What is a keto diet? – Key points to understand

  • The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet. It lowers blood sugar and insulin level and can shift the body’s metabolism away from carbs and towards fat and ketones.
  • It helps in drastic reduce of carbohydrate intake by replacing it with good quality fat. This reduction in carbs intake puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
  • When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain.
  • Ketogenic diets can cause huge reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This reaction, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits to enjoy.

A ketogenic diet can help lose unwanted weight faster than a low-fat diet, and this often happens without the irritation of suppressing hunger. The ketogenic diet can boost insulin sensitivity in human body and results in fat loss leading to significant health benefits for people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

A ketogenic diet (or keto) is predominantly made up of high-fat foods including butter, oils, and cheese as well as very low-carb vegetables in diet plan. This diet forces the body to burn fat for fuel rather than using glucose as energy source.

Keto in the context of dairy

When it comes to dairy products like milk, cottage cheese or yoghurt, all three of them contain a high amount of carbohydrates, which are not prescribed if one wants to follow a Keto diet.

Therefore, products obtained from milk such as butter or ghee are considered more Keto-friendly. Because they follow the primary rule of the Keto diet which is high in fat and low in carbohydrates.

Understanding PALEO Diet

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What is a paleo diet? – Key points to understand

  • The Paleo diet is designed to resemble what human hunter-gatherer ancestors ate thousands of years ago. Hence, the Paleo diet is also known as ‘caveman’s diet’.
  • Although it’s impossible to know exactly what human ancestors ate in different parts of the world, researchers believe their diets consisted of mostly whole foods
  • Since this diet follows a whole food-based approach leading a physically active life, it is expected to have much lower rates of lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiac disease.
  • Several studies suggest that this diet can lead to significant weight loss (without calorie counting) and major improvements in general health.
  • Paleolithic humans’ diet varies depending on the availability and location. The basic concept of the Paleo diet is to eat whole foods and avoid processed foods.
  • On another level, the Paleo diet is also considered about individuality. A chief concern of the paleo movement is to obtain lasting, optimum health,
  • However, in achieving the same everyone must leverage their knowledge at own individual level of understanding of individual needs in light of intolerances, sensitivities, etc. And based on the same, must determine for themselves what their body needs to achieve it.
  • For all these reasons, dairy — for all of its nourishing qualities — tends to occupy a ‘grey zone’ amongst Paleo eaters. Though it serves as an excellent source of healthy saturated fats, vitamins, and micronutrients, legitimate concerns exist about the impact of lactose and casein on the body. Lactose is a sugar found primarily in milk, while casein is a protein with some similarities to wheat gluten, which often pose as a problem point for many Paleo dieters.

Why is ghee paleo-friendly?

  • As discussed above, many people who live on a strict Paleo lifestyle exclude dairy from their diet. Butter is technically a dairy product, and since dairy is a relatively recent addition to the human diet (around the same time, humans started eating grains) many people feel better without it.
  • However, people generally avoid dairy, for the milk protein and sugar it contains, and butter has only nominal amounts of both. Butter is mostly saturated fat, and it comes from a natural source, so it’s very much Paleo-friendly in reality.
  • Ghee is clarified butter, and since butter is Paleo as discussed above, it is also Paleo too. Because ghee has had the milk proteins removed, many people who can’t tolerate dairy have no problem in having ghee in diet..
  • In the Paleo diet, dairy products are not recommended. But cow ghee is an exception because it has milk proteins completely removed.
  • The simple reasons, according to Paleo expert dieticians, is lactose and casein-free content of ghee.
  • In Paleo diet, it is believed that our immune systems mostly target foreign proteins, and it cannot find any milk-protein target in ghee.

Why is ghee a Healthy Solution for paleo diet?

  • Butter, being primarily fat, may contain some amount of milk sugar and protein. Therefore, it can still cause issues, in the case of someone highly sensitive to either lactose or casein. But in case of ghee, it is the absolute best option for enjoying dairy’s numerous benefits with none of the drawbacks as ghee does not contain lactose or casein.
  • Ghee is produced when butter is clarified, and all lactose and casein are removed. The final product offers a rich buttery flavour, several vitamins, and a highly stable, cooking-friendly saturated fat. Though tiny amounts of lactose or casein may remain, they exist at a level low enough to not cause concern for a Paleo dieter (sensitive or otherwise).
  • The benefits, likewise, are tremendous: vitamins A, D, E, and K2, all of which are found in abundance when the butter or ghee originates from cows fed with rich, green grass. Counting in the broad range of benefits it offers, and considering the lack of lactose and casein in it, grass-fed ghee comes as a highly recommended food item, nutritious and delicious choice for any Paleo dieters.

Why is Milkio ghee both Keto and Paleo friendly?

Milkio ghee has high saturated fats and contains higher amounts of short-chain and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which forms a great source of energy and minimal presence of carbohydrates due to the process of manufacturing of ghee, it is a perfect fit for the Keto diet. 

The higher amount MCTs are also easily turned into ketones which puts you faster into ketosis.

  • Higher MCTs also reduce appetite and improve functioning of the immune system.
  • After removal of milk-solids as a part of manufacturing process, ghee is produced without having any lactose or casein in it. This is one of the reasons, ghee consumption is mostly safe.
  • All types of ill health effects such as food allergies or inflammations hardly occur because of ghee consumption, which cannot be guaranteed for other dairy products like butter.
  • Because Milkio ghee is truly grass-fed, it is rich with Vitamins A, D, E and K and also has more CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid – a polyunsaturated fat) which is connected to fat loss.
  • Milkio ghee contains loads of butyrate which helps in promoting a healthy metabolism.
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Milkio’s Keto and Paleo Friendly claim

We ensure that our grass-fed ghee is rich with good fats, it retains high MCT count, contains more vitamins and CLA, and it offers a unique nutty buttery flavoured taste.

These nutrients enriched ghee when consumed in moderation works as a great source of energy along with benefits of improved digestion and natural hunger control resulting in weight loss success.

With an abundance of vitamins, in the natural form and lack of casein and lactose in our ghee, is also highly beneficial to Paleo diet followers.


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