Fat is made up of fatty acids that provide lasting energy. Fats help regulate your hormones, absorb vitamins, and more. There are different types of fats. Many people on a standard American diet are lacking in healthy natural fats due to their low-fat diet or because they’re eating too many of the wrong types of fats, such as trans fats.
The standard American diet is far from balanced and typically high in carbohydrates, especially processed and refined carbohydrates like white-flour cupcakes, pasta, and sugary soda. Macros differ on a ketogenic diet, with 5-10% of your calories from carbohydrates, 15-30% from protein, and 60-80% from fat. This means the soda and wheat cupcakes are off the menu! Check out the recipes section here at Ketogenic.com for delicious keto recipes to replace your old carb-heavy comfort foods!
Of course, the quality of the food you consume on keto always matters. Aim for a well-formulated ketogenic diet focusing on natural and unprocessed whole foods.