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Getting enough fibre on a keto diet

Q I’ve heard new research says fibre decreases early deaths. I’ve been following a ketogenic diet so I eat very little in the way of carbs but, surely, I must get fibre from the low-carb vegetables, fruit and nuts I eat. Do you think I would get enough fibre?

A It’s unlikely, but not impossible.

You’re referring to a World Health Organization study by researchers from Otago University released in January 2019. It’s an important study as it pulls together nearly 40 years of research and the results are compelling.

Comparing the highest fibre eaters with the lowest fibre eaters, the study found a 15 per cent to 30 per cent decrease in deaths and occurrence of coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer. The researchers recommend at least 25g-29g fibre each day, saying 30g or more would be even better. Basically, the lower the fibre, the worse the outcomes.

Low-carb fibre intake

On a very-low-carb diet, you’re likely not getting anywhere near 25g-29g fibre a day. To be fair, neither are the majority of Kiwis.

On average, we get around 20g. A 2017 master’s thesis from the UK investigated 40 people following very-low-carb diets and found they had an average fibre intake of around 12g a day. In a US trial, where over 70 people were encouraged to eat a low-carbohydrate diet but were eating around 90g-100g of carbs a day, their fibre intake averaged around 16g.

On a ketogenic diet, you’re encouraged to severely limit carbohydrate intake (usually to less than 10 per cent of energy intake, or 50g a day). Starchy fruit and vegetables, cereals and processed or sugary carbs are out, replaced with low-carb vegetables and fruit, nuts and seeds along with a focus on more protein and fat.

Downside of cutting foods out

While we applaud the limit on sugary and processed foods, it’s a shame about the fibre-rich whole grains and legumes. (And don’t start me on the sat fat.) There’s no cold potatoes or pasta either, both sources of resistant starch, a type of fibre we could do with more of. Just to be clear, fibre is a subset of the carbohydrate group, so the high amounts of protein foods and fats are of no help here.

Focus on fibre

To get enough fibre on a keto diet you’d need to concentrate. It’s certainly easier to get enough fibre when you can include more high-fibre carbs in your day. I analysed some keto menu plans I found online and they were pretty low in fibre. But if I upped the fibre with a good amount of nuts, seeds, chia seeds and plenty of vegetables (which these plans seemed disappointingly low on), I could get to the 25g-29g target.

Variety matters

The problem was the narrowed variety of fibre. The WHO study included fibre from all of these sources as well as grains, legumes and potatoes, so we don’t know what impact removing those could have. While our gut microbiome, which relies on this fibre for its health, loves variety, perhaps just getting enough is a good start.

All You Need to Know About Carbs on a Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet

Does Our Body Need Carbs?

It’s a common misconception that our body — especially our brain — needs carbs. In fact, the brain can either use glucose or ketones. When you restrict the intake of carbohydrates, your body will switch to using ketone bodies instead of using glucose. Not only that, ketones are a better fuel for our body and brain than glucose, even for highly active individuals. Once you get keto-adapted (3-4 weeks), you will experience improved energy levels. Although a small amount of glucose is still needed, our body can produce glucose on demand via gluconeogenesis.

Dr Volek and Dr Phinney, The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance (2012):
“Ketone bodies are an important lipid-based fuel, especially for the brain, when dietary carbohydrates are restricted.

It has been estimated that about 200 grams of glucose can be generated daily just from protein (Dr Briffa, Escape the Diet Trap, 2012). Our body needs some glucose (for the red blood cells and portions of the brain and kidney that can’t use ketones) but according to Dr Volek, it’s a very small amount. As I said in my post here, there is no need for everybody to follow a very low-carb / “zero-carb” diet and you may need to adjust the level of carbs to fit your needs.

Types of Carbs in Ketogenic Diets

Generally, you should avoid any sugary or starchy foods. The best measure to represent “good” and “bad” carbohydrates is their Glycemic Load (GL), which measures how much insulin will be released by your body for a given food measured in standard portions. This is different to Glycemic Index (GI), which doesn’t take the serving size into account. As a result, some foods with a high GI could have a modest GL. Therefore, Glycemic Load is recommended as the best measure for carbs. Most of your carbs should come from non-starchy vegetables (leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, etc.) and nuts.

