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Keto Shake by Jake

Keto Shake by Jake

We’ve got something new and exciting for you, the keto shake. This shake is based on the ketogenic diet. Without using too many difficult words, this means it’s low in carbs and high in fats. In this article we’ll dive deeper in to the Ketogenic diet, also known as Keto diet. After that, we’ll happily introduce you to our new Keto Shake.

Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic diet mainly exists of rich fats, lean protein and a very low amount of carbs. The macronutrients are subdivided in to 55-60% fat, 30-25% protein and 5-10% carbs. Based on a 2000 kcal daily intake, that’d result in a 20 to 50 gram carb intake per day.

Carbohydrates are de most important source and fuel for energy production in body tissue. When your body receives less than 50 g carbs per day, it decreases its insulin secretion and prepares to enter a catabolic state. Glycogen reserves reach depletion, which forces your body to undergo certain metabolic changes. Two metabolic processes start to become more active in this state, when there’s a low amount of carbohydrates available in bodily tissue: gluconeogeneses and ketogeneses.

Gluconeogenesis is the endogenous production of glucose in the body, especially in the liver, mainly from lactic acid, glycerol and the amino acids alanine and glutamine. When glucose availability continues to decline, endogenous glucose production cannot meet the body’s needs and ketogenesis begins to provide an alternative energy source in the form of ketone bodies. Ketone bodies replace glucose as the primary energy source. During ketogenesis due to low blood glucose feedback, the stimulus for insulin secretion is also low, greatly reducing the stimulus for fat and glucose storage. Other hormonal changes may contribute to the increased breakdown of fats resulting in fatty acids. Fatty acids are metabolized to acetoacetate which is later converted to beta-hydroxy butyrate and acetone. These are the basic ketone bodies that accumulate in the body when a ketogenic diet is maintained. This metabolic state is called “nutritional ketosis”. As long as the body does not get carbohydrates, the metabolism remains in the ketotic state.

Ketone bodies synthesized in the body can be easily used for energy production by the heart muscle tissue and kidneys. Ketone bodies can also cross the blood-brain barrier to provide an alternative source of energy for the brain. Ketone bodies produce more adenosine triphosphate compared to glucose, which is why it is sometimes appropriately referred to as a “super fuel”. One hundred grams of acetoacetate yields 9400 grams of ATP and 100 grams of beta-hydroxybutyrate yields 10,500 ATP; while 100 grams of glucose produces only 8700 grams of ATP. This allows the body to maintain efficient fuel production even during a calorie deficit. Ketone bodies also reduce free radical damage and enhance antioxidant capacity.

Keto shake

The keto shake can be seen as 1/5 of your total daily needs, and has the following nutritional values:

  per 100g per serving
Energy (kJ) 2342 1639
(kcal) 560 (28%) 392 (20%)
Fat (g) 45 31
Saturated 36 25
Carbohydrates (g) 8.3 5.8
Of which sugars 0.9 0.6
Fibre (g) 16 11
Protein (g) 26 18
Salt (g) 0.7 0.5

MCT powder (palm-free), pea protein Ingredients:
isolate, acacia fiber, vegetable oil (linseed),
maltodextrin, vitamin & mineral mix (tri-potassium
citrate, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride,
maltodextrin, magnesium oxide, dipotassium
phosphate, sodium ascorbate (vitamin C), iron
pyrophosphate, dl-alpha-tocopheryl (vitamin
e) acetate, zinc sulfate, folic acid, potassium
iodide, nicotinamide, sodium molybdate, sodium
Selenite, Retinyl (Vitamin A) Acetate, Vitamin K1,
calcium d-pantothenate, manganese sulfate,
d-biotin, chromium III chloride, copper sulphate,
cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), ergocalciferol
(vitamin d2), pyridoxine (vitamin b6) hydrochloride,
riboflavin (vitamin b2), thiamine (vitamin b1)), cocoa
powder, natural flavors, thickener: xanthan gum,
choline bitartrate, sweetener: sucralose.

