A diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates (sugars) that causes the body to break down fat is known as the keto diet.
The keto diet's primary objective is to significantly limit carbohydrate intake and replace it with good fats, which are essential for both body and heart health.
The keto diet can help reduce cardiovascular risk factors like obesity and high blood pressure by causing moderate weight loss. [Michigan Medicine]
The first step of the keto diet involves reducing your intake of carbohydrates, particularly refined and processed carbohydrates while increasing your intake of heart-healthy fats.
Including a source of protein with every meal, such as meat, fish, eggs, or dairy, helps prevent heart disease.
Consuming plenty of non-starchy vegetables, such as leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and bell peppers helps to lower cholesterol levels.
Limit your intake of processed meats which are high in saturated fat and sodium as these can increase the risk of heart disease. [UCLA Health]
To improve your gut and heart health, incorporate fermented foods, such as yogurt and kefir.
Stay hydrated by drinking water and limiting your intake of sugary drinks.
Exercise regularly to support heart health and weight loss.