It's probably safe to say that you know about the keto diet or at least heard about it. You can even join in, inspired by Keto Guido. But even if you have not become a fan of the latest dietary craze to sweep the nation, the principles of a ketogenic diet will seem familiar to most people. The idea is to keep your body in a constant state of ketosis so you can burn more fat while you're at rest (right?). You need a certain ratio of macros – very little carbohydrates, a little protein and a lot of fat. It sounds unintuitive to the uninitiated, but the disciples swear by it.
Full disclosure, I'm not on the keto diet, it's my cleaning routine. Seriously, I've recently found that there's a lot of crossover in the kind of food people consume with a ketogenic diet, and the ingredients that are contained in modern care products. We are in a green revolutionary revolution, folks. Some people call it "clean," others call it "natural," but the bottom line is that people tend to holistically care for hair and skin because they know it's probably better than something loaded with chemicals ̵
"Certain foods have a specific nutrient profile that promotes healthy skin, hair and body," says dermatologist Lamees Hamdan, MD, who is also the CEO and founder of Shiffa, a holistic skin care line. "It depends on what vitamins, minerals and trace elements (micronutrients) are included, as well as the protein, fats and carbohydrates (macronutrients)." These microphones and macros make up a superfood.
Before you start shopping for shampoo in the product, remember that they are not exactly the same. Toiletries often use stronger versions of these ingredients in the form of extracts and oils, which means they are more concentrated and more suitable for the skin. "While rubbing the raw avocado on the face is beneficial, the tinctures and extracts of the skin are usually more concentrated, giving you faster and better results," says Dr. Hamdan.
Just as you have customized your fridge for your keto lifestyle. You may want to give your medicine cabinet the same attention. Some of the most common foods in a ketogenic diet work wonders in the best natural care products.