understanding keto macros
The Benefits of Clean KetoThe clean keto diet limits carbs to 20-50 grams daily so that the body can reach a metabolic state of ketosis. Unless a person follows a high-protein version of keto, protein is kept moderate while fats are always high (about 55-60% of your total calories).  On top of these macros, clean keto emphasizes the consumption of whole foods or minimally processed foods. Processed foods are still allowed, but only
occasionally—since some people can’t stick to a clean diet 100% of the time. We’ve previously discussed the differences between clean keto and dirty keto in case you’re still deciding which approach to use as a beginner. While the dirty keto diet can still result in ketosis and weight loss (at least
in the short term), clean keto is better for the following
reasons:Micronutrient DensityYour bodycannot produce micronutrients—vitamins and minerals—which is why you need to get them from food. Whole foods are the best sources of micronutrients. On the other hand, food processing leads to the loss of certain nutrients which are highly sensitive, such as ascorbic acid, folic acid, and thiamin.  Skin HealthHighly processed foods contain harmful ingredients like added sugars and trans fats. Consuming them repeatedly can negatively affect your skin health in different ways. For example, added sugars break down collagen, making your skin vulnerable to aging.