Mediterranean Keto (Keto Flex 12/3) Dietary Approach

The ‘Keto Diet’, as we know it, is successful in ensuring one enters ‘ketosis’; however it traditionally consists of too much protein, high amounts of inflammatory fat, insufficient fiber for gut health, and a low quantities of health-promoting phytonutrients found in plant foods. For this reason, we encourage individuals to incorporate key features of the ‘Mediterranean Diet’ and rather adopt the ‘Mediterranean Keto’ dietary approach in order to achieve health benefits associated with lower carb, and a higher fat intake.

 ‘Med Keto’ Dietary Approach and Brain Health

In 2013, there were an estimated 44.4 million people with dementia worldwide. The number is expected to increase to an estimated 75.6 million in 2030; and 135.5 million in 2050. According to South Africa, there are approximately 2.2 million people in SA with some form of dementia.

According to recent statistics, brain issues are on the rise. The characteristic brain changes seen in neurodegenerative diseases are likely related to dysfunctional brain insulin signaling and brain glucose metabolism. The ‘Med Keto’ dietary approach aims to improve brain healthy by promoting insulin sensitivity, improving blood sugar regulation, and reducing chronic inflammation in the body.

Who should consider the ‘Med Keto’ Dietary Approach?

This approach may be a suitable therapeutic diet for those with mood disorders, neurodegenerative disease, and pre-diabetes.

Your genes will indicate whether you are predisposed to the above, and whether you should the ‘Med Keto’ as a preventative tool.

Remember, it is always advisable to discuss your dietary and lifestyle changes with your health care practitioner, especially if you have any medical concerns.

See the snippet from our ‘Med Keto’ presentation with Stephanie Rouillard.

Disclaimer: This does not intend to treat or diagnose, but solely for educational purposes.


The ‘sweet tooth’ seems to come out of hiding over lockdown. Try these Blueberry Almond Muffins as a healthier sweet treat. This muffin is perfectly ‘Med Keto’ suitable!


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

Related Posts

Daily detox superfood smoothie

1 cup mixed  broccoli, rocket, radish microgreens, ½ cup baby spinach leaves ½ cup berries (raspberries/blueberries) 20g cashews, 20g almonds ½ avocado ½ lemon squeezed

Anti-inflammatory detox smoothie

1 cup broccoli, rocket, radish microgreens 100ml pomegranate juice extract – no sugar added 80 ml coconut water 30g cashews 100ml water Option: Can add

For a better healthier lifestyle, subscribe to our newsletter packed with healthy recipe ideas and tips from our experts.