One of the exceptions where high GI/GL food is recommended is on Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD).

According to Lyle McDonald in his book “The Ketogenic Diet”:

“Although experimentation is encouraged, most individuals find that 25-50 grams of carbohydrates taken thirty minutes before a workout enhance performance. The type of carbohydrate consumed pre-workout is not critical and individuals are encouraged to experiment with different types of carbs. Most seem to prefer easily digestible carbohydrates, either liquids or high Glycemic Index (GI) candies to avoid problems with stomach upset during training. A wide variety of foods have been used prior to workouts: glucose polymers, Sweet Tarts, bagels, and food bars; all result in improved performance.”

Total Carbs vs Net Carbs

A frequent question amongst low-carb dieters is: Should fiber be included when counting carbs?

Let’s look at the evidence: Although some soluble fiber may be absorbed, humans don’t have the enzymes that could digest most fiber and derive any calories from it. As a result, fiber does not significantly affect blood sugar and ketosis. In general, you can either aim for 20-25 grams of net carbs or ~ 50 grams of total carbs as recommended by Dr. Steve Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek.

When fiber is not included, the derived carbohydrate values are known as net carbs. Using net carbs reduces the impact of high-fiber foods (vegetables, nuts, etc.) and you can include them in your diet. This turns out to be an argument against those that criticize low-carb diets for the lack of fiber. It’s important to stress that fiber doesn’t negate carbs – it’s simply not counted; so mixing flax meal into a bowl of pasta won’t work! You can read more about total vs net carbs in my post here.

Here is the catch: When it comes to food labeling, in countries like US and Canada, carbohydrate values also include fiber (i.e. total carbs). These countries use the indirect method of calculating carbs which means that carbs are calculated “by difference” after they measure protein, fat, water and ash per 100 grams. To get the value for net carbs, you will need to subtract fiber from total carbs. However, this food labeling doesn’t apply universally. In other places like Europe, Australia and Oceania, it’s common to exclude fiber. They use the direct method of calculating carbs, and therefore “carbs” on food labels refer to net carbs. Keep in mind it doesn’t matter where a certain product is sold but where it’s imported from.

How can you be absolutely certain about the number of net carbs? Here are 3 simple rules to follow:

  • total carbs can never be lower than fiber
  • total carbs minus fiber can never be less than sugar (net carbs = sucrose + lactose + other sugars + starch)
  • total kcal = calories from fat + calories from protein + calories from carbs (without fiber)

Thankfully, you don’t need to do the math yourself. You can use this Hidden Carbs Calculator to find out.

How Many Carbs Per Meal to Avoid Blood sugar Spikes?

We are all different and what is too much for you, may not be for someone else. The best way to find out is to monitor how you feel. If you feel tired and sleepy after a meal, you likely had too many carbs and are experiencing the effects of elevated blood sugar and insulin: an increase in neurohormones that cause drowsiness. The trouble is that with elevated blood sugar, you will soon become hungry and eat more than usual. Unless you eat extra carbs as part of TKD, you should avoid eating too many carbs. Some people can’t eat more than 10 grams of net carbs per meal, while others don’t experience any significant insulin spikes at a much higher level such as 50 grams of net carbs.

My personal carb tolerance is quite high but I avoid using certain foods such as tropical fruit and even some low-carb sweeteners like Xylitol. Apart from potentially causing terrible digestive issues, Xylitol is not zero-carb and may affect your blood sugar. I prefer to use Erythritol or stevia which have very few carbs. Having said that, not all people have issues with Xylitol. For more about sweeteners, check out my post Complete Guide to Sweeteners on a low-carb Ketogenic Diet.

“Zero-carb” Products and Marketing Tricks

Some brands of low-carb foods use misleading labels such as, “carbs-free”, “low-carb” or “zero-carb”. You have to be extra careful when buying products like that. Apart from pure fat and meat, there is nothing truly zero-carb. It’s not a secret that Atkins products and many others use effective and deceptive marketing tricks. Their products often contain sorbitol, maltitol and other types of sugar alcohols that are associated with insulin spikes and raised blood sugar levels. The paradox here is that even Dr. Atkins in his 1999 edition of “New Diet Revolution”, said that “Sweeteners such as sorbitol, mannitol and other hexitols (sugar alcohols) are not allowed.”

