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A ketogenic diet, or simply keto diet, involves eating foods low in carbohydrates but high in fat. This combination causes your body to produce a ketone known as beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). Ketones can be an alternative metabolic fuel, but if your body doesn't have enough glucose to use it, it taps into fat stores for energy in a process called ketosis. Many celebrities live on a ketogenic diet because it can assist with weight loss, control blood sugar, and may help ward off diseases such as Alzheimer's. Unlike other diets, you can consume a variety of healthy foods that are also nutritious. Check out these ketogenic diet foods.

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1. Seafood

Salmon is a healthy food for your brain because it's rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Sardines and mackerel have a high amount of the fats too. Salmon is also packed with potassium, selenium, B vitamins and zero carbohydrates. While shrimp and some forms of crab have no carbohydrates either, shellfish do. However, you can still eat clams, oysters, squid and other seafood on the ketogenic diet; you just have to account for a few carbohydrates. Eat at least two servings of seafood a week for a healthy consumption of vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s.

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