The three main macronutrients in food are carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Here’s an important point: there are essential fats and essential proteins but there are no essential carbohydrates when it comes to a low-carb, high fat (keto) lifestyle. If you reduce eating carbs, sugars, or starches your body is forced to use an alternative fuel source: fat. Burning fat produces subsistence called Ketones. Ketones provide all the energy you need to fuel your body and your brain. That’s why the low-carb, high-fat diet has been given the name Keto.
For over 200.000 years, humankind was fueled mainly by fat. Even though we started consuming sugar and other carbohydrates in the past 300 years, it was during the last fifty that sugar consumption has been pushed through the roof. In 1955 a study made a connection between fat and cholesterol which caused panic and led to manufacturers devising low-fat products filled with sugar to make them taste good. Fast forward to now. The results are supermarket shelves filled with low and reduced-fat foods packed with loads of sugar, preservatives, and almost zero nutritional value.
If you want to read the full story on how the top nutrition scientists got it so wrong for so long, we recommend reading the following article: The Sugar Conspiracy.
Even though the Ketogenic Diet started as a treatment for people with epilepsy 500 BC, it was reintroduced into our modern times by an increase in research from the 1920s to the 2000s. All we know now is because of scientists. They found beneficial correlations between the ketogenic diet and other health issues such as diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Entering ketosis, a metabolic state where ketones become an important source of energy for the body and brain, can lead to health benefits and improve health issues for many. Read more about them here.
But make it 21st Century
The truth is, we still don’t know what brands are telling the truth and which ones are lying. We don’t have time in our busy lives to be reading every single back label for every ingredient. Funky Fat Foods is here to make delicious and functional snacks designed to bring you all the right and honest ingredients and benefits loaded with healthy fats. Without any hidden ingredients you have never heard of.
Kick-start a Funky Fat Life
At Funky Fat Foods, we believe each person has the right to their own approach to health. We can decide how we eat and live our awesome lives. Therefore, we have created an alternative that includes all the healthy fats and no BS. The benefits of a low-carb diet are so many, and restricting is no one’s favorite thing to do, because you shouldn’t. Therefore: Don’t restrict. Replace.
Let’s end this nonsense that fat is bad and kick-start a better and funky fat life, shall we?