The Keto Zone eating plan and lifestyle has many fans and gets great results for weight loss, improved health, improved brain functions and clarity, better energy, and more.
But, keto diets also have some detractors. There are keto myths, misinformation, and criticism.
In Keto Myths Busted, Part 1, we tackled these 3 common myths:
For a full explanation of these myths and our rebuttal to bust them, read Keto Myths Busted, Part 1 (Myths #1-#3).
In this post, we’ll tackle 2 more common myths. Once you simply take the time to think and research untruths that abound online like this, it’s easy to see their fallacy. Here are More Keto Zone Myths, Busted, Part 2 (Myths #4-#5).
There are two parts to this myth.
First, depending on the keto plan used, keto eaters are using a variety of fats. Most plans are 75% or more calories from fat, but these come from Medium Chain Triglycerides, monounsaturated fats like olive oil and avocados, omega-3s, and saturated fats from coconut, cocoa butter, and more.
Similar to the variety in a vegetarian or any other diet, you can choose health-promoting foods or unhealthy foods within the plan. To say Keto promotes unhealthy fats is simplistic and untrue.
Secondly, and maybe more importantly, coconut oil, MCTs oils, and cocoa butter are health-promoting fats. In fact:
Another problem is that many critics lump all saturated fats into one category. In reality, the various carbon chain lengths make a big difference in how saturated fats act in the body. Similar to unsaturated fats, in which some are inflammatory (omega-6s, transfats, etc), and some are anti-inflammatory (omega-3s), not all saturated fats are equal.
Again, this is a 2-part myth.
First, different Keto plans use different amounts of different fats. Anytime an article makes sweeping generalizations like this, it’s a red flag that the author or “expert” hasn’t actually spent much time researching and supporting their statement.
Coconut oil is used, along with MCT Oil, avocados, olive oil, grass-fed butter and more within Keto Zone eating.
Second, within Keto circles, more and more people are using MCT oil in place of coconut oil.
One of the main purposed of keto eating is to produce ketones in the body for fuel. The 2 main fatty acids in MCT oil and MCT oil powder are C8 and C10. These are readily converted to ketones and produce many beneficial health effects.
MCT Oil has been studied at length. Studies show it supports:
So, while MCT oil is derived from coconut oil, it is actually a better choice that is being used more and more.
Want to learn about all the myths we’ve busted? Read:
Keto Myths Busted, Part 1: Fruits, Fiber, and Digestion (Don’t worry, Keto vegetables, seeds, and nuts work well, too!)
Keto Myths Busted, Part 3: Keto is A Terrible Idea for a Million Reasons (Jillian Michaels’ Myths)
Keto Myths Busted, Part 4: Energy, Fatigue, and Athletes
In Keto Myths Busted, Part 2, we easily dismantled 2 more myths about keto zone eating.
There’s still more Keto Myths to bust. We’ll keep providing the truth about keto and its benefits, and busting any myths we see.