If you’re like me you have probably been searching for a decent vegan keto cookbook! And when I say decent, I mean one that isn’t loaded with tofu, errors, cheese and written by people who’ve never followed a vegan keto lifestyle.
Firstly, what are electrolytes and why are electrolytes on a keto diet so important.
- Electrolytes are salts which exist in nature in the form of minerals (ionic solution)
- Electrolytes are responsible for keeping the body properly hydrated so the muscles and nerves can function properly.
It’s important to take in adequate amounts of minerals as the body is mostly composed of water.
There aren’t many studies around about the long term effects of a ketogenic diet. Your unique body chemistry dictates how you’ll respond to eating this way.
If you’re reading this, you’ll probably already know what a ketogenic diet is but I’ll copy here a very simple explanation from Marcelo Campus MD
In essence, it is a diet that causes the body to release ketones into the bloodstream. Most cells prefer to use blood sugar. This comes from carbohydrates, as the body’s main source of energy. In the absence of circulating blood sugar from food, we start breaking down stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies. This process is called ketosis. Once you reach ketosis, most cells will use ketone bodies to generate energy until we start eating carbohydrates again.
Low carb protein bars can be a useful addition to any keto diet, especially if you travel or need lunches for work. It can be challenging on a vegan keto diet, but, this is where Pegan protein bars come in!
With all the debate going on about vegans and protein, these bars go some way to bridging that gap. (Check out this article for guidelines).
This is the manufacturer’s description:
What is a fatty acid?
First up, let’s explain what we mean by fatty acids. These are the building blocks of the fats that we eat.
Essential fatty acids (EFA) are those fats that our body cannot produce and which are essential for our health. Therefore we need to consume them in our diet. There are 2 ‘parent’ categories of EFA’s:
- Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA): Broken down to the active form of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) these are also called Omega-3 fats
- Linoleic Acid(LA): Broken down to the active form of GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid) and AA (Arachadonic Acid) these are also called Omega-6 fats