This diet has been designed to minimize snacking and support an intermittent-fasting approach. As usual, it can be customized with additional meals or portion sizes as needed.
Polyphenols found in foods like spinach and olives may help to control oxidative stress and the inflammatory response. Fiber lowers C-reactive protein, a substance in the blood that indicates inflammation. It also modulates the gut microbiome which helps to prevent inflammation. This plan provides up to 30 grams of daily fiber from nutrient-dense vegetables.
As gut health impacts immune function, it is beneficial to restore a healthy gut barrier. Prebiotics are added to this plan from asparagus, garlic, and leafy greens. These foods support digestive health by feeding the good bacteria and are important in a ketogenic diet to create a healthy intestinal environment.
Omega-3 fats can assist with stress reduction through cortisol concentration
The minerals zinc and selenium are critical for immune function. This plan provides zinc from meat and selenium from chicken, turkey, and lettuce. Vitamin A is an essential fat-soluble antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress in cells and is useful in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. This meal plan contains vitamin A sources like broccoli, salmon, and spinach. Vitamin C supports the immune system and this plan provides vitamin C from cauliflower, kale, and lemon.