According to Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt (also known as Diet Doctor), there are more than just Atkins Fairy Tale Cookies to avoid: Julian’s Bakery Bread and Dreamfields Low-carb Pasta can be added to the list.

In summary, make sure you always opt for real unprocessed food and avoid prepared meals full of additives and deceptive labelling.

Carbs Before or After Exercise?

If you are physically active, you can try TKD (Targeted Ketogenic Diet) and have small snacks before your workouts. If you are doing lower intensity activity such as walking or light cycling, you won’t probably need any pre-workout meal. While carbs (or even coconut oil) before exercise can improve your performance, carbs after exercise have a different effect.

Whether or not you eat carbs after exercise depends on your goals:

Weight Loss

If you want to lose body fat, you should avoid post-workout carbs. You probably have enough fat tissue for energy. Losing fat may be difficult even on a low-carb ketogenic diet. Check out my post here: Not Losing Weight on Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet? Don’t Give Up and Read Further

Weight Maintenance

If you want to maintain your weight, you won’t need any post-workout carbs unless you did a really intense exercise for an extended period of time.

Weight Gain

If you want to gain weight (muscles) or you are a bodybuilder, you can either follow a standard keto diet or add post-workout carbs. You can try pumpkin, sweet potato, root vegetables, berries, banana, etc. You can find more about CKD (Cyclic Ketogenic Diet) here.

The effect of eating carbs strategically is simple. Any carbs consumed raise your insulin level which normally leads to increased energy levels or storing fat. Here is a short video in which Jennifer Elliott, an Australian dietitian, explains such effects of insulin. However, post-workout carbs may have an anabolic effect and stimulate muscle growth (depending on the workout and intensity). This doesn’t mean that you need to eat carbs if you want to gain muscle. Unless you aim for a significant muscle gain, post-workout carbs are not needed.

You can read even more about carbs and exercise nutrition in this post: Ketogenic Nutrition and Exercise: Carbs

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15 Low-Carb, High-Fiber Foods That Won’t Kick You Out Of Ketosis

The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that is said to be able to help you lose weight and improve your health. However, there are many aspects to the keto diet that can make it difficult for some people to follow. One of these is that you may not get enough fiber, a nutrient that is often found in carbohydrate-dense foods.

Fortunately, there are plenty of high-fiber foods on keto that will help you meet your needs and stay on track with this popular diet plan. This article will tell you about fiber, why it’s important to get enough of it on this type of diet, and which are the best high-fiber foods for ketosis. 

What Is Dietary Fiber?

In short, fiber is the indigestible part of plants that your body can’t break down. You need a certain level of fiber in your diet to help you maintain a healthy gut and promote good digestive health (5). Fiber comes in two forms: soluble and insoluble.

Soluble Fiber 

Soluble fiber dissolves easily in water, forming a sticky goo that “attracts” bile acids as well as cholesterol molecules (5). This allows them to be eliminated from the body rather than absorbed into the bloodstream. Soluble fiber moves slowly through the digestive tract, making you feel fuller for longer, which can help with weight management. It also slows down the rate of carbohydrate absorption into the bloodstream, which can help manage blood glucose levels if you have diabetes.

Fiber is also helpful for people with digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diverticulitis because it softens stool and makes passage easier (5).

Insoluble Fiber

Insoluble fiber passes through your system quickly, literally pushing things through your digestive tract. This type of fiber is thought to help protect against colon cancer by speeding up the movement of stool out of the colon so that it has less time to be exposed to toxins while in transit. Insoluble fiber may also play a role in fighting off bacterial infections because it can help clean out your system (5).

Read More: High Fiber Foods For Weight Loss: 9 Things You Should Eat While Trying To Lose Weight

Why Is Fiber Necessary On The Keto Diet?

On a keto diet, you’re eating a lot of protein and fat but very little carbohydrate. Unfortunately, many high-fat ketogenic diets don’t contain enough fiber to meet your body’s needs. As a result, you could become constipated or have other digestive issues as well as feel tired from lack of energy (7). 

