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Eggs on a Ketogenic Diet


There are many kinds of diets and nutrition that can be found either online, or in other sources. Many of them are based on a process called ketosis, in which your body stops using carbs as the primary source of energy, and instead uses fats as the main energy source. This state of ketosis can be achieved by a ketogenic diet, which is actually just another name for a low carbohydrate diet, because on the ketogenic diet, your goal is to eat food rich in proteins and fats, and low in carbohydrates. There are many things you can eat in order to meet the mentioned criteria. In this article we will mostly talk about eggs.

Eggs have important and valuable nutritional properties. They are a great source of proteins. Chicken eggs, that are the most commonly eaten eggs have all the essential amino acids that are necessary humans, and also have many vitamins and minerals, like vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, riboflavin, folic acid, and minerals like iron, calcium and potassium. Their high protein content is valued especially by many athletes and body builders that wish to increase their muscle mass, or maintain the current level.

On 100 grams of whole eggs, we have about 13 grams of proteins, 10 grams of fat and 1 gram of carbohydrates. An avarage chicken egg can have between 50 and 70 grams, so the amounts of proteins, fats or carbs can easily be calculated. Thereby if we take 60 grams as the weight of an avarage egg, it would contain around 8 grams of proteins, 6 grams of fat, and only around half a gram of carbs.

As we can see, the eggs have a very low amount of carbohydrates, and a high amount of fats and proteins, which is exactly what one needs to maintain the state of ketosis on a ketogenic diet. There are many recipes based on eggs which one can eat on a ketogenic diet, but one one should only make sure that nothing that contains carbs is added.


Source by Martin Soervino

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