The Keto Zone Diet is hallmarked by large amounts of healthy fats and low amounts of carbohydrates. But, even if you’re following these guidelines, you’re likely missing a much-needed group of foods: Fermented Vegetables and Greens.
Why do you need more?
No matter the number of carbs you eat, some of the healthiest carbohydrates come from vegetables.
In fact, when you eat vegetables, especially powerhouse green vegetables, your body receives a lot of benefits including:
Even when you eat multiple servings of low-carb vegetables per day, you can keep net grams of carbs below 20 grams and keep 75% of your calories from fats.
Ready to add more? Here are our 5 Keto Zone Hacks to Eat Greens and More Fermented Vegetables.
First, get to know the best vegetables for Keto Zone eating. Here’s a list of low-carb veggies:
How can you add more?
Divine Health has created an amazing powder to help Keto Zone dieters obtain the vegetables they need, in the most nourishing form.
Specifically, our Fermented Green Supremefood contains carrot, beet, parsley, spinach, kale, broccoli, cabbage, onion, and pea protein. Why is this important?
Fermented vegetables have been exposed to yeast or bacteria, or fermenters. These fermenters eat natural sugars and starches in the food, thereby changing it.
What changes take place? Fermented foods contain:
In healthy individuals, fermented foods fortify the digestive tract with more healthy bacteria. This can crowd-out and starve unhealthy bacteria and yeasts (1). What’s more, by protecting gut health, they can even reduce the toxicity and build-up of heavy metals in the body (2).
Fermented vegetables also improve immune function, dental health, promote weight loss and improve skin condition.
You can pack a lot of healthful green vegetables in a pureed soup. These vegetables are easy-to-digest since they are cooked and pureed. What’s more, when made with healthy fats, they are a great Keto Zone choice. Try our Keto Zone Broccoli Puree Soup.
Since avocados offer many vegetable-like nutrients AND healthy fats, they are perfect for Keto Zone.
What’s more, avocados are extremely versatile and flavorful. They can take an otherwise bland meal to the next level.
Use avocados for fat bombs, avocado chocolate pudding, and guacamole.
And, if you’ve gone dairy-free and miss cheese, add avocados to dishes. The rich, delicious avocado flavor will help you forget about any dairy you used to have.
If you’re in the habit of making delicious Keto Zone Smoothies, make sure to add a cup of greens. You won’t likely notice them, and they add a nutrition punch to a food/drink that would otherwise not contain them.
Try adding spinach, green mixes, basil, arugula, and more.
“Green smoothies” are a refreshing, detoxifying, energizing, satisfying, gut-improving meal.
You know the drill: Cauliflower mashed potatoes, rice, and pizza crust. Zucchini noodles. Lettuce wraps for tacos and burgers. While these choices may be a bit cliche within low-carb eating, they are delicious and effective.
Not only do they help you omit harmful inflammatory carbs they pack a nourishing punch. You’d never get this from a taco shell, white rice, or pizza crust.
The benefits of fermented vegetables, grasses and greens are far-reaching, and your body needs more. Many keto eaters only focus on the fats and carbs and miss out on all the benefits of fermented greens. Take your diet to the next level, to the Keto Zone. Start with our Fermented Green Supremefood, and then add more low-carb Keto Zone greens in general.
Keep your diet low-carb, high-fat, and green.