The Best High Fiber Foods For Your Keto Diet Plan

If you’re interested in getting more dietary fiber on a keto plan, there are plenty of foods that you can eat. This means that there’s no need to suffer through constipation or digestive issues on your way to weight loss and better health, as long as you know what high-fiber keto foods are out there! 

Here are some of the best options:

Avocado 

This creamy fruit contains nearly 6.7g of fiber per 100g, making it one of the highest keto sources you’ll find. It’s also rich in potassium and vitamin C, which can help lower blood pressure and protect against heart disease (1). 

Nuts

The fat content of nuts makes them a great addition to a keto diet. However, they are also an excellent source of healthy fats, along with 19. 6g of protein, not to mention 7.6g of fiber per 100 g (13). 

Some delicious nuts to eat are macadamia nuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios, and pine nuts. You can use these as toppings or snacks.

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Cruciferous Vegetables 

These vegetables are a great source of calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and beta-carotene, but they also provide a huge dose of dietary fiber (8). Broccoli is one of the best sources with 1.14g in a half-cup, while cauliflower has 1.1g per half-cup (3, 4). 

Leafy Greens 

If you’re ready to take your green game to another level, consider spinach or kale, which both contain four or more grams of fiber per serving (9). These vegetables can be eaten as a side to a meal or blended to make powerful green smoothies for breakfast. 

Low-Carb Berries

Fruit usually isn’t a great fit for a ketogenic diet because most types are high in carbs. Berries are a delicious exception that can be enjoyed in small amounts occasionally, even on a strict keto diet. They provide a good serving of fiber, usually 3-4g per half cup, and contain antioxidants that fight cancer (6). Blackberries and raspberries have fewer carbs than other berries, making them ideal keto foods high in fiber but low in carbs. 

Beans & Lentils

When you hear the word “legumes” think of beans, lentils, peas, chickpeas, among others, they all contribute to your daily dose of fiber if you can work them into your daily carb allowance. If you want to make them taste great on a keto diet plan or higher fat meal plan, consider roasting or pan-frying them first for umami flavor. These are also high in protein and high in calcium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin C. Beans have about 15g of fiber per cup, while lentils have 20.5g per cooked cup (2, 10).

Chia Seeds 

These tiny seeds are loaded with fiber. They also provide calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin C. Chia seeds can be added to baked goods or smoothies for amazing nutritional value in small amounts. You’ll get 34.4g of fiber from 100g of chia seeds (14). 

Flax Seeds   

Flax seeds are another source of fiber that provides some protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also high in manganese but be warned that they shouldn’t be eaten raw because they can cause gas if not soaked for a few hours first (you’ll get more fiber from grinding them into flour). One tablespoon provides 1.91g of fiber (15).

Read More: Too Much Fiber In Diet? Here Is What You Need To Know To Get Rid Of The Discomfort

Wheat Bran  

You’ll be getting 10g of fiber in less than half a cup of wheat bran (16). This is important to consider because it can fill you up quickly and contribute to weight loss without the need for counting calories or restricting yourself from carbs.

Raw Coconut 

If you’re really looking for something filling that will help reduce hunger cravings while giving your body what it needs nutritionally, you should go for a raw coconut! It provides 9g of dietary fiber per 100g, which means you can eat more if needed without worrying about taking in too many carbs (12). 

Mushrooms 

This is another surprising source of fiber with up to 5g per cup. Mushrooms are also high in selenium, which is great for the thyroid, and they contain an enzyme called ergothioneine that may benefit people who suffer from cancer or heart disease (11).

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Tips For Getting More Fiber On Keto

Now that you know what high fiber foods are keto-friendly, here are some easy ways to ensure your meals have enough of these nutrients.  

Eat More Salads 

Eating a salad doesn’t have to leave you starving all day. While on the keto salad, a refreshing salad is a great way of filling up your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. Plus, using high fiber ingredients means you’ll be full for long, this can contribute significantly to your weight loss efforts. 

High Fiber Toppings 

Toppings are a great way of improving the flavor, texture, and health benefits of any meal. This includes salads, meats, desserts, dips- you name it! And do keep in mind that there’s no need to restrict yourself to eating fiber-rich foods only when they provide several grams per serving size. 

