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The 3 Best & Worst Protein Sources for a Keto Diet


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The 3 Best & Worst Protein Sources for a Keto Diet – Thomas DeLauer

What are the best and the worst protein sources when you are on a ketogenic diet? It’s not as simple as just getting your proteins and fats in. Honestly, if you really want to take care of your body you have to take it one step further and know where your protein sources are coming from, but also, what they’re doing inside your body that you may not even be aware of.

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I’m going to lay out the three proteins that I think that you should focus on, and I’m going to lay out the three proteins that I think you should absolutely avoid at all costs, or at least try to reduce your consumption of. First off, salmon. It’s kind of an obvious one, you would’ve expected Thomas DeLauer to be talking about salmon because it’s higher fat, and it just makes sense on a ketogenic diet. But, I want to take it a little bit further than just traditional salmon.

First off, let me explain why you want to make sure you’re getting wild caught and not farmed. This is a story that you’ve probably heard before, but a lot of it has to do with what are called PCBs. PCBs stands for polychlorinated biphenyls, and what these PCBs do is they cause a lot of chaos with your autoimmune system in your body. What that means is that whenever you consume these PCBs it’s tricking your immune system to actually start this cascade of different white blood cells and different immune responses that cause your body to fatigue.

You may not feel it right at the front end, but you’re going to feel it when it comes down to burning fat, having more energy, things like that, because your body is wasting resources on triggering up the immune system, than the resources it should be using to help you burn some fat, get in better shape, and feel great. What we’re finding, particularly in a study that was published in the Journal of Science, is that salmon samples that were wild caught ended up not having too much in the way of PCBs. Still a little bit, because they were able to be consumed through whatever that fish was eating, and through the ocean, et cetera, et cetera. Salmon that was farm raised ended up having eight times as much in the way of PCBs.


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