Keto nuts – the evidence
It’s written and illustrated by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD. Additional research and fact-checking by Franziska Spritzler, RD, and Paul Rutkovskis. The latest major update on January 25, 2019.1 Medical review by Dr. Bret Scher, MD, on December 26, 2019.2
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The guide is written for adults with health issues, including obesity, that could benefit from a ketogenic diet.
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The latest update includes several modest changes in the text, and the addition of several more updated scientific references. We’ve also updated the text in the images with our own font. A few carb counts are updated slightly, most notably cashews that have been lowered from 27 to 22 grams based on an average from several different nutritional databases. ↩
The guide was also previously reviewed by Dr. Scher on January 25, 2019. ↩
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