Is a ketogenic diet anti-inflammatory?

The ketogenic diet can help manage and reduce inflammation in the body [1]. Chronic inflammation, in the absence of infection, is associated with multiple disease states. By cutting out processed sugars and high GI carbohydrates, you are reducing foods known to cause inflammation [2].

If fighting inflammation or preventing disease is one of your main goals, here is aketo diet foods list of the best anti-inflammatory keto diet foods:

  • Healthy fats (egg yolks, coconut oil, olive oil, MCT oil or powder, avocado oil, nuts and seeds, fatty fish, avocados, grass-fed butter or ghee, coconut butter, and cocoa butter)

  • Omega-3 fats

  • Grass-fed, pasture-raised fatty meat

  • Non-starchy vegetables, especially dark leafy greens.

  • Green vegetable juices or green vegetable powders


Also, specifically avoid:

  • Processed foods

  • High-glycemic foods (refined sugars, grains, fruits, and starchy vegetables)

  • Refined vegetable oils

  • Coffee and alcohol.

 


 

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