A real food approach to keto means understanding that ketosis is a metabolic state not a yes or no food list. It allows natural sweeteners that provide therapeutic value such as the raw unfiltered honey adding b-vitamins and immune support as well as starchy vegetables such as the pumpkin providing unique antioxidants, a rich source of vitamin A, and fiber. This pumpkin cream cheese recipe is a seasonal must-have in your Keto-as-Medicine journey as it provides that connection to holiday nostalgia while supporting your body’s low carb lifestyle and avoiding artificial ingredients and non-caloric sweeteners.
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