You know how I feel about bone broth. Pure liquid gold! And I’m also a fan of the ketogenic diet to ignite fat burning to lose belly fat fast. But if you’re wondering if keto and bone broth are a good match, the answer is yes! Let me explain…
Keto and Bone Broth
With the keto diet, the trick is to eat high fat, moderate protein, and low carb. And while bone broth isn’t a significant source of fat, it’s an excellent source of easy to digest protein. It’s brimming with minerals, especially when made with lots of veggies. It’s low in calories and contains very little carbs to keep you in ketosis (a.k.a. burning fat for fuel). Plus, don’t get me started on its gut healing, joint strengthening, and wrinkle blasting benefits. So yeah, it’s safe to say that bone broth makes the perfect companion to any diet, including keto.
In fact, my 21 Day Bone Broth Diet could be called the bone broth keto diet. Because if you follow it exactly, your body should transition to ketosis rather quickly.
But there’s another way in which keto and bone broth go hand in hand. Especially for newcomers. You see, when transitioning to such a low carb diet, some experience the “keto flu.” Symptoms generally include fatigue, headache, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, and insomnia. But sipping on bone broth can help alleviate these symptoms. First, it provides a few grams of carbs to help ease the transition. Second, it contains water and electrolytes (i.e., sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium) to keep you hydrated. And third, nothing is more comforting than sipping on a cup of warm broth. Am I right?
What is a Keto Bone Broth Fast?
In some regards, keto may be seen as a fast-mimicking diet. With carbs so low, your body relies mostly on stored fat to make energy as opposed to the food you eat. Plus, your blood sugar and insulin levels stay low and steady. Just as if you were fasting.
Nevertheless, some keto enthusiasts still incorporate some periods of fasting for double the fat-burning power. Mini-fasting (a.k.a. Intermittent fasting) is a widely used approach. And I’m a HUGE fan. But it can be tricky for some to adjust. Some may experience symptoms similar to the keto flu. Which is why I suggest sipping on bone broth during your fast. Since it has little calories and carbs, it won’t spike your blood sugar or insulin. So your body still thinks it’s fasting.
Keto Bone Broth
Traditional bone broth pairs perfectly with the keto diet. Meaning, it’s a food you can safely enjoy and stay in ketosis. I love to sip on it as is throughout the day. But bone broth can also be added to any keto recipe that calls for water or broth, such as soups, chili, and casseroles.
You can also add healthy fats to your bone broth to make “keto broth.”
One of my favorite keto bone broth recipes is my Golden Bone Broth. It’s a delicious blend of bone broth and full fat coconut milk with the amazing benefits of turmeric. Truly a nutritional powerhouse!
The Bottom LineIf you’re on a keto diet, bone broth is a great way to get the nutrients your body needs for youthful skin, a healthy gut, strong joints, and so much more. All while keeping your body in ketosis. So go ahead and sip away!
Keep thinking Big and living BOLD!