Eat More Puddings  

If you love pudding on keto but feel like you need an extra dose of fiber to avoid feeling hungry all day long, consider adding some high fiber ingredients such as chia seeds or flaxseed. You can also add creamed coconut on top since it’s high in fat and low in carbs, so this will keep your belly full and happy.  

High Fiber Dressings And Dips 

If you love salad dressing or dips, consider using high-fiber ingredients such as whole chia seeds or flaxseed to increase the flavor and health benefits. Combined with a high-fat ingredient, a dip can easily become the highlight of your meal. Some ingredients to blend for tasty dressings and dips include herbs & spices, garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, full-fat yogurt, and high-quality oils.

The Bottom Line

The keto diet can be challenging when you’re looking for low-to-no carb foods that don’t compromise dietary fiber. However, by including these high fiber, low carb keto foods into your weekly diet plan, you’ll get a good amount of soluble and insoluble fiber without worrying about going over your daily carbohydrate limit or taking in too many grams of sugar. This list could help you achieve weight loss even faster.

DISCLAIMER:

This article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional advice or help and should not be relied on to make decisions of any kind. Any action you take upon the information presented in this article is strictly at your own risk and responsibility!

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  2. Beans, black, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt (2019, usda.gov)
  3. Broccoli, raw (2019, usda.gov)
  4. Cauliflower, raw (2020, usda.gov)
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  6. Enjoy the Health Benefits of Berries (2020, aicr.org)
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  9. Kale, raw (2019, usda.gov)
  10. Lentils, raw (2019, usda.gov)
  11. Mushrooms and Health Summit Proceedings (2014, nih. gov)
  12. Nuts, coconut meat, raw (2019, usda.gov)
  13. Nuts, NFS (2020, usda.gov)
  14. Seeds, chia seeds, dried (2019, usda.gov)
  15. Seeds, flaxseed (2019, usda.gov)
  16. Wheat bran, crude (2019, usda.gov)

The Keto Diet: Does it Provide Enough Fiber?

While nutritionists have been calling us to the fiber bandwagon for decades, do we get enough? Low-carbohydrate keto diets eliminate most forms of sugar, but they also limit fiber-rich foods such as fruits, grains, and legumes. But it’s not just keto dieters who may need to increase their fiber intake; according to the University of California San Francisco Health Center, most adults require 25 to 30 grams of fiber a day, but Americans average only about 15 grams per day.

The benefits of a fiber-rich diet are almost too numerous to list, but an article in the academic journal Nutrients tells us, “Studies indicate that intake of dietary fiber is inversely related to obesity, type two diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. ” This means that the higher the fiber intake, the lower the risk of common first-world diseases.

Studies indicate that the higher our fiber intake, the lower our risk of common first-world diseases.

Types of Fiber

In the broadest terms, there are two types of fiber:

  • Soluble fiber, found in oat bran, legumes, seeds, nuts, psyllium (the husk from the seeds of the Plantago plant), and chia seeds. Soluble fibers become gel-like in the gut, slowing digestion and fat absorption. Research shows that soluble fibers contribute to reduced cholesterol levels, stabilizing blood sugar, and a healthy gut biome, or environment, for beneficial probiotic bacteria. This supports immune function, as the intestinal tract is home to 75 percent of the immune system.
  • Insoluble fiber is found in plants and whole grains. This indigestible fiber has a healthy “sweeping” action in the gastrointestinal tract which keeps the internal plumbing clean and debris-free. Insoluble fiber reduces constipation and bowel blockages and also reduces the risk of diverticulitis, an inflammation of the gut caused by trapped food particles.

Benefits of the Keto Diet

Medical News Today reports that the low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet has several confirmed benefits — the body learns to burn fat as energy rather than carbs causing a reduction of stored body fat. This leads to weight loss. 

Many modern diseases have been linked to chronic inflammation, from cancer, to diabetes, to heart disease. When we eliminate processed and refined carbohydrates and sugars by using a keto protocol, we reduce inflammation — especially chronic, long-term inflammation. According to the virtahealth.com website, “Nutritional ketosis has emerged as a potent modulator of inflammation. Unlike drugs that target just one aspect of the body’s immune response, keto-immuno-modulation (KIM) seems to work to evenly balance the anti-inflammatory effect in a safe, sustainable, and surprisingly potent way.

