Let Your Food Be Your Medicine – Beyond Keto Pesto
Dr. Don Colbert – Are you looking for a dinner that everyone will love? A dinner that’s quick and easy to make? And most of all, one with foods that go beyond macronutrients, and work to promote health throughout your body? Tonight is your night: let your food be your medicine.
Today, for “National Let Your Food Be Your Medicine Day,” we are highlighting one of our most healthful recipes. This delicious recipe uses many of the key components of Dr. Colbert’s Beyond Keto book, including ingredients that support brain, heart, and digestive health.
On the other hand, there are no damaging ingredients. No processed foods or soybean oil. No added sugars, no chemical flavorings, and no refined starches or carbohydrates.
Are you ready to let your food be your medicine tonight?
Beyond Keto Pesto Salmon Over Asparagus
- 4 wild-caught salmon filets, 4-6 ounces each
- 1 lb. asparagus, washed and tough ends chopped off
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup Keto Zone Pesto (click link for recipe)
- 10 Cherry or grape tomatoes OR whole peppercorns (omit tomatoes if avoiding nightshades)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Place asparagus in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper, and “roll” to coat.
- Place salmon over asparagus, skin-side down.
- Top each filet with about 2 Tablespoons pesto.
- Add optional tomatoes, whole peppercorns, and sprinkle on salt and pepper.
- Cover with foil tightly and bake at 400 deg F for 30-35 minutes or until salmon is no longer translucent and flakes with the fork.
- If you’ve made extra Pesto, use it over cooked chicken for another easy dinner, or as a delicious fat bomb.
Serves 4. Nutrition Information per serving: 294 calories, 24 gm fat, 9 gm carbs, 5 gm fiber, 15 gm protein
How Does Beyond Keto Let Your Food Be Your Medicine?
It’s simple. Dr. Colbert’s Beyond Keto is not a diet. It’s an eating lifestyle that aims to ditch unhealthy processed foods, overflow the body with real, living, low-sugar, whole foods based on the Mediterranean Diet, and promote a healthy weight.
In fact, Beyond Keto combines the best of the Keto Zone® diet with the Mediterranean Diet. Together, its food and lifestyle supports health from head to toe.
Here’s how Beyond Keto and recipes like Beyond Keto Pesto Salmon work as your medicine.
Beyond Keto and Food as Medicine
Through scientific study, experience, and decades of research, Dr. Colbert has formulated this eating plan and recipes to promote overall health, healthy weights, and reduced inflammation. Beyond Keto aims to:
PROMOTE A HEALTHY WEIGHT
Almost all current negative health conditions are linked to, or exacerbated by, obesity (1). By utilizing healthy ketogenic diet principles, Beyond Keto promotes healthy changes and outcomes as soon as the first two weeks (2)! In addition, the Mediterranean diet component continues to support healthy weight and healthy body composition. Its focus on lean proteins, seafoods, healthy oils, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, and vegetables provide a wonderful well-balanced, satisfying dietary lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight (3).
FIGHT INFLAMMATION IN THE BRAIN VIA BETTER GUT HEALTH
Are you familiar with neuroinflammation resulting from degradation of gut health? While this may have seemed far-fetched 50 years ago, experts now know there is a bi-directional signaling between the gut and the brain. And, when one is inflamed and unhealthy, the other one follows suit.
Unfortunately, neuroinflammation is linked with brain impairment and dysfunction. In fact, many experts implicate the modern Western diet in the development of many health and brain issues including memory impairments, neurodegenerative issues, and depressed moods. What’s more, many believe the consumption of ultra-processed foods and excessive energy intake (4) is at the root of gut inflammation leading to neuroinflammation. The communication system and link between gut-brain health is called the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis (5).
Fortunately, Beyond Keto can help! First, it promotes a healthy digestive system with many nourishing foods and no processed ones. Then, it fights inflammation at every turn with the most potent anti-inflammatory combination of foods possible: omega-3 fats and monounsaturated fatty acids from foods like extra-virgin olive oil.
ENCOURAGE HEALTHY CHOLESTEROL, TRIGLYCERIDE, AND BLOOD PRESSURE LEVELS
Both the Keto Zone and Mediterranean diet aspects of Beyond Keto support heart health. First, Beyond Keto promotes a healthy weight, which can help optimize heart health. Next, by choosing the incredibly heart-healthy foods in the Mediterranean diet, you can continue to encourage great heart health In fact, the foods in the Mediterranean diet and Beyond Keto work to support heart health, healthy cholesterol, and achieve whole-body health (6).
OPTIMIZE BLOOD SUGARS AND METABOLISM
An amazing aspect of both the ketogenic diet and the Mediterranean diet normalized blood sugars. By using both eating styles in Beyond Keto, you’ll remove harmful refined starches while focusing on healthy fats, high fiber beans, peas, lentils, vegetables, lean protein and low glycemic fruits such as berries. Part of the improvement comes from weight loss. The other part comes from a diet that supports healthy metabolism and hormones (7).
PROMOTE A HEALTHY GUT MICROBIOTA
Amazingly, Beyond Keto combines Keto Zone and Mediterranean foods to support gut health! This is great news for the millions of people who suffer from less-than-optimal gut function. In fact, studies have found the Mediterranean diet specifically improves gut microbiota and its associated metabolism functions. The diet’s prebiotics from healthy fibers along with healthy fats and polyphenols support gut health, hormone balance, and metabolism (8).
FLOOD THE BODY WITH ANTIOXIDANTS AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY COMPOUNDS
One of the worst dietary habits plaguing humans worldwide is the consumption of ultra-processed foods. In fact, researchers have found that ultra-processed foods are linked to most modern health conditions and even overall risk of death (9)! Thankfully, you’ll eat healthy, high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory foods rather than ultra-processed ones (10). This means less oxidative stress and inflammation throughout the body.
INCREASE ENERGY, VITALITY, AND MENTAL FOCUS
One of the greatest benefits of the ketogenic diet is the production of ketones. Ketones are natural energizing compounds that support healthy mental focus and vitality. The Mediterranean diet also encourages great energy and vitality with the abundant variety of healthy foods. Rather than experiencing the ups and downs of a high-sugar diet, you will enjoy steady, youthful energy from delicious, colorful whole foods.
Want More Beyond Keto?
There’s more! Get your copy of Dr. Colbert’s Beyond Keto and let your food be your medicine every night! You’ll find an easy-to-follow eating lifestyle plan with recipes, tips, and clear guidance. Get your hands on this book today!
It’s easier than ever to Let Your Food Be Your Medicine with Dr. Colbert’s Beyond Keto. However, it won’t make much difference if we only use it one day per year! Instead, make Beyond Keto your everyday plan to eat a healthy, unprocessed, brain-empowering, diet!
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