As easy as ... Keto Pizza Base
How to make an easy keto-friendly pizza base.
I recently started baking and experimenting with different flours.
This nutty pizza base is a great substitute for when you don’t want to be weighed down by traditional flours. Its filling and nutritious.
The best part about this pizza base is that once the ingredients are combined there is no waiting!
¾ cup of almond flour
¼ cup of coconut flour
1 tbsp of tapioca flour
1 tsp of bone broth powder
1 tbsp of VegEase powder (your choice)
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of onion powder or salt
1 tbs of olive oil
2 tbsp of warm water
1.Blend the dry & wet ingredients separately first
2.Then combine to form a dough
3.Place a sheet of baking paper on the bottom, then the dough mixture and then a second sheet over that and using a rolling pin roll out your pizza base.
4.Your Pizza base is ready to go
5.Bake for 20-30 minutes
Baking with keto recipes
There are few foods more comforting and enjoyable than pizza and if you love making pizza from scratch this base is soo easy. The beauty about this base is that you don't even need to knead nor wait for the rise because there is no yeast. That's the bonus of this gluten free, low carb pizza. And best of all it tastes amazing.
Benefits of a low carb diet
There are many benefits to a low carb diet. Other than losing your muffin top benefits such as improvement in complexion, better memory and focus, less cravings and reduction of inflammation. It is even effective against Metabolic Syndrome
Dr Michael Dansinger gives us an easy rundown on what Keto means.
Michael Dansinger, MD, is a nationally recognized expert in dietary and lifestyle coaching for weight loss and disease prevention. He serves as Founding Director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and Wellness Director at Boston Heart Diagnostics. He has previously served as the Nutrition and Obesity Editor for MedscapeJournal of Medicine and was the principal investigator of the Tufts Popular Diet Trial comparing the Atkins, Zone, Weight Watchers and Ornish eating plans for weight loss and heart disease risk-factor reduction (published in JAMA). He serves on the CDC’s Expert Panel for Worksite Wellness Programs and on the Council of Directors for the True Health Initiative, a leading international voice for health and wellness.
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is a normal metabolic process, something your body does to keep working. When it doesn't have enough carbohydrates from food for your cells to burn for energy, it burns fat instead. As part of this process, it makes ketones.
If you're healthy and eating a balanced diet, your body controls how much fat it burns, and you don't normally make or use ketones. But when you cut way back on your calories or carbs, your body will switch to ketosis for energy. It can also happen after exercising for a long time and during pregnancy. For people with uncontrolled diabetes, ketosis is a sign of not using enough insulin.
Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diets
Ketosis is a popular weight loss strategy. Low-carb eating plans include the first part of the Atkins diet and the Paleo diet, which stress proteins for fueling your body. In addition to helping you burn fat, ketosis can make you feel less hungry. It also helps you maintain muscle.
For healthy people who don't have diabetes and aren't pregnant, ketosis usually kicks in after 3 or 4 days of eating less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. That's about 3 slices of bread, a cup of low-fat fruit yogurt, or two small bananas. You can start ketosis by fasting, too.
Doctors may put children who have epilepsy on a ketogenic diet, a special high-fat, very low-carb and protein plan, because it might help prevent seizures. Adults with epilepsy sometimes eat modified Atkinsdiets.
Some research suggests that ketogenic diets might help lower your risk of heart disease. Other studies show specific very-low-carb diets help people with metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Researchers are also studying the effects of these diets on acne, cancer, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and nervous system diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Lou Gehrig's disease.
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