Ketogenic Diet
words by Helaina Lungu
Foods To Enjoy
  • MEATS – beef, kangaroo, lamb, pork, veal, all fish & seafood
  • BEANS & LEGUMES – miso, tofu, tempeh
  • NUTS & SEEDS – almonds, Brazil nuts, coconut, flax/linseed, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, nut butter/spreads, pecans, pepitas, pine nuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts
  • VEGETABLES – alfalfa, artichokes, Asian greens, asparagus, baby spinach, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, bok choy, broccoli, broccolini, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, capsicum, cauliflower, celery, chard, cucumber, eggplant, endive, fennel, green beans, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, okra, olives, onions, radicchio, radish, rocket, sea vegetables, snow peas, spinach, sprouts, squash, tomato, watercress, zucchini, all herbs & spices
  • FRUIT – apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, figs, grapefruit, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi fruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, mulberries, nectarines, orange, passionfruit, pawpaw, peaches, pears, pineapple, raspberries, rockmelon, strawberries, tangerines, watermelon
  • DAIRY PRODUCTS & EGGS – all eggs, hard cheeses
  • CONDIMENTS – all low carb sauces, Natvia, stevia
  • OILS – cold-pressed oils, coconut oil, flax/linseed oil, macadamia oil, olive oil, sesame oil, walnut oil
  • BEVERAGES – all teas, mineral water, soda water, water
Foods To Avoid
  • MEATS – avoid cured or processed meats, processed, battered, or crumbed seafood
  • BEANS & LEGUMES – soy yoghurt, sweetened soy milk
  • NUTS & SEEDS – cashews, salted nuts
  • VEGETABLES – potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, cassava, canned vegetables
  • FRUIT – bananas, grapes, canned sweetened fruits, dried fruits
  • DAIRY PRODUCTS – custard, fruit cheese, ice cream, sweetened yoghurt
  • CONDIMENTS – sauces & condiments with added sugar like sweet chilli, BBQ & tomato
  • GRAINS – all grain foods
  • OILS – any oil that is not cold-pressed, sunflower, safflower & mixed vegetable oils
  • BEVERAGES – cordials, drinking chocolate, flavoured milk, fruit juices, sweetened coffee blends, soft drinks
  • SWEETENERS – sugar, fructose, honey, fruit concentrates, xylitol, and all other artificial sweeteners, such as sucralose & aspartame
Words by Helaina Lungu

Words by Helaina Lungu

Helaina is a passionate and experienced practitioner who has qualifications in naturopathy, weight loss consulting, and personal training. Her experience includes educating the community and practitioners alike about the benefits of and the latest trends in the natural medicine industry. In the past Helaina has represented some of the biggest natural health brands in Australia, like Bioceuticals and Metagenics, before founding The Botaniq in 2020. Her particular fields of interest include weight management, digestive, and mental health. In her spare time, she loves to listen to music, go for long drives, head to the beach, and go for a walk with her beautiful pug.