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Keto, Paleo…oh my!

We’ve all heard popular diets like keto and paleo casually mentioned, whether it’s with your

friend out to dinner, pictured on social media, or sitting on the shelves of the grocery store.

They sound good in concept — get healthier and lose weight. However, knowing the

differences is imperative in deciding which one might be right for you (if either!) as the new year rolls around.

The keto, or ketogenic, diet is a high fat, low carb diet. The goal is to put your metabolism into

a state of ketosis, which means that rather than using glucose for energy “your body gets more of its energy from ketones, which are produced from fat.”(1) Keto focuses on foods like meat, butter, fish/seafood, nuts and seeds, and low carbohydrate vegetables (think broccoli,

avocado, spinach). (2) The paleo diet stems from what humans could eat during the Paleolithic Era (2.5 million to 10,000 years ago), basically foods that our ancestors would hunt and gather. (3) It includes foods like “[all] fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood, eggs and nuts and seeds” and excludes grains, most dairy, sugar, vegetable oil/margarine, and processed foods. (4) The key difference between these two diets is that keto is high fat while the paleo diet is

high protein.

There are many similarities, though, like a restriction of carbohydrate dense foods (say

goodbye to frozen pizzas and potato chips). Additionally, both diets encourage the

consumption of nuts and seeds…enter BOOSTIE. Nuts and seeds are a “rich source of heart healthy fats, fiber, plant protein, essential vitamins and minerals, and other bioactive

compounds.” (5) And fun fact: BOOSTIE is both keto and paleo friendly!

While it may seem overwhelming to dive into either of these diets, BOOSTIE offers a quick,

easy, and reliable source of important vitamins and nutrients to ensure your success!

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