Heavy Cream & Keto ( Part One)

Heavy Cream  -v- Heavy WHIPPING Cream? 
 Heavy cream and heavy whipping cream are essentially the same thing, and both must contain at least 36% or more milk fatWhipping cream, or light whipping cream, is lighter (as you’d expect) and contains 30% to 35% milk fat. The difference is usually for culinary purposes, BUT very distinct when it comes to a clean, ketogenic lifestyle. 

Heavy  Cream
Heavy cream will whip better and hold it’s shape longer than whipping cream, therefore, it’s recommended more for piping, pastry fillings, and toppings.        In General, Heavy Cream does not contain any additives, making it the Warrior’s best choice for Keto Coffees, cooking, meals, and Fat Bombs
Heavy WHIPPING Cream
Whipping cream still whips well, but it has a lighter, more pillowy texture. It’s also more likely to lose its loft and become liquid again after time. In order to attain the pillowy texture, Additives are introduced into the heavy cream, some of which can have adverse effects to your overall health.


Common Additives in Heavy Whipping Cream:

(click on additive)
Gellan Gum

Gellan gum is a water soluble, high molecular weight polysaccharide gum that is produced through the fermentation of carbohydrates in algae by the bacterium Pseudomonas elodea. This fermented carbohydrate is purified with isopropyl alcohol, then dried and milled producing a powder. If I  HAD to, it would be the only additive I would accept.


Mono- and diglycerides help oil and water to blend. They  contain small amounts of trans fat. They’re classified as emulsifiers and not lipids, so the FDA ban doesn’t apply to them.  As trans fat is phased out, food companies may turn to mono- and diglycerides as low-cost alternatives. Don’t use anything with this stuff.

Polysorbate 80 is used as an emulsifier or defoamer in foods, vitamins, medicines, and vaccines. Manufacturers create the compound by combining sorbitol and oleic acid, which is derived from certain leafy plants. Together these ingredients act as a strong emulsifier, which means that they help liquids of different densities bind together and resist separation. 
Polysorbate 80 is a health risk- it allows toxins to enter the brain, and can cause infertility. REF

Don’t use anything with this stuff.


Advocates who insist that Carrageenan is dangerous usually point-out studies that  link it to:
  • Large bowel ulceration (RefAB)
  • Ulcerative colitis (RefC)
  • Fetal toxicity & birth defects (RefD)
  • Colorectal cancer (RefEFG)
  • Glucose intolerance and insulin resistance (RefH)
  • Inflammation (RefI)
  • Liver cancer (RefJ)
  • Immune suppression (RefK)
  • growth of abnormal glands, (before becoming colon polyps) (RefL)

Dr. J. Tobacman, MD,  at the U of Illinois, says that  the levels of carrageenan as and additive in food products is enough to cause inflammation; and are harmful .RefM

Individual complaints range from mild bloating to irritable bowel syndrome to severe inflammatory bowel disease. Many have have noticed that eliminating carrageenan from the diet leads to improvements in their GI health. RefN

Warriors Best-Bet Advice: 
Don’t use anything with this stuff.

DiSodium Phosphate

While the FDA considers it safe in moderate amounts, it is still best for your health to try to avoid it in your diet.

In 2012, a study was published declaring phosphates in general to be hazardous. The researchers suggested that all foods containing phosphates should be labeled as dangerous to public health. According to their research, accumulating phosphates in the body can cause organ calcification in people with renal failure, and even in people without kidney problems.

People with heart failure, cirrhosis or any other edema conditions should avoid disodium phosphate, as it may worsen the symptoms, according to MedlinePlus.

Conditions of concern include kidney disease, severe heart and lung disease, thyroid problems, liver disease and Addison’s disease.
Warrior Recommends:
Don’t use anything with this stuff.

Heavy Cream and Keto  ( Part Two)

( Finding the right Heavy Creams )

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