MCT poeder (palmvrij),
erwteneiwitisolaat, acacia vezels, plantaardige
olie (lijnzaad), maltodextrine, vitamine &
mineralenblend (trikaliumcitraat, dicalciumfosfaat,
kaliumchloride, maltodextrine, magnesiumoxide,
di-kaliumfosfaat, natriumascorbaat (vitamine
C), ijzerpyrofosfaat, dl-alfa-tocoferylacetaat
(vitamine e), zinksulfaat, foliumzuur, kaliumjodide,
nicotinamide, natriummolybdaat, natirumseleniet,
retinylacetaat (vitamine a), vitamine K1, calciumd-
pantothenaat, mangaansulfaat, d-biotine,
chroom-III-chloride, kopersulfaat, cyanocobalamine
(vitamine b12), ergocalciferol (vitamine d2),
pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamine b6), riboflavine
(vitamine b2), thiamine (vitamine b1)), cacaopoeder,
natuurlijke aroma’s, verdikkingsmiddel:
xanthaangom, choline bitartrate, zoetstof: sucralose.

  per 100g per serving
Potassium (mg) 572 (28%) 400 (20%)
Chloride (mg) 229 (28%) 160 (20%)
Calcium (mg) 229 (28%) 160 (20%)
Phosphorus (mg) 199 (28%) 139 (20%)
Magnesium (mg) 107 (28%) 75 (20%)
Iron (mg) 4 (29%) 2.8 (20%)
Zinc (mg) 2.9 (29%) 2 (20%)
Copper (mg) 0.3 (29%) 0.2 (20%)
Manganese (mg) 0.6 (28%) 0.4 (20%)
Selenium (µg) 15.7 (28%) 11 (20%)
Chromium (µg) 11.4 (29%) 8 (20%)
Molybdenum (µg) 14.3 (28%) 10 (20%)
Iodine (µg) 43 (28%) 30 (20%)

So now there’s a new option, next to light, original or sports, you can now choose to go Keto. You could do this to try it once, or you integrate it in to a full keto diet. The keto shake is perfectly fit to replace your breakfast, given its energy source and vitamin/mineral source. Each shake gives you 20% of your daily amount of vitamins and minerals.

The keto shake is available in flavour for now (chocolate coconut), but when demand is high enough – we’ll definitely be expanding the flavours to a bigger extend!

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A few things you should know before starting your Keto diet!

Watch these things when you're starting Keto!

Starting a Keto diet or transferring to a Keto lifestyle can be challenging. One person handles it better than the other, which often has a lot to do with the way you currently live your life. It also has to do with the (positive or negative) influence of your surroundings and even with your aspirations as a master chef. Once you start changing your dietary patterns, there’s a few things you should keep an eye on.

1. The Keto Sickness; push through!

The Keto diet has many benefits, like weight loss, but also has downsides which you should prepare for. The ‘Keto Flu’ of Keto sickness! Briefly after starting your Keto journey, you’ll notice your body starts to change. You have to adjust to burning fats als primary source for energy, instead of carbohydrates (which used to be your main source of fuel). It depends on your body how heavily you’ll react to this change, but there is a chance you’ll get proper ill.

Primarily the first seven to ten days will wear you down the hardest. You might feel extremely tired, especially in the limbs. Things as simple as walking up the stairs will probably feel like too much effort. And then there’s the brain fog. Fun times? No! But, it’s just your body claiming its time that it needs to adjust to a different pace. Something your body is, biologically speaking, very good at – just not used to anymore: burning fats!

Very practical; do not plan too much “to-do’s”, and take it easy on exercising when starting with a Keto diet. Your body needs to rest whenever you can, just give it time. After that recovery, you’ll be astonished as to how much energy you have, as soon as the transformation is done.

2. Drink enough (water)

Once you start with keto, you’ll notice (especially in the beginning) a lot more toilet stops. Reason being is the decrease of carbohydrate storage in your body, which would previously require a lot of water. This is one of the reasons you lose a lot of weight in the beginning: you lose a lot of moisture. The ‘great start’ is however a great incentive to continue.

Prevent dehydration and make sure you at least drink 2 litres a day. Water is the purest source, but green tea, herbal tea, coffee or homemade vitamin water works well too. Just make sure you drink water next to your coffee.

3. Supplement with electrolytes

The moment you reach ketosis, your kidneys will excrete more water and more electrolytes. These minerals are highly important for a ton of bodily functions, such as: conduction of nerve impulses, moisture balancing or pulling and closing muscles altogether. Symptoms of a too low electrolyte presence are headaches, muscle aches (often in the calves) or a numb/tingling feeling in your limbs.

Which makes is extra important for you to keep track of your sodium and potassium intake, to make sure your body functions properly. This can easily be achieved by using tablet- or liquid-supplements. An alternative to this would be adding extra salt to your food or drinking a daily LoSalt mineral salt broth.

