As another holiday season ends, a different sort of season comes along to replace it: the season of New Year’s Resolutions. Individual goals may ebb and flow over the years, but some resolutions have been known to stand the test of time. In 2021, Statista asked 1,500 people about their New Year’s Resolutions. Approximately 23% of participants stated their New Year’s Resolution was to live healthier, and 21% expressed a desire to lose weight. Working towards your health and wellness goals can be daunting, but one place to start is right in the kitchen. Whether you’re looking to make a lifestyle change or just taking a break from the leftover treats, catfish is the perfect protein for anyone looking to start 2023 with their health at the forefront.
What is Keto?
A survey conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) found that 52% of all Americans followed a diet in 2022 with 7% specifically following a keto or a similar diet. Simply put, the ketogenic (aka keto) diet emphasizes minimizing the consumption of carbohydrates in favor of foods with moderate protein and high-fat content. When done correctly, this allows the body to enter the metabolic state of ketosis. During optimal ketosis, the body burns fat for energy. The prospect of a diet that specifically targets the body’s fat has led many to give keto a try in recent years. According to the IFIC, some 23.2 million Americans followed this low-carb, high-protein model in 2021 alone.
Is Catfish Really Keto?
Any diet can be difficult to adhere to, especially when healthy options become bland or otherwise unappetizing. To avoid the monotony which leads to abandoned resolutions, integrating an interesting and versatile protein like catfish into your diet can keep you motivated and on track. Heartland Catfish is suitable for the keto diet among many others as our catfish fillets contain 8% of the average daily fat value and only 1% of the average daily carbohydrate total.
To learn how Heartland Catfish can be the basis of your next delicious and nutritious meal, click here to learn how to prepare our keto-friendly Basil Pesto Catfish with Cheesy Green Beans.