Studies indicate that a ketogenic diet also has a “neuroprotective capacity,” meaning that it may offer protection from neuro-diseases such as Alzheimer’s as well as improve recovery from brain injuries. 

Additional research shows that the keto diet may improve Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) a frustrating disorder experienced by women of reproductive age. PCOS is associated with hormonal imbalances — a 24-day pilot study reported that “A low carbohydrate ketogenic diet led to significant improvement in weight, percent free testosterone, LH/FSH ratio, and fasting insulin in women with obesity and PCOS.”

The Ketogenic Diet: Halfway there

Experts emphasize the benefits of the “macros” of the ketogenic diet; an optimal combination of carbohydrates, fat, and protein. But it seems logical that the keto diet’s complete departure from processed foods laden with bulk sweeteners (high fructose corn syrup, processed sugars, fructose, etc.) and refined carbohydrates (mass-produced processed foods, fast foods, refined flours, etc. ) contribute significantly to the known keto benefits such as reduced inflammation and healthy hormonal balance. 

But for many, when carbs are eliminated, constipation becomes a concern. It takes time for the digestive tract to shift from processing carbohydrates to metabolizing fats for energy. This may slow elimination. Even vegan and vegetarian versions of the keto diet, heavily reliant on plant-based fats such as coconut, nut, seed, and olive oils, may fall short on providing enough fiber due to the absence of grains and most fruits. 

Bringing Back the Fiber

Vegan, vegetarian, and meat-eating keto dieters can integrate healthy soluble and insoluble fiber by eating fresh foods like avocados and taking superfood supplements like Moringa without adding unwanted carbohydrates. Healthy elimination can reduce the adjustment period the body needs while switching from carb to fat-burning, and fiber supplementation brings the best of both worlds — all the known benefits of nutritional ketosis combined with the proven value of dietary fiber.  

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Five Low-Carb Fiber Options

  1. Chia Seeds: With 10 grams of fiber and two net carbs per ounce, chia seeds provide omega-3 fats (good) and soluble fiber. The omega-3 fatty acids deliver calcium, potassium and magnesium and chia is also a good protein source. Keto chia pudding is a popular breakfast option for many on a low-carb protocol.
  2. Psyllium: The outer layers of plantago seeds, called ‘psyllium,’ are a brilliant fiber option as they are rich in both soluble and insoluble fibers — be sure to drink plenty of water, as this fiber is “hygroscopic,” meaning it absorbs liquids like crazy.

    Psyllium can be added to low-carb smoothies and shakes, and is used in low-carb baking recipes. Organic psyllium is the best possible choice; Organic India’s Whole Husk Psyllium is certified 100% USDA Organic, and free of additives or fillers.

    While the popular fiber supplement Metamucil is a psyllium-based product, the standard formulation lists sugar as its first ingredient. Health blogger Meghan Telpner breaks down the many additives used in Metamucil, including maltodextrin, artificial orange flavor, aspartame, and Yellow dye #6. She says, “If you want to up your fiber, tonify the large intestine, rebalance gut microflora, then by all means, please invite psyllium to the party. Just leave out all the extra garbage.”

  3. Avocados: Think of this creamy green fruit as a superfood. A medium avocado contains 26 percent of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin K, and is also rich in Vitamins E, B6, B5, C, as well as potassium — more than bananas. Full of heart-friendly monounsaturated oleic fatty acid, avocado oil rivals olive oil for healthy fats. Oleic acid has been linked to reduced inflammation as well.

    But here’s the fiber payoff — a 100-gram, or 3.5 ounce serving of avocado has seven grams of fiber — 25 percent soluble, 75 percent insoluble. In addition, avocado’s plant fats increase the absorption of antioxidants and fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E and K) by up to 15 times.

  4. Leafy Greens and Vegetables: A no-brainer. A cup of broccoli has four grams net carbs and four grams of fiber. Asparagus comes in at four grams net carbs and four grams of fiber per cup as well. Cauliflower has five grams of carbs per cup, but since three grams are fiber, the net carbs drop to two grams. A cup of cabbage has three grams of fiber and only two grams of carbs.

