com notes, “This way of eating is known as the Ketogenic Diet. It results in the body running on an alternative source of fuel to glucose: ‘ketones’.”
And on that note, I wish you all a most happy new year.