4. A bloodtest will give the best results

After a few weeks, you’re probably wondering; did I reach full ketosis or did I not? And if yes, how solid is my ketosis? There’s a few ways to determine if, and how well, your ketosis is. Ketones can be differentiated in to three different ones: acetone, beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate. They all have a different way of measuring the levels. Your three options are your breath, blood or urine.

Measuring through breath (acetone) can be done with the help of a ketone meter. This is a pretty reliable way to test your ketone levels.

The urine test is the last accurate of the three. You have to pee over a ‘keto-stick’ or you dip the stick into a jar of your urine. De difference in colour (from light pink to purple) tells you about the level of ketones in your body: the darker the colour, the higher the concentration of ketones is.

Measuring through means of blood is done with the help of a blood ketone meter, which in turn works the same as a glucose meter. Place a drop of blood on the measuring strip and within seconds you’ll see the amount of beta-hydroxybutyrate in your blood. This is the most reliable method, but a little more expensive than urine sampling.

Lots of work?

This might sounds as a lot of work and yes, in the beginning that might be the case. Experience teaches us that certain actions will be executed without thinking about it, once they are integrated in your habits. The measuring of your ketose values will become obsolete in the long run, by then you know how your body handles and reacts to it all. In short; push through the less fun stuff and soon you’ll profit from the benefits of your new Keto Lifestyle!

Maintaining a Keto diet and preparing the right meals can be tricky and time consuming. With Jake you can throw your worries out the window. Packed per meal, 100% vegan and a 30 days money-back guarantee.

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Vitamin B12 – Facts and fables

Vitamin B12 | Facts | Fables
Vitamin B12 is one of the most discussed vitamins. In this blog we clear things up for you by filtering the facts from the fables »

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is a much discussed topic among vitamins. You can find it in animal products like meats, fish, eggs and dairy products. That makes it an illustrious vitamin amongst vegetarians and vegans, because it’s a lot harder for them to maintain the required levels of the vitamin. However, B12 is getting more and more attention by everyone. We often get questions like “Can you get too much vitamin B12, is this really as healthy as people say and what’s the vitamin actually good for?”. With this blog we hope to clarify the mystery around this topic, by separating a few of the common facts and fables from all the information that’s available.

Fact: vitamin B12 helps prevent exhaustion

This is most definitely true! Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the process of creating red blood cells, which make sure oxygen travels well throughout your body. One of the most common phenomena for a B12 shortage is being tired. People who deal with a B12 shortage over a longer period of time, can also develop neurological complaints, like a tingling feeling in your hands and feet, concentration problems and forgetfulness. Another common phenomenon is being low in energy, or feeling down due to lack of vitamin B12. Furthermore, B12 helps your body by preventing anemia and helps in reinforcing your gums.

Fable: watching your B12 levels is only important to vegetarians and vegans

It’s a persistent fable that only vegetarians and vegans have to monitor their B12 levels. A lot of people think that their B12 levels are fine just because they eat meat once in a while. This is not always true. If you have diabetes or gastrointestinal abnormalities, you need extra B12. And for the regular drinkers among us, you probably could do with some supplemental B12 as well. As well as pregnant women: in order to proceed in a healthy pregnancy and to prevent any growth disorders for the baby.

Fact: Vitamin B12 is obtainable through different means, foods and vitamins pills

Vitamin B12 is often found in nature’s resources, but can also be found in man-made vitamin pills. Meats, fish, eggs and dairy products from cows, all contain B12. It’s also found in plant-based foods such as seaweed and algae, but this variation is ‘inactive’ and harder for your body to take in. That’s why plant-based vitamin B12 pills are often the outcome for vegetarians and vegans. This form of B12 is synthetical and there are no animals involved in the production process. Just like Jake’s products: the B12 in our shakes, soups and bars are completely plant-based!

Fable: I can consume as much B12 as I want

A vitamin B12 deficiency is harmful, just as a B12 surplus is too – concluded by researchers at the UMCG in Groningen. They stated that in certain circumstances “a higher risk of death for people with too much B12 in their blood” would not be strange. Despite the fact that this is about extreme and special cases, it’s still a smart move to make sure you get the right amount of vitamin B12. That’s why it’s best not to eat too much meat, fish, eggs or dairy – balance being the keyword here. If you want to supplement your vitamin B12 intake, make sure not to exceed the RDI (Recommended Daily Intake).

At Jake Food, we’ve decided to add a royal yet safe amount of B12 to our shakes. The amount of B12 in our shakes, varies from 35% to 50% of your RDI. Do you want to maintain your B12 levels easily and healthy? Then try one of our shakes – they even taste good. Care to try? Click here.