A range of different macronutrient profiles can help an individual achieve ketosis. In general, the macronutrient profile of a ketogenic food will have 60-75% of calories from fat (or even more); 10-30% of calories from protein; and 5-10% of calories from carbs (1-4). In our NOOSH Keto + MCT Oil Almond Butter, 80% of the calories are from fat including medium chain triglyceride, 12% of the calories are from protein, 3% of the calories are from dietary fiber and 4% of the calories are from sugars, including those naturally occurring in the almond. The higher amount of ketogenic fat combined with the lower level of protein in NOOSH Keto + MCT Oil can be advantageous for maintaining ketosis due to stimulation of glucose uptake which reduces blood glucose levels (5-6). Whatever your fitness goals, NOOSH recommends that you consult with a physician before beginning and while consuming a ketogenic diet to make sure it is right for you.
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