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Top 10 Keto Foods: Thomas DeLauer | Thrive Market


Macadamia nuts are always gonna be a
focal point for me, just because they’re
probably the lowest carb, next two
pili nuts, but the lowest carb nut that
you’re gonna find. There’s no
phytates because they don’t have a skin
on them, so that means that they’re
easier to break down. No matter where you
are being able to have some nice sea
salt macadamia nuts is gonna curb any
craving and just get you through the
tough times.
Coconut oil of course, it’s so easy to
just fall victim to using canola oil or
normal like kind of cooking oil, and the
reality is despite some of the
conflicting sciences out there, or what
some people will say about coconut oil,
it’s a saturated fat that can be
utilized by the body. It’s very high in
loric acid so helps support your healthy
gut. It also, of course has medium chain
triglycerides which give you pretty much
instant energy when you are on a Keto diet.
Sardines, they get a bad rep. Sardines
are like probably one of the most
nutrient-dense fishes that you can eat.
They are super, super high in
omega-3s. Gram for gram, or pound for
pound, however you want to look at it, they’re the
most omega-3 dense food that you can
find – like they’re great, and super high
in what’s called DHA: docosahexaenoic
acid, so specifically the omega-3 that’s
really good for the brain, but also I
mean you’re just getting a good quality
protein too. I like to say that sardines
are quite honestly like the perfect fat
to protein ratio. Like it’s the perfect
keto food.
I like to think that like I’m
paving the way for nutritional yeast,
because I put it on everything.
I’m not a big dairy guy so a lot of
times like I love the idea that
nutritional yeast sorta has a
cheesy taste, kind of a cheesy
consistency, and all it is is deactivated
yeast super high B vitamins so high
b6, high b12, you know if you’re vegan or
vegetarian it’s a great addition. Put it
on your veggies; if you mix it with a
little bit of coconut oil it makes like
a cheesy sauce, it’s so good. You put it on
asparagus, put it on broccoli, put it on anything!
Pork rind for years and years
and years, for all eternity we thought
like pork rinds are just like this
unhealthy thing right? There is some
truth to that, like not all pork rinds
are created equal, but you put
good-quality pork rinds you know in your
body you’re actually getting a good high
quality fat. It’s like a perfect keto
food very very low protein high fat
exactly what you need to just give you
that satisfied crunch, and that’s what
you kind of miss on the keto diet. You
miss the crunch; you don’t realize it
until you’re a few months in you’re like, “huh,
I haven’t had something that crunches
for a while like I used to be able to
have like some bread or a crouton.” But
pork rinds, they solve that problem.
Ghee is one of the only dairy components
that I really like to have in my body.
The reason is because ghee is so
deprived of the normal milk solids because
it goes through such a process of turning,
and then straining, that you really don’t
have the milk solids or the lactose. So
you can even say that someone is lactose
intolerant you totally have ghee,
the nice thing is get some pure milk fat
so it’s not the milk solids, it’s not the
whey, it’s just pure milk fat. So very very
high quality fat, but it’s also high in
what’s called you butyrik acid, or converts
into butyric acid, so it’s a short chain
fatty acid that feeds or the endothelial
cells within your gut. So it’s good for
your gut, but it also ends up helping your
body utilize those fats a bit more so
you have good gut health, good gut brain
access, but also a good clean energy.
Who doesn’t love coffee, the fact is
if you go and you pick up just an
ordinary creamer, chances are it’s not
keeping it keto friendly and you’re
probably taking a couple steps back in
terms of overall health goals. Instead of
taking a couple steps back by having
half in half, you’re taking a couple
steps forward by giving your body those
medium chain triglycerides that are
great just for energy optimization, but
also great for helping you produce
ketones. Then you have a little bit of
almond milk in there too so it thins it out, so you’re not having a super high fat, high
calorie creamer. This is a nice balance
between the two.
Monkfruit is my jam
when it comes down to a sweetener. Stevia is great, but stevia has a little bit of
a bitterness to it, and again I love
stevia – I use it, but monkfruit is in my
opinion a little bit superior. Whereas
some sweeteners basically the brain gets
super excited because you get something sweet; but because monkfruit, even though it’s
sweet, it’s seen as an herb – it’s a little
bit different. So the brain registers it a
bit different, so you don’t have the
potential insulin spike that you can get
with some artificial sweeteners, or
natural sweeteners. But quite frankly
it’s just convenient, and it tastes good.
Electrolytes. Let’s get our electrolytes
in, in a fun way. Okay can’t always eat a
salty steak, or you can always eat these
things they’re gonna like be super good
tasting and give you the salt in sort of
an inconspicuous way, so why not get one
in a tasty way. So these Ultima packs are
just great because they taste really
good, like their lemon one is my favorite –
it tastes like you’re drinking lemonade.
But you’re actually replenishing your electrolytes.
When you’re on the road, when you’re just like traveling around
and you’re just stuck in traffic, and
you’re like okay I’m getting hungry but
I don’t want to pull over and you know
go to Arby’s – I want to actually eat
something healthy. You know that’s
exactly what Chomps comes in, when it
comes down to being anti-inflammatory,
and really actually being a good healthy
food it’s very difficult to find that in
a jerky or a meat stick.
They’re non-gmo project verified which
is big for me; but they taste amazing, and
literally my son even eats them. If my son
loves them, then you’ll love them too.

William Babineau

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