Updated: Feb 15
The keto diet has been gaining traction in recent years as it has helped individuals to successfully achieve their weight loss goals, among other benefits.
It is an eating plan that puts emphasis on foods with healthy fats, a good amount of protein and very few carbohydrates. It works by depleting sugar reserves in the body so that it starts to break down fat for energy, resulting in ketone production that the body uses for fuel. As a result, weight loss happens while the body burns fats.
As a keto diet is generally low in gluten and sugar (since it counts as a carbohydrate), incorporating sugar-free and gluten-free cakes into your diet is just one of the ways to help satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your diet plan.
Here are some reasons why the keto diet may be good for you if you are still on the fence about kick-starting your keto diet journey.
Helps you to lose weight
The weight loss journey may be long and arduous, but the keto diet might just make it a tad bit easier. You would most probably think that to lose weight, you will have to cut down on all the tasty food and mainly have salads for meals. However, since the keto diet focuses on low carb and high fat, it allows you to enjoy a wide range of food.
Keto-friendly foods include beef, salmon, avocado, cheese, eggs and many more!
You may also wish to look out for a keto bakery in Singapore to get your dessert fill without compromising on your keto diet. But of course, it is still important to account for the carbs and take note of the other nutrients your body needs.
As these foods are high in fat but low in carb, they are key to helping our body go into a state of ketosis; a process where fats (instead of carbohydrates) are being burned for energy thereby producing ketones, aiding in fat burning.
Suitable diet for diabetics
The keto diet strictly restricts your carbohydrate (also a form of sugar) intake, making this a suitable diet for those combating diabetes as it reduces blood sugar levels.
However, the lower intake of carbs may result in lethargy in some so it is important to carry keto-friendly snacks with you when you first transition to this new diet plan. There are many sugar-free cake options in Singapore and they are great at satisfying your cravings or keeping your stomach filled without adding to your carb intake for the day.
Improves skin health
The keto diet is not just beneficial for your body, but also for your skin, especially if you are battling acne. Simple carbohydrates create inflammation so when you are cutting back on the right carbs, inflammation reduces which results in less congested and brighter skin.
Healthy fats like Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in foods such as salmon and avocado, and they are great for both the hair and skin. More of these healthy fats can help to soothe dry and irritated skin too.
Should you give the keto diet a try?
The benefits of a keto diet may outweigh the cons (such as constipation, indigestion and low blood sugar) but it is always best to speak to a doctor before going on any new diet plan. You may also refer to these tips before starting on a keto diet.
If you have already gotten professional advice from a doctor or simply want to start off slow by making small changes to your diet, consider Ange Bakes Keto’s sugar-free and gluten-free cakes. We are a keto bakery in Singapore whose bakes do not contain any added sugar or preservatives.
Disclaimer - The information provided on our website is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers before starting any new diet.