I am currently on a medication for chronic migraine (Topiramate) that requires me to avoid ketosis. As an aside, one of the reasons I am going Paleo is to test the theory that grains may be causing my migraines, so I am hopeful that down the road I may be able to taper off and eliminate the Topiramate.
In the meantime, however, I am struggling to find enough carbohydrate to keep out of ketosis. Veggies just aren't very carb dense. Sweet potatoes work, but I'm looking for similar foods that have some calorie density to them.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
Sweet potatos. Yams. Squash. Pumpkin. Butternut squash. Carrots. Parsnips. Onions. Beets. Taro. Celeriac. Cassava or Manioc. Jerusalem-artichokes. Chinese waterchestnuts. Potatoes. Sweet corn.*
Sweet Chestnuts. Cashew nuts. Pistachio nuts.
Apple. Orange. Pear. Plantains. Bananas. Pineapple. Grapes. Blueberries. Cherries. Blackberries. Strawberries. Mango. Papaya. Prunes. Dates. Figs. Apricots. Avocado. etc.
Just a random list of possiblities in no particular order. I realise some are limited depending on where you live.
*A more debatable option.
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, and white rice are what I eat when I eat carbs. And berries, but I don't know how significant of a source that is.
ditto what daniel says but you could also play with all the hard squashes out there like pumpkin, pattypan squash, butternut squash, etc. Butternut squash is stupiddelicious.
Par boil sweet potatoes or yams, crush them in a pan with some heat, add butter, and rosemary/thyme and a small amount of cinnamon.
Love pan roasting some sort of squash face down in a little butter/lard and then flipping over to crisp up a bit.
Also, if you have chronic migraine's your very likely to be extremely deficient in magnesium.
Read this paper.
Sweet potatoes, rice, berries, squash are all good options.
I'd also suggest: avocados, nuts and dairy.
Add some berries, too. Lots of nutrients, antioxidants, and carbs in the form of sugar.