Low carb and high fats are the essentials for a successful keto diet. But does this mean you have to go without pasta?
This is a great healthy swap for anyone following a keto diet.
There are also a number of great health benefits to spaghetti squash below -- more great reasons to make this tasty healthy keto dinner asap!
Let's get started!
Here's how to make this delicious, keto-friendly spaghetti squash.
If you find it easier to watch, here’s a video on how to make this healthy keto spaghetti squash:
Besides being low-calorie and low-carb, spaghetti squash has loads of other healthy benefits as well.
Spaghetti Squash is Packed with Vitamins & Minerals
Spaghetti squash delivers potent amounts of fiber and vitamins C and A to your body, which can all support muscle-growth. It's also rich in B vitamins riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin. These vitamins help to promote optimal cellular function in the body.
Potassium, a mineral that maintains proper muscle and nerve function. This is also present in spaghetti squash, making it helpful for bodybuilding guys and gals.
Great Source of Fiber
The American Heart Association says consuming fiber on a regular basis improves health by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and lowering cholesterol. Spaghetti squash contains a fair amount of fiber, with 2.2 g, or 9 percent of the RDI, per 1-cup serving. Fiber may also help in weight reduction as it makes you feel fuller longer.
Omega 3 + Omega 6 Fats
Another reason to consume spaghetti squash is for its omega-3 and omega-6 fats content. Omega 3 fats are associated with the prevention of inflammation, which may cause heart disease, arthritis, and certain types of cancer. Omega 6 fats are also linked to proper brain function. It is critical to maintain the ideal 1:1 ratio of these fats to help keep you sharp for exercising.
This healthy spaghetti squash recipe is a great alternative to a well-known Italian favorite. If you love pasta and on a ketogenic diet, now you don’t have to choose between the two of them.
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