What is keto / ketosis / ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet has been around for a long time and studies go as far back as the early 1900s. The diet was initially used to help cure epilepsy, but today scientists, doctors, nutritionists, athletes, and everyday individuals have realized the extreme health benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle.

The ketogenic diet is defined as being very low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats. You have reached ketosis when your body is essentially burning fat or "ketones" for energy instead of carbohydrates or "glucose."

How does KetoSips help me get into ketosis?

To achieve ketosis, you would need to restrict your carbohydrate intake to the point that your body is forced to use ketones for energy instead of glucose.

All flavours of KetoSips are low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats so you can consume a serving of KetoSips without worrying if it will take you out of ketosis.

As an added benefit, all flavours of KetoSips contain C:8 MCT oil, also known as caprylic acid (a fatty acid derived from coconut oil),  which your body converts into ketones much more efficiently and quickly than other fatty acids, or coconut oil alone. This is to ensure that KetoSips provides a direct and immediate boost in your ketone levels.

What is grass fed butter/ghee, and why is it better than regular butter?

KetoSips uses grass fed butter and ghee in our Broccoli Head - Butter (BHB) and Cauliflower - Nut - Ghee (CNG) soups. Grass fed butter and ghee are better than regular butter because the cows are fed their natural diet of grass and hay instead of grains. Grass fed butter is higher in omega 3's, CLA (a fatty acid known to improve brain function and help with weight loss), and many other nutrients compared to conventional butter.

What is red palm oil? Is it bad for the environment? Is it unhealthy?

KetoSips' vegan Asparagus Tip - Palm (ATP) soup is made with organic, sustainably sourced red palm oil. We use red palm oil from companies who work to ensure that no deforestation or habitat destruction results from the growing or harvesting process of red palm oil.

Red palm oil has been regarded as a sacred healing food by many civilizations. It comes from the fruit of a palm tree and has a dark red colour in its unprocessed natural state. It should not be confused with the palm kernel oil which is derived from the seed or kernel. Red palm oil shows promise in fighting inflammation, quelling disease, and stabilizing appetite. In fact, research has shown that a natural form of vitamin E is found in high amounts in red palm fruit oil, and can help reduce the effects of stroke significantly.

Why is the fat content so high? Isn’t saturated fat unhealthy?

The fat content is made up of healthy fats that will provide you with energy and nutrients. We believe in staying on top of science and research when it comes to health, and continuing to find truly healthy ingredients that cause no harm. We urge everyone to do the same. Research, observe others, and experience ketosis in a healthy way for yourself.

We have investigated the concerns and research that well known organizations have put out warning the public to stay away from saturated fats. We have found much of the endorsed advice is based on dated and poorly done research, not taking into account newer studies that contradict or even disprove certain claims made about saturated fats being unhealthy.

We believe a healthy ketogenic diet includes certain saturated fats in combination with many other nutrients which is what KetoSips encompasses.