High fat diet or ketogenic diet for Epilepsy (brain seizures)

A List of Ketogenic Foods 

Cheeses | Dairy | Dressings | Fats & Oils | Fish | Flours/Meals/Powders | Fowl | Fruits, low sugar | Fruits, moderate sugar | Meats | Nuts/Legumes | Seeds | Shell Fish | Vegetables, low sugar | Vegetables, moderate sugar |

Each entry is linked to nutritional data and colored according to a code (shown below).

♥ Green = Excellent: Low Carbohydrates, High Polyunsaturated Fats
♣ Blue = Excellent: Low Carbohydrates, High Saturated Fats
♦ Orange = Good: Low Carbohydrates, Low-Moderate Fats

The numbers on the side represent the macronutrient content per 100 grams in the following order:

grams of fat, grams of protein, grams of total carbohydrate / grams of fiber

Fats & Oils 

♥ Almond Butter
♥ Almond Oil
♥ Avocado Oil
♣ Butter
♥ Canola Oil  *
♣ Cocoa Butter
♣ Coconut Oil *****
♥ Fish Oil (cod liver)
♥ Flax Seed Oil
♥ Grape Seed Oil
♥ Hemp Seed Oil
♣ Lard
♥ Macadamia Oil  *****
♥ Mayonnaise
♥ Olive Oil
♣ Peanut Butter
 Peanut Oil
♥ Safflower Oil
♥ Sesame Oil
♥ Soybean Oil
♣ Sunflower Oil
♥ Sunflower Butter
♣ Vegetable Oil  *
♥ Walnut Oil

Fish 

♦ Anchovy  10, 29, 0/0
♦ Bass  5, 24, 0/0
♦ Burbot  1, 25, 0/0
♦ Carp  7, 23, 0/0
♥ Cavier  18, 25, 4/0
♦ Flounder  2, 24, 0/0
♦ Haddock  1, 24, 0/0
♦ Halibut  3, 27, 0/0
♥ Herring  12, 23, 0/0
♥ Mackerel  18, 24, 0/0 *
♥ Salmon  12, 22, 0/0
♥ Sardines  11, 25, 0/0
♦ Sole  2, 24, 0/0
♦ Trout  8, 27, 0/0
♦ Tuna  6, 30, 0/0
♦ Tuna (canned)  8, 29, 0/0

Flours/Meals/Powders 

◌ Acorn Flour
♥ Almond Flour *****
♥ Almond Meal
♥ Flax Seed Meal *****
♦ Protein Powder
♦ Psyllium Husk
◌ Sesame Seed Flour
♦ Splenda

Fowl 

♦ Chicken, Breast  8, 30, 0/0
♣ Chicken, Legs  13, 26, 0/0
♣ Chicken, Wings  19, 21, 0/0
♣ Duck  28, 19, 0/0
♣ Goose  22, 25, 0/0
♣ Quail  14, 25, 0/0
♦ Turkey, breast  7, 29, 0/0
♣ Turkey, ground  13, 27, 0/0
♣ Turkey, bacon  28, 30, 0/0

Fruits, low sugar/glycemic 

♥ Avocado  15, 2, 9/7
⊗ Blackberry  0, 1, 10/5
⊗ Cranberry  0, 0, 12/5
♦ Lemon  0, 1, 11/5
♦ Lime  0, 1, 11/3
◌ Olive, green  15, 1, 4/3
⊗ Raspberry  1, 1, 12/6
⊗ Rhubarb  0, 1, 5/2
⊗ Tomato  0, 1, 4/1

Fruits, moderate sugar/glycemic 

⊗ Apple  0, 1, 6/0
⊗ Strawberry  0, 1, 8/2
⊗ Watermelon  0, 1, 8/0

Meats 

♣ Beef, Ground, 70% lean  18, 26, 0/0
♣ Beef, Ground, 80% lean  17, 27, 0/0
♣ Beef, Ground, 90% lean  12, 28, 0/0
♣ Beef, Roast  17, 26, 0/0
♦ Veal  10, 30, 0/0
♦ Venison, Steak  2, 30, 0/0

