Supplements are important to have in conjunction with any diet. As detailed in the BodyReboot book, supplements play an important role in helping balance hormones, boosting metabolism and becoming healthy. In particular, this supplement is highly recommended for its anti-inflammatory properties.
If you're familiar with a variety of supplements then you might have guessed fish oil. Well, it turns out fish oil can maintain healthy triglyceride levels when combined with the keto diet. Not only do people who consume omega-3 fatty acids regularly have a lower BMI and lower body fat percentage, but they also have a lower risk of contracting an illness or disease such as arthritis.
Not only are fatty fish one of the best foods to eat to stay in ketosis, but they’re rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are one of nature’s best anti-inflammatories.
One of the cautions when following the keto diet is that some fatty foods (especially dairy) are rich in omega-6s, which we need in small amounts, but can become pro-inflammatory when we consume too many of them (4). When we consume too many omega-6s and not enough omega-3s, this can promote systemic inflammation, which may play a role in the onset of many chronic illnesses and diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and arthritis (5).
Not all omega-6s are pro-inflammatory (for example, GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid found in evening primrose oil and has been shown to reduce inflammation)(4).
The pro-inflammatory omega-6s are primarily found in high oleic vegetable oils (soybean, corn, safflower, sunflower), and dairy products such as butter, cream, milk, ghee, and non-organic meat and poultry.
Now, we do recommend avoiding highly processed vegetable oils and dairy products whenever possible. If you do eat dairy, opt for small amounts of full-fat organic or grassfed dairy.
Taking a fish oil supplement on the keto diet is an easy way to maintain a healthy omega-3:6 ratio.
Main Benefits of Taking Fish Oil on the Keto Diet:
Natural anti-inflammatory, contributes to keto diet high fat intake requirements.
Where to Buy:
Any health food store will carry fish oil in capsules or liquid form.
If you're considering the keto diet, you'll be pleased to know there are may keto approved foods that are rich in omega-6s fatty acids. Fish oil supplements are natural anti-inflammatories and studies have shown that these supplements combined with a ketogenic diet can help keep a body healthy and strong.
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Kettle & Fire further explains the benefits of fish oil on their site.
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