The Importance of Keto B Vitamins on a Low Carb Diet

Jul 31, 2019

The focus of conversations related to a ketogenic diet usually centers around the consumption of healthy fats, but getting our micronutrients is just as important as keeping carbs low on a ketogenic diet.

Our bodies go through many changes as we work to become fat-adapted, so our bodies can efficiently and effortlessly run on fat and ketones for fuel. So, although ketosis offers many benefits, the transition away from sugar and using glucose for fuel is a process.

As we journey into metabolic ketosis, and as a result eliminate all refined sugars and high-glycemic carbs, we empty our body's glycogen stores and force our systems to seek out another energy source.

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7 Keto Foods High in Iron

Jul 25, 2019

Most keto-friendly foods offer an abundance of healthy fats, and here at Konscious Keto, we follow that protocol wholeheartedly. But there are some other essential vitamins and minerals needed to support holistic health on a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet. 

Iron helps keep our energy levels high and plays a significant role in maintaining healthy immune function, as well as helping to prevent anemia. 

Iron is also needed to boost hemoglobin—a red protein primarily responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood. Besides, in addition to all the other benefits mentioned, iron also improves concentration and promotes deeper restorative sleep!

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The Truth About Hair Loss on Keto

Jul 19, 2019

Your waistline may be coming back into view, and your skinny jeans are probably back in rotation, but there is a lesser-known loss experienced by some on the keto diet. Our team here at Konscious Keto want you to feel confidant though in keeping your locks luscious while shedding fat on keto.

Despite the many health benefits of starting a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet, making a significant dietary change poses stress to the body, even if the change leads to something positive, like weight loss or a decreased risk of many diseases. 

Fortunately, those who do experience hair loss as they work to become fat-adapted on keto usually find the excessive shedding short-lived.

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Why You Should Take Biotin on a Keto Diet

Jul 13, 2019

Biotin is often associated with aiding in the health of hair, skin, and nails, and with good reason, but this vitamin offers benefits that extend to metabolic function, maintaining a healthy nervous system and even helping to regulate glucose, as well!

This vital vitamin is ubiquitous to supplements promising to lengthen the mane and strengthen the nails, but also important are its lesser-known benefits.

No worries, we’re happy to share more on the full spectrum of benefits offered by biotin and how quality foods and well-formulated supplements can prove particularly helpful if you're following a ketogenic diet.

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Keto and the Causes of Brittle Nails

Jul 07, 2019

Your weight-loss efforts may be off to an excellent start on your new ketogenic diet, and our team at Konscious Keto is here to help you along the way. We'd like to help you through another phase that you may notice as you go: brittle nails.

A low-carb, high-fat, diet is one that advises eating primarily healthy fats, a moderate amount of protein, and a small number of carbohydrates.

However, a drastic dietary change and possible nutritional deficiencies that can occur if not focused on eating nutrient-dense foods may be evidenced by breaking or brittle nails.

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