When starting out on the Keto diet most people end up doing what is called “Dirty Keto”. Focusing on hitting the macros of 70-75% fat, 20-25% protein and 5-10% carbs and not focusing on the source of the calories.
A typical day of eating Dirty Keto would contain foods such as burger Pattys, cheese, bacon, pork rinds and diet coke.
While eating like this may keep you within the parameters of a Keto diet you will be missing a lot of the micronutrients (minerals, enzymes) that come from vegetables, healthy fats and clean sources of protein.
These micronutrients are important to keep your immune system strong, provide antioxidants, for skin health and to keep your body functioning properly.
While it’s ok to go “Dirty” every now and then, and we understand that you may not always be able to find clean foods that fit Keto diet macros.
On the flipside, following a Clean Keto Diet including healthy fats, fibre and clean sources of protein will leave you looking healthier, having more energy and feeling satiated (full).
Here are some of our favorite healthy Keto ingredients that you can find at any grocery store: Avocado, Eggs, Soft Cheese, Beef, Chicken, Pork, Coconut Oil, Salmon, Canned Tuna, Brazil Nuts, and for some extra nutrients broccoli, spinach, olives, asparagus and kale.
Also, you can find our full Keto Shopping List Below.