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Do you know the difference between a frittata and an omelet?
Frittata means “fried” in Itialian.
A frittata can basically be made with all the same ingredients as an omelet or a crustless quiche.
Frittatas are typically cooked in a cast iron pan. They are started on the stove and cooked until the edges begin to set.
The dish is then transferred to the oven to finish cooking, using a broil in the last few minutes to generate a nice golden crisp on top.
While an omelet has the ingredients simply sprinkled on top of the egg, a frittata is generally mixed together in a similar manner as quiche.
Enjoy your Keto Zone frittata!
Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, and more than a third of Americans are obese, according to the CDC. Something clearly needs to change.
Unfortunately, mainstream advice about heart health is still misguided and not up-to-date on the most recent research—including the positive connection between the keto diet and heart health.
Here’s what you need to know.
The Surprising Facts About Heart Disease and Cholesterol
When it comes to heart health, there are three factors that matter:
- LDL cholesterol, also known as bad cholesterol. LDL stands for “low-density lipoproteins” that are made of fat and protein. These lipoproteins carry fat into the bloodstream. There are two types of LDL cholesterol:
- LDL pattern A, which is big and puffy and neutral in harm
- LDL pattern B, which is small, plaque-forming, and dangerous
- HDL cholesterol, also known as the good cholesterol. HDL stands for “high-density lipoproteins” that carry LDL cholesterol away from your arteries and back to your liver. This allows the cholesterol to be deconstructed and removed from your body, which is a good thing.
- Triglycerides, fatty acids that can accumulate in the blood. High triglycerides are associated with artery plaque formation.
Most doctors will still tell you that to have a healthy heart and cholesterol, you need to reduce any foods with cholesterol and saturated fats, keep carbohydrates between 45-65 percent of total calories, exercise more to lose weight, and take statin drugs to lower your LDL cholesterol if that doesn’t work.
The truth says otherwise.
The real culprit when it comes to heart disease is oxidized cholesterol (from LDL pattern B) and inflammation resulting from:
- Consuming excessive amounts of unhealthy polyunsaturated fats like canola oil, sunflower oil, sunflower oil, and soybean oil and processed foods
- Not eating enough anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats
- Large amounts of carbs or sugars
- Other lifestyle factors like toxins, poor diet, stress, and lack of exercise
(See the Truth About Cholesterol for more on this.)
Thankfully, the Keto Zone diet addresses these issues.
Keto Diet and Heart Health: How the Keto Zone Benefits Your Ticker
The Keto Zone diet can lower your triglycerides and the harmful LDL pattern B while converting LDL pattern B into neutral LDL pattern A. It can also help raise HDL “good” cholesterol.
There are two main ways the diet does this:
- By drastically cutting your intake of sugars, carbs, and other processed foods
- By including the right amount of healthy fats—plenty of omega-3s and a moderate amount of healthy omega-6s
Here are some examples of the heart healthy benefits of the ketogenic diet at work:
In a 2004 study on the long-term effects of a ketogenic diet on obese patients, the researchers found the diet significantly reduced the BMI and weight, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and blood glucose of the patients while increasing their HDL cholesterol levels. The long-term use of the diet also didn’t cause any detrimental side effects .
Another study from 2006 showed eating 20 grams of carbs or less per day significantly decreased the BMI, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and blood glucose levels of obese subjects. Their HDL cholesterol levels also increased significantly .
A third study from 2007 looked at the effects of a ketogenic diet on 64 obese diabetic patients. At the end of 52 weeks, the patients’ total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose, and urea levels decreased significantly and HDL cholesterol increased significantly .
For more information on the keto diet and heart health, check out Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet book.
Looking for a delicious low-carb way to get in your MCT oil and healthy fats every morning?
Look no further than this Keto Zone porridge!
Hemp hearts and chia seeds make up the bulk of this recipe, adding both flavor and nutrition. Full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats, these superfood seeds are great additions to the keto diet.
The ingredients are soaked over-night in full-fat coconut milk to infuse the flavors and allow for a creamy and satisfying porridge-like texture.
If you miss eating oatmeal on the Keto Zone Diet, then this porridge is for you!
If you are on a keto diet for weight loss, cognitive function, or disease prevention, then you know how powerful the effects of a low-carb truly are.
However, sometimes it can be difficult to convince others of the virtues of low-carb dieting.
One strategy is to make delicious and familiar dishes that will leave your friends and family feeling satisfied without the bloating, brain fog, and energy crash associated with carbohydrate-rich meals.
Let them experience the power of keto for themselves.
That is why I have developed this keto chicken wing recipe. It is perfect for game day, potlucks, family dinner, and special occasions. People will absolutely love this dish without even knowing that they might be getting in to the Keto Zone!
It is well known that ketogenic diets like the Keto Zone Diet are powerful for lowering inflammation in the brain.
Many studies have observed the neurological benefits of the diet, including treatment of epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
However, the exact biological mechanism through which these benefits were achieved has been a mystery.
The journal Nature Communications has published new research led by Dr. Raymond Swanson, professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. The study uncovered the mechanism through which the keto diet reduces brain inflammation.
Are you considering trying the Keto Zone Diet?
This revolutionary approach to weight loss and health has been taking the world by storm as more and more experimental research and anecdotal clinical evidence stacks up showing the incredible benefits of this way of eating.
The Keto Zone is when your metabolism transitions from primarily using glucose (sugar) as fuel to primarily using ketones (fat) for fuel.
Before you experience what it is like to get in the Keto Zone for weight loss and overall health and wellness, we have had many interested people ask about what kind of specific results they can expect when switching their diet.
Can coffee increase your ability to enter the Keto Zone?
The Keto Zone is the ideal metabolic state for weight loss, optimization of cognitive function, and disease prevention.
Morning coffee has been shown to increase biomarkers for ketone production by 88-116% for up to four hours after consumption.
A recent study showed that coffee can increase the amount of free fatty acids (FFAs) which are converted by the liver in to a certain ketone body called beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). The BHB in the blood increased as the amount of coffee consumed increased.