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Low carb nutrition based on fish

There are many different types of nutrition and diets that can be found either online, or in various other sources. Many of them are based on a process that we call ketosis, in which your body stops using carbohydrates as the main source of energy, and instead uses its own body fat, and fat that is taken with food, as the primary energy source. The mentioned state of ketosis can be achieved by a keto diet, which is actually just another name for a low carb diet, because on a ketogenic diet, you need to eat food that is rich in proteins and fats, and low in carbohydrates. There are many different meals and food you can eat in order to meet the mentioned criteria. In this article we will mostly talk about fish and fish based products.

Fish is one of the most healthy sources of proteins. Not only do many fish species contain high percentages of proteins, but they mostly contain almost no carbohydrates at all, and only a small amount of fats. It is also important to mention that fish, especially saltwater fish, has a high amount of omega 3 fatty acids, which are known to be very healthy and heart-friendly. Fish and meals based on fish can, on a long term, help prolong life, lower the possibilty of heart diseases and circulation problems, and can also prevent many other diseases or conditions.

Avarage fish flesh (per 100 grams) contains about roughly 20-25 grams of proteins, 1-2 grams of fat, and mostly no carbohydrates at all. However, these are just the avarage values. Some fish types have more proteins, some less. Also, the amount of fat can also vary slightly.

As we can see, fish flesh usually has a very low amount of carbohydrates, and a fairly decent amount of proteins and fats, which is precisely what one needs to mantain the state of ketosis on a ketogenic diet, or to start the ketosis in the first place. There are many meals based on fish, but one one should make sure that nothing that contains carbohydrates is added while preparing them.

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