Nuts/Legumes 

◌ Almonds  49, 21, 22/12
♥ Brazilnuts  66, 14, 12/8  *
♣ Cashews  44, 18, 33/3
∗ Coconut  33, 3, 15/9
♥ Hazelnuts  62, 15, 18/9
♣ Macadamias  76, 8, 14/9
◌ Peanuts  49, 26, 16/8
♥ Pecans  72, 9, 14/10 *
◌ Pistachios  44, 21, 28/10
♥ Walnuts  65, 15, 14/7

Seeds 

♥ Chia Seeds  31, 16, 44/38  
♥ Flax Seeds  42, 18, 29/27  *
♥ Hemp Seeds  45, 37, 7/3 
♥ Pumpkin Seeds  46, 25, 18/4
♥ Safflower Seeds  38, 16, 34/0
♥ Sesame Seeds  50, 18, 23/12
♥ Sunflower Seeds  50, 19, 24/11

Shell Fish 

♦ Clams  2, 26, 5/0
♦ Crabmeat  2, 19, 0/0
♦ Lobster  1, 21, 1/0
♦ Oysters  2, 7, 7/0
♦ Shrimp  1, 21, 0/0
♦ Squid  7, 18, 8/0

Vegetables, low sugar/glycemic 

♦ Arugula  1, 3, 4/2
♦ Asparagus  0, 2, 4/2
♦ Bok Choy  0, 1, 2/1
♦ Broccoli  0, 3, 6/2
♦ Broccoli Rabe  0, 3, 3/3  *
♦ Cabbage  0, 1, 6/3
♦ Cauliflower, raw  0, 2, 5/3 *
♦ Celery  0, 1, 3/2
♦ Chard  0, 2, 4/2
♦ Chicory Greens  0, 2, 5/4
♦ Cucumber  0, 1, 2/1
♦ Eggplant  0, 1, 3/3
♦ Endive  0, 1, 3/3
♦ Fennel bulb  0, 1, 7/3
♦ Garlic  0, 6, 33/2
♦ Green Bean  0, 2, 7/3
♦ Jalapeno  1, 1, 6/3
♦ Lettuce, Green Leaf  0, 1, 3/1
♦ Lettuce, Romaine  0, 1, 3/2
♦ Parsley  1, 3, 6/3
♦ Radish  0, 1, 3/2
♦ Spinach  0, 3, 4/2
♦ Soy Bean  9, 17, 10/6
♦ Zucchini  0, 1, 3/1

Vegetables, moderate sugar/glycemic 

♦ Artichoke  0, 3, 11/5
♦ Brussel Sprouts  0, 3, 9/4
⊗ Carrots, raw  0, 1, 8/3
⊗ Celeriac  0, 1, 9/2
♦ Kale  1, 3, 10/2
♦ Kohlrabi  0, 2, 6/4
♦ Mushrooms  0, 2, 5/2
♦ Okra  0, 2, 7/3
⊗ Onion  0, 1, 9/2
♦ Pepper, sweet, green  0, 1, 5/2
⊗ Pepper, sweet, red  0, 1, 6/2
♦ Pepper, hot, red  0, 2, 9/1
♦ Pepper, sweet, yellow  0, 1, 6/1
♦ Pumpkin  0, 1, 6/0
♦ Snow Pea  0, 3, 7/2
♦ Spaghetti Squash  1, 1, 7/0
⊗ Turnips  0, 1, 6/2

Source:

http://josepharcita.blogspot.com/2011/03/guide-to-ketosis.html#33MM

Side effects of drug for seizures

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • increased seizures;

  • fever, swollen glands, body aches, flu symptoms;

  • skin rash, easy bruising or bleeding, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;

  • upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

  • chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, feeling short of breath;

  • confusion, nausea and vomiting, swelling, rapid weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all;

  • new or worsening cough, fever, trouble breathing; or

  • rapid back and forth movement of your eyes.

Some side effects are more likely in children taking Gabapentin. Contact your doctor if the child taking this medication has any of the following side effects:

  • changes in behavior;
  • memory problems;
  • trouble concentrating; or
  • acting restless, hostile, or aggressive.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, tired feeling;
  • nausea, diarrhea, constipation;
  • blurred vision;
  • headache;
  • breast swelling;
  • dry mouth; or
  • loss of balance or coordination
Nutrients Depleted by Anti-convulsants/anti-seizures:

 

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