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Collagen Plus The ketogenic – or ‘keto’ diet – is popular for its ability to create rapid weight loss, especially of the adipose belly fat which is considered most dangerous. Low in carbohydrates and high in protein and (zucchini, cucumber, celery, asparagus). Refined oils, milk, artificial sweeteners, processed foods, grains (rice, quinoa, bread, pasta), potatoes, and high- carbohydrate fruits (pineapple, bananas, grapes, mango) must all be avoided. There will possibly be some Ketogenic diets speed weight loss and are good for your heart! However, if you follow this diet you may need to take special nutrients.

healthy fats, the keto diet improves appetite control by increasing satiety, and has benefits for heart health, because it lowers LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol), while simultaneously elevating triglycerides. What happens during ketosis? When your carbohydrate intake is low, your body breaks down stored fat for energy instead, using a metabolic process called ketosis. During ketosis, ketones are produced which fuel the body and brain with energy. Ketosis leads to increased weight loss, because the body is burning fat at a higher rate than usual. This metabolic state usually kicks in after three to four days of restricting carbohydrate intake. A keto diet will certainly help you reach a weight loss goal sooner, but it does have a few downsides. One is that it is quite limiting – in order to be effective, the dieter needs to eat no more than 25 to 50 grams of carbohydrates daily. Foods like nuts and seeds will need to be carefully limited. The focus is on meat (preferably wild-caught), eggs, cheese, healthy oils (olive, avocado, coconut), avocadoes, non-starchy vegetables

symptoms resulting from the altered metabolic state, collectively nicknamed ‘the keto flu’, including loss of appetite, nausea, constipation and bad breath (halitosis). Also, given that any diet based on eliminating

or dramatically reducing one or more entire food groups, may lead to nutritional deficiencies, supplements and multivitamins are recommended. Of particular importance are key electrolytes and collagen, which work in synergy to hydrate the body and replenish minerals lost during ketosis, as well as supporting hair, skin and nail health. Combining electrolytes with collagen protein helps to improve absorption and utilisation of protein, while also supporting overall health and wellness.

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Electrolyte + Collagen Strawberry Pomegranate , a low sugar, gluten- and dairy-free supplement which contains key electrolytes, magnesium, zinc, potassium, vitamin C and collagen to hydrate and replenish minerals lost during ketosis.


ISSUE 68 • 2023

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