Top 5 FOODS on Low Carb, Keto and Carnivore Diets
I want to share with you the top 5 foods on low carb, keto and carnivore diets or as I like to call it, a ketovore diet.
So let's cut right to it and find out the top 5 foods on low carb, keto and carnivore diets.
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1. New York striploin steak
The reason for this, is because it’s a great source of protein but equally as important, it has a good amount of fat on it (however not as much as a ribeye) and it also has a tendon along the side of it which provides a good source of collagen which can be difficult to obtain especially with certain cuts of meat. From a biochemical standpoint, there is the idea that some people propose that you can get too much of the amino acid methionine which may lead to an overproduction of homocysteine in the body when you just eat the muscle meat and not the organs and connective tissue. Whereas when you consume collagen as in eating the tendon from a New York striploin or taking a collagen supplement for instance, you get the amino acid glycine which helps to balance out the methionine and therefore prevents an overproduction of homocysteine. Also collagen is beneficial for your hair, skin and nails and who doesn't want that? Right ladies!?
2. Salmon or salmon roe
These two foods are super high in omega-3 fatty acids which are an essential fat that you must consume in your diet as your body can't manufacture it. Before adding something like salmon roe though to your diet, the best thing to do is FIRST would be to remove the vegetable seed oils from your diet like canola, corn, soybean, safflower, sunflower oil, etc. which are high in omega-6 fats which compete with the omega-3s for the enzyme desaturase. Now once you've cut out those oils, you are 50% of the way there in improving your health and increasing your omega-3 status. If you aren't much of a fan of salmon roe (I don't blame you), go for straight up salmon, different seafoods and pastured eggs to get your omega-3 fats.
3. Beef liver
Liver is God's multivitamin and mineral as it literally has everything in it you need. I can’t say enough good things about it. There are some nutrients that muscle meat (think steak, chicken breast, pork, etc.) is either low in or completely devoid of, such as thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (B2), biotin (B7), and folate (B9) which are all available in liver. So its best to eat nose to tail, i.e., the entire animal in regards to the muscle meat AND organs. Now if you are anything like me, you don’t personally like the taste of fresh beef liver (I probably just don't cook it properly and need to learn how) so I take a desiccated beef liver supplement from the guys at Ancestral Supplements. Its made from 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef from New Zealand. I take 6 capsules per day which gives me about 1-2 oz. (30-60 g) of beef liver. I highly recommending eating fresh beef liver (if you can) or taking a desiccated liver supplement. I also take their collagen supplement.
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4. Eggs (particularly the yolks)
Eggs are one of the best whole foods you can eat. And eggs, particularly pastured eggs, have pretty much everything in it you need to be healthy and thrive. Think of it: a whole chicken has to grow from that egg so it's gotta be nutrient dense. Now most of the nutrition is in the yolk, so eat the entire egg, NOT just the whites. If you are going to throw out any part, throw out the whites NOT the yolks. The yolk is high in omega-3s like I talked about before and choline which is super important as it’s a precursor to the brain neurotransmitter acetylcholine and is involved in a number of critical functions.
5. Dairy (particularly A2)
Dairy is a great calcium source especially if you aren't getting calcium elsewhere. The one downside to dairy is some people are intolerant to it which may be the lactose, which is one of the sugars in dairy, however it may be more the casein protein particularly the A1 beta casein protein which is more prevalent in North American dairy cows such as the Holstein cow. So if you opt for A2 dairy instead such as from Jersey cows, Guernsey cows, Swiss brown cows, water buffalo, goat or sheep you may fare much better. Basically the only difference between A1 and A2 dairy is the 67th position amino acid in the 203 amino acid chain casein protein. In A2 dairy it’s proline and in A1 it’s histidine. That's it. But for some reason that one difference can cause issues for some people. So if you are intolerant to dairy, try A2 dairy to see if that resolves the issue. For me the dairy I consume is raw unpasteurized cheddar cheese, butter and plain sheep's milk yogurt, which is of the A2 variant.
There you have it. Hopefully these top 5 foods on low carb, keto and carnivore diets were helpful. Comment below with which ones you consume as well as share others you like that I didn't mention. I would love to hear your thoughts.
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P.S. Please check out this article from Carnivore Aurelius for more info on the carnivore diet: https://carnivoreaurelius.com/carnivore-diet-benefits/.