Special Discount on Grass-Finished Beef:
Click Here to Subscribe:
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.
Hey, if you haven’t already, make sure you hit that subscribe button. I post three to five videos per week, also live broadcasts, so you’ll never miss a beat when it comes down to health, fasting, ketosis, workouts, you name it. If you’re already a subscriber make sure you hit that little bell icon, so you can turn on notifications whenever I go live or post a new video. So, let’s get straight to it.
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.
1) 11 Impressive Health Benefits of Salmon. (n.d.). Retrieved from
2) Fish, salmon, Atlantic, farmed, cooked, dry heat Nutrition Facts & Calories. (2018, July 14). Retrieved from
3) Wild vs Farmed Salmon ? Can Some Fish Be Bad for You? (n.d.). Retrieved from
4) Hamilton MC , et al. (n.d.). Lipid composition and contaminants in farmed and wild salmon. – PubMed – NCBI. Retrieved from
5) Pubmeddev. (n.d.). Error encountered – PubMed – NCBI. Retrieved from
6) Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids augment the muscle protein anabolic response to hyperaminoacidemia-hyperinsulinemia in healthy young and middle aged men and women. (n.d.). Retrieved from
7) How Tilapia is a More Unhealthy Food Than Bacon | Eat This Not That. (n.d.). Retrieved from
8) WHO | Dioxins and their effects on human health. (n.d.). Retrieved from
9) Is Lunch Meat Bad for You? – Grandparents.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from
10) Are Nitrates and Nitrites in Foods Harmful? (n.d.). Retrieved from
11) The insulinogenic effect of whey protein is partially mediated by a direct effect of amino acids and GIP on ?-cells. (2012, May 30). Retrieved from
12) 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Whey Protein Supplements. (2018, February 17). Retrieved from