Studies have found that this very low-carb, high-fat diet is effective for weight loss, diabetes and epilepsy (1, 2, 3).
There's also early evidence to show that it may be beneficial for certain cancers, Alzheimer's disease and other diseases, too.
A ketogenic diet typically limits carbs to 20–50 grams per day. While this may seem challenging, many nutritious foods can easily fit into this way of eating.
Here are 16 healthy foods to eat on a ketogenic diet.
- 1. Seafood
- 2. Low-Carb Vegetables
- 3. Cheese
- 4. Avocados
- 5. Meat and Poultry
- 6. Eggs
- 7. Coconut Oil
- 8. Plain Greek Yogurt and Cottage Cheese
- 9. Olive Oil
- 10. Nuts and Seeds
- 11. Berries
- 12. Butter and Cream
- 13. Shirataki Noodles
- 14. Olives
- 15. Unsweetened Coffee and Tea
- 16. Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Powder