Eat More Shellfish on Keto (the Ketogenic Diet)

Eat More Shellfish on Keto (the Ketogenic Diet)


so I want to talk about one of the most important foods that you should be eating on the ketogenic diet and that would be shellfish okay why because if you’re gonna do the healthy version of Aikido you want to make sure that you consume nutrient-dense foods and out of all the foods shellfish are at the top of the list when we deal with nutrients that are really important and that are commonly deficient in your diet so shellfish is loaded with iodine mostly iodine is stored in the thyroid it’s in other organs too but it’s there to help make thyroid hormones it’s really important in a growing child also if a woman is pregnant it’s vital that they consume foods with iodine because that has an influence on their IQ as well as their growth so it’s very very important number to iron now if you’re deficient iron you can have a lot of problems anemia growth and development carrying oxygen through your body but having an efficiency of iron is equally as bad as having too much so you don’t want too much you don’t want too little you want just the right amount just so happens that shellfish has a good amount of the type of iron that your body needs next one is zinc zinc important well it’s involved in 2,000 different enzymes in your body so it’s vitally important for your immune system for your skin to help you with testosterone to help prevent viruses and bacteria so it really helps your immune system it’s just involved in a lot of different things so shellfish is a little with zinc selenium okay this is a really important mineral by the way it’s a trace mineral and it’s most concentrated in the thyroid it acts as a very powerful antioxidant to protect against oxidation that we actually make as hydrogen peroxide especially if we have a problem with the thyroid let’s say for example you in Hashimoto’s for example or have any autoimmune you’re going to generate more free radicals more oxidants so you need a very powerful antioxidant now your body makes something called glutathione and guess what you need selenium to make at antioxidant so selenium is really in central and keeping things at bay and neutralizing these free radicals it does a lot of other things as well selenium is very plentiful in shellfish next thing is copper it’s another trace mineral copper is really good for the adrenals it’s also involved with collagen and ligaments and tendons so it’s a really important trace mineral and then we have DHA which is really key for the brain for the eye for the heart this is an omega-3 fatty acid it helps in the development of the size of the brain but it’s also important in a lot of other things too in fact your brain is structurally made out of this fat okay shellfish has this fat then b12 if you’re deficient in b12 not only could you experience Annie Mia but you could experience debilitating neurological problems that could become permanent so b12 is also in shellfish now if you’re on the ketogenic diet definitely start increasing the amount of shellfish and your diet talking about crab lobster shrimp scallops oysters clams and mussels just make sure you add more grass-fed butter to it as you dip your shrimp or Lobster in the butter okay because we want the benefit of the healthy fat in there called butyrate which is really good for our digestive system now if we were to rate all the foods based on the density of nutrients in order of importance I would put this number one this number two eggs have just about every nutrient except vitamin C number three is vegetables and I’m talking about dark leafy greens and especially things like asparagus very very important for your full eight which stabilizes your DNA it does a lot more but a lot of people are deficient in folate and also these foods have a lot of magnesium and potassium and item and C and by the way I would say forty to fifty percent of the population is deficient in magnesium which is another really really important mineral that you need okay then cruciferous vegetables are also very important and that will help to give you additional health benefits that go way beyond just vitamins and minerals plus it has tons of potassium magnesium vitamin C things like that okay then we have fish okay make sure you get the wild caught salmon is at the top of the list you want fatty fish it’s loaded with DHA it has B 12 and add zinc it has a lot of these minerals right here and then we get beef liver I personally don’t like liver but I will consume either pate or something like the liverwurst that US wellness has because they they add in their liver and kidney and heart it’s actually very healthy for you now there’s a lot of other foods grass-fed meats and things like that but I wanted to give you a list of very nutrient-dense foods in the order that I’m just basically arbitrarily making but in the order which I think has the most concentrated nutrients alright thanks for watching if you’re liking this content please subscribe now and I will actually 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