Do you miss potatoes because you’re refraining from nightshade veggies for some reason or on a low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet ? Well, miss them no more! Enjoy these Home Fried Radishes – a tasty, low-carb tater-replacement!
We recommend a low-carb ketogenic diet both as a short-term intervention for weight loss and a long-term treatment for patients struggling with a range of conditions from neurological conditions and cancer to hormonal imbalances.
While we’ve seen great success in our patients who follow this approach, we also know that limiting carbohydrates can seem a little intimidating.
When patients are following a ketogenic (‘keto’) diet, foods high in carbohydrates are generally restricted in an effort to keep overall carbs to less than 30-50 grams per day. Normally, our bodies burn glucose (which comes from carbohydrates) for fuel whenever it’s available, but when we keep dietary carbohydrate low, our bodies turn to fat for energy. The byproducts of this process are called ketone bodies. When a person is effectively burning this alternate energy source and producing excess ketone bodies, we say they are in ketosis.
Given the ketogenic diet’s healing potential for a wide range of conditions, we think it’s certainly worth exploring.