Does a ketogenic diet cause vitamin and mineral deficiency? What supplements to take on keto diet?


Research has shown that the same number of calories on a low-carbohydrate diet provides a higher level of nutrients than low-fat diets. To make sure you’re getting enough of all nutrients, include a variety of keto diet foods (meat, vegetables, yogurt, nuts, healthy oils, etc.).

If you want to use supplements to maximize the benefits of ketogenic diet, you can also consider the following supplements:

  • Fish oil, to help provide enough omega 3 essential fatty acids which promote brain and heart health

  • Spirulina, to help lower levels of triglycerides and lower your LDL cholesterol

  • Sodium supplements (alternatively drink broth or bouillon)

  • Potassium supplements

  • Magnesium Supplements

  • Vitamin D

Due to the reduced nutritional content of our modern diet, and the excess of toxins in our environment, many people are in fact malnourished and missing critical nutrition.  The guidelines for the consumption of essential nutrients (Recommended Daily Allowances) are enough to prevent severe disease but not necessarily enough to thrive and optimize physical and mental wellbeing!

Getting the right nutrition is a key component of good health, this can be done with diet alone, supported with supplements or consumed as dried fruit or vegetable powders - which many people prefer due to their cost, convenience and taste.  The importance of nutrition has been severely overlooked in the past, but growing support and study is increasing its significance. The keto diet is a chance to review your nutritional needs while eating healthy and delicious fresh foods while avoiding the refined, addictive and nutritionally-void processed foods.



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