Add cricket powder to your low-carb smoothie, with avocado, spinach, hemp, whole-fat yogurt, a few field berries and some nut butter.
Add cricket flour to plain whole-fat, no-sugar yogurt, also with nut butter, hemp, field berries, and organic coconut shavings.
Or, simply mix some cricket powder into your nut butter.
First, it’s important to distinguish between a low-carb diet, which involves restricting carbs and usually increasing fat in one’s diet, and a ketogenic diet which involves an actual metabolic state of ketosis, where the body is forced to rely on ketones (from fat) as a source of energy, as a result of very disciplined glucose restriction.
There is evidence that a low-carb, high-fat diet can help you lose body fat and be heart-healthy at the same time. According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (2014) entitled Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets: a randomized trial:
[block quote ]“The low-carbohydrate diet was more effective for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction than the low-fat diet. Restricting carbohydrate may be an option for persons seeking to lose weight and reduce cardiovascular risk factors.”
In the case of the ketogenic diet, aside from being implemented to help treat certain diseases and medical conditions, many swear that on a keto diet they not only stay lean but also have more energy and more consistent energy with less crashes, increased satiety, better concentration, and faster recovery times for intense physical exercise - all this once they’ve gotten over the initial milti-week and often difficult transition phase or “hump”.
The ketogenic diet is certainly not for everyone, but the low-carb high-fat diet undoubtedly has a broader appeal, and lot of supporting evidence in favour of its benefits.
If you want to consider cricket powder in your low-carb lifestyle, try Crickstart’s chocolate and vanilla cricket protein blends.