Some fat bombs simply serve the purpose of adding healthy fats to your diet. Others are delicious.
These Keto Zone Chocolate Covered Pecan Fat Bombs are delicious.
They will help you stay on track with the Keto Zone by:
Sound good? They are. Try them today!
Pecans work great within a keto zone diet.
They are the second highest fat-content nut with the lowest protein and carbohydrates (among tree nuts). Each ounce, or 19 halves, provides 21 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein, and 1 gram of net carbohydrates.
In addition, they are loaded with health-promoting vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals.
For keto zone eaters, the benefits of pecans are many.
Studies have shown that a pecan-rich diet can improve blood sugars, beta cell health and insulin sensitivity when compared to other high-fat diets (1, 2).
What’s this mean to you?
When cells are more sensitive to insulin, the body requires less. This improves the cells’ health and keeps metabolism in peak fat-loss mode.
Some foods simply make you feel fuller.
Pecans and other high-fat foods stretch the stomach to signal fullness and directly affect hunger hormones in the brain, such as ghrelin the “hunger hormone.” When pecans reduce ghrelin, it helps you eat less.
Simple carbohydrates, on the other hand, can increase ghrelin levels (3).
What’s more, pecans are rich in manganese. Manganese supports thyroid health and weight loss (4).
What’s better than healthy weight loss?
Weight loss with great daily energy.
Pecans offer minerals that support energy production, and copper is one of the most important. Copper is required in more than 50 different energy-producing reactions in the body. Specifically, it supports the creation of ATP, the body’s source of energy and a key to human metabolism.
In addition, copper is necessary for iron absorption thereby reducing weakness and fatigue.
Pecans are full of antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress in the body including:
Pecans’ antioxidants help prevent carcinogenic compounds from binding to DNA and growing. In research, the antioxidant-increase is measurable 24 hours after pecans consumption (4).
What’s more, magnesium in pecans reduces signs of inflammation including C-reactive protein and interleukin-6.
There’s more. Pecans can:
When you need more fat in your diet to reach 90% or more fat for the day, fat bombs are useful. Typically, meals include a bit more protein, so your overall the percentage might be slightly lower than you want. For snacks, try using fat bombs instead of foods with more protein or carbs.
When you replace other snacks with fat bombs, you increase fat intake, and have the opportunity to flood your body with the great nutrition found in healthy fats and foods like basil.
For more on Fat Bombs, click here.
Nothing says decadent like chocolate and pecans. These fat bombs will hit the spot. They will provide many healthful nutrients, keep you satisfied, curb cravings, and get your fat intake into the Keto Zone.
Really appreciate your recipes.
Thanks Ella! I appreciate you reading and commenting. Take care!
Thank you so much for reading, Ella!
Really appreciate your recipes.
You’re very welcome, Ella! Thank you for reading!
Oh my gosh! Just made these fat bombs today tried one straight out of the freezer they are awesome! Thank you so much for the recipe 😋
Glad you liked them Terry, God Bless!