In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the reason why you do not include vegetables carbs on ketogenic diet. It is recommended to take 7 to 10 cups of salads a day and that is equivalent to 3.5 to 5 grams of carbs, the overall calories and grams of carbohydrate in the salad is only small amount. The glycemic index of the green salad is 15 and the glycemic load is 3, both are extremely low. He also talks about some of the key benefits of vegetables and leafy greens in a ketogenic plan.
Key Benefits of Vegetables and Leafy Greens:
- Nutrients – Vitamins, minerals and trace minerals.
- Phytonutrients – Carotenoids, beta-carotene and antioxidants that add additional help to the body.
- Fiber – Soluble fiber to feed the microbes which then allows it to exchange back the beneficial fatty acids like the butyric acid which then feed the colon cells and also helps improve insulin resistance.
- Buffers pH – The vegetables will also buffer the acidic pH from the consumed meat.
- Helps fat travel out – It helps with the elimination from the liver out to the gallbladder and through the colon.