    In the leafy greens category, collard greens come in with a whopping eight grams of fiber per cup (cooked) with only 2.6 grams of carbohydrates. Swiss chard, spinach, and beet greens all deliver about four grams of fiber per cup with a maximum of two grams of carbohydrate.

  5. Nuts and Seeds: Whole roasted pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are high in protein, good fats, zinc, copper and magnesium but also pack three grams of fiber and one gram of net carbs per ounce. Throw them onto those leafy green salads. Sunflower seeds have two grams of fiber for every four grams of net carbs.

    Pecans are a low-carb nut option — a one-ounce serving has 3 grams of fiber and only 1 gram of net carbs. Macadamia nuts are high in good fats (21 grams per ounce) and have two grams each of fiber and net carbs per ounce. And pine nuts have one gram of fiber for every three grams of net carbs.

A little smart planning with an eye to bringing a variety of fiber-rich foods into a keto protocol can deliver the best of both worlds — plenty of daily fiber combined with the fat-burning, anti-inflammatory benefits of a ketogenic diet. Bon appetit!

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10 Healthy and High-Fiber Foods That Are Also Low Carb

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“Eat more fiber” is a common piece of advice for people who want to improve their nutrition habits. But when you’re following a low-carb eating plan, getting your daily dose of fiber can be easier said than done.

Fiber and carbohydrates often go hand-in-hand, but even if you’re following a nutrition plan that has you watching your carbs, you still have plenty of high-fiber foods available to you. Keep reading to learn more about what dietary fiber is, why it’s an important part of a healthy diet, and how you can meet your daily fiber goals without going over your carb limit.

What Is Fiber?

Dietary fiber is the indigestible part of plant foods. It passes through your body instead of being absorbed. Dietary fiber is technically a carbohydrate, but since your body can’t break it down, fiber doesn’t count towards your daily carb total.

Fiber is not found in animal source foods like meat and cheese. This can be a problem for people who are eating low-carb, especially because many high-fiber foods — such as beans, whole grains, and fruit — are loaded with carbohydrates. But it’s still important for people on a low-carb diet to work high-fiber foods into their meals. Here’s why.

Why Eating High-Fiber Foods Matters

Fiber is not technically considered an essential nutrient. Your body doesn’t absorb it, so you can’t go into a state of fiber deficiency. But if you don’t eat enough fiber on a daily basis, you can still develop health problems. Most people know that fiber helps with constipation (and that in itself is a good enough reason to eat it), but you can also reduce your risk of more serious problems simply by eating enough fiber.

Fiber is known for helping people reach and maintain a healthy weight, which cuts down on the risk of all kinds of health complications. This is because fiber is filling — it absorbs water and takes up space in the stomach. If you want to lose a few pounds without feeling hungry all the time, fiber-rich foods are your friend.

Fiber also slows down your body’s absorption of digestible carbohydrates, which keeps your blood sugar levels stable. This, in turn, reduces your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Most people on a low-carb eating plan don’t have to worry about their blood sugar spiking, but if you’re still in the process of reducing your carb intake, high-fiber foods can help you avoid the mood swings and energy crashes that come with dips in your blood sugar levels.

Fiber is also great for gut health. It reduces your risk of developing colorectal cancer, and it’s a food source for the good bacteria in your gut. As fiber ferments in your digestive tract, the friendly bacteria in your gut eat it. They then produce compounds called short chain fatty acids, which protect the lining of your colon. Researchers have found that short chain fatty acids reduce your risk of developing many inflammatory diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and heart disease.

The Institute of Medicine recommends women aim to get 25 grams of fiber every day, while men should aim for around 38 grams. If you’re currently eating a low-fiber diet — i.e. a diet without many green vegetables or other foods on this list — work your way up to this goal gradually. Increase your daily fiber intake by several grams (about the equivalent of a handful of almonds) a week. Your body needs time to get used to the extra fiber, or you might end up feeling bloated and uncomfortable. In addition, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water every day to prevent constipation.

So, if you’re eating low carb, what are the best high-fiber foods for you?

1. Leafy Greens

Veggies should be a major component of any low-carb diet, and leafy greens are among the best choices you can make. They’re low in calories, packed with nutrition, and endlessly versatile. There are so many varieties of leafy greens that you’re sure to find one you like. Collard greens, mustard greens, and turnip greens all boast 5 grams of fiber per cooked cup. Kale, spinach, and chard are also great sources.

