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Great Snacks for Keto Diet

Great Snacks for Keto Diet
September 24
20:08 2018

More and more people are turning to the ketogenic (keto) diet. Basically, it’s a diet that features low carbs and high fats. It sounds strange, but a number of studies have shown that the keto diet can help someone lose weight and improve their health. They have been shown to have benefits against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and possible Alzheimer’s disease.

I have to make a disclaimer here as so many diets and people talk about low carbs when in reality that’s NOT what they mean. Carbohydrates (carbs) can be divided into two basic categories – good and bad carbs.

Good carbs are those that take longer for the body to break down and utilize. The slower the breakdown, the more regulated the blood glucose level is and the better the body can utilize the nutrients. Good carbs include most vegetables and many fruits.

Bad carbs are those the breakdown quickly in the body, causing spikes in blood glucose and then resulting in drops in the blood glucose. These are your sugary and starchy foods like most breads, white potatoes, white rice, candy, cookies, ice cream, pastries, most fruit juices, soda and such. When people and diet plans talk about low carbs, what they really mean are low BAD carbs.

Saying that, the keto diet replaces the bad carbs with fat, causing the body to go into a state called ketosis (hence the name keto). This causes the body to burn more fat, drastically lower blood glucose and insulin levels.

There are 4 different keto diets:

  • Standard ketogenic diet (SKD):This is a very low-carb, moderate-protein and high-fat diet. It typically contains 75% fat, 20% protein and only 5% carbs.
  • Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD):This diet involves periods of higher-carb refeeds, such as 5 ketogenic days followed by 2 high-carb days.
  • Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD):This diet allows you to add carbs around workouts.
  • High-protein ketogenic diet:This is similar to a standard ketogenic diet, but includes more protein. The ratio is often 60% fat, 35% protein and 5% carbs.

The keto diet, like so many other diets, can leave one hungry and craving a snack, so what kind of snack can you and your kids eat while on the keto diet?

  • Noosh Keto Almond Butter – it’s a birthday cake flavored dairy, soy and gluten free food that can be used to dip fruit into.
  • Just the Cheese Bars – high in calcium, made from 100% Wisconsin cheese. A crunchy snack that kids especially will love.
  • Parmesan Cheese Crisps – a cheese crisp with great taste.
  • Raw Whole Almonds – almonds are known to contain healthy fatty acids. They make great snacks. Last longer if kept refrigerated.
  • Naturalissima Prosciutto Panino – a meat and cheese rollup.
  • String Cheese – usually found in cheddar, mozzarella or a combination of both.
  • Coconut Chips or Dried Coconut – nice sweet taste.
  • Mini Babybel Cheese – great for lunchboxes. Comes in several types of cheese.
  • Nut and/or Seed Butter – some brands made from almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds.
  • Peanut Butter – what American doesn’t like peanut butter?
  • Fat Snax Cookies – a healthy cookie, and who doesn’t like cookies.

Basically, anything that is nut, seed or cheese oriented is a great snack for those on the keto diet.

One warning about the keto diet if you are diabetic. While many sources say it helps diabetics, they also need to be warned to not let their blood glucose levels get too low. This can result in ketoacidosis which can have dire and even fatal consequences. Therefore, all things in moderation and keep a regular check on your blood glucose level.


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