Try our recipe for Spicy Kale and Cauliflower Rice.

2. Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds deliver a big dose of fiber in a small package. Two tablespoons of ground flaxseeds provide 2 grams of dietary fiber for only 37 calories. Flaxseeds are also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Make sure you grind your flaxseeds before eating them so your body can access the nutrients inside them, and avoid eating more than five tablespoons of raw flaxseeds a day — they can be toxic in large doses.

3. Cabbage

Cabbage may not be the most glamorous veggie out there, but when it comes to boosting your fiber intake and adding healthy bulk to a meal, it’s hard to beat. One cup of raw, chopped cabbage contains 2.2 grams of fiber for 22 calories. You’ll also get a healthy dose of vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate.

4. Coconut

Coconut, which can technically be considered a fruit, a nut, and a seed, is a great low-carb source of fiber. One cup of raw coconut meat contains an impressive 7.2 grams of fiber. And if you like to bake, coconut flour is a guilt-free alternative to traditional wheat flours — it packs 5 grams of fiber per tablespoon.

Try our recipe for Blueberry Coconut Muffins.

5. Chia Seeds

Like flaxseeds, chia seeds are small, easy to add to other foods, and rich in fiber. An ounce of chia seeds (about two tablespoons) contains 11 grams of fiber, as well as 4 grams of protein and 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids — all for 137 calories.

Try our recipe for Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding.

6. Avocado

Yet another reason to love avocado: it’s full of fiber. One medium-sized avocado (or one cup of cubed avocado) contains ten grams of fiber. Avocados are also full of heart-healthy fats, which promote satiety.

Try our recipe for Guilt-Free Dairy-Free Avocado Chocolate Pudding.

7. Cauliflower

Cauliflower is similar to its cousin broccoli in terms of nutrition: one cup, raw, delivers 2.7 grams of fiber for 27 calories. Cauliflower can be an excellent low-carb replacement for rice, pasta, and even pizza crust.

Try our recipe for How to Roast Vegetables the Quick and Easy Way.

8. Broccoli

Like most vegetables, broccoli is a good source of fiber, but won’t add many calories or carbs to your daily count. A cup of raw, chopped broccoli gives you 2.3 grams of fiber for 30 calories.

9. Hemp Hearts

Hemp hearts are the seeds of the industrial hemp plant. Like chia seeds and flaxseeds, hemp hearts are extremely nutrient-dense. You can buy hemp seeds whole or shelled. Whole seeds contain more fiber, but many people find them too crunchy to eat. Shelled seeds are easier to eat and still high in fiber — a two-ounce serving (about a quarter cup) contains 5 grams.

10. Nuts

Nuts are a tasty way to add fiber (as well as good fats) to your diet. Almonds are a particularly high-fiber type of nut, with 3.5 grams of fiber per ounce (or about 23 almonds). Pistachios are another good choice, with 2.9 grams of fiber per ounce.

Which High-Fiber Foods Are You Going to Try?


No matter what kind of eating plan you’re following, it’s important to pay attention to your fiber intake. Eating plenty of fiber every day can lower your risk for many health problems, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. If you’re trying to manage your weight, eating more fiber will help with that, too.

And while some high-fiber foods are also high in carbohydrates, there’s no need to sacrifice fiber if you’re sticking to a low-carb diet. By incorporating a wide variety of vegetables, seeds, and nuts into your diet, you’ll have no trouble meeting your fiber goals and carb goals at the same time.

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How to Get Enough Fiber on Keto

Concerned about getting enough fiber on a low carb, ketogenic diet? Just because you’re keto doesn’t mean you can subsist off bacon and butter. Here’s how to meet your needs for fiber on keto.

Fiber is an essential part of any diet. And, while it is true that fiber and carbohydrates go hand-in-hand, you don’t have to go over your daily carb allowance to meet your fiber goals.

Choose low carb fiber choices in the form of fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds and low glycemic fruits.

New to a keto way of eating? Get your essential keto questions answered in this Keto FAQ’s.

Increase your fiber on keto by eating from this list daily.

How much fiber do I need?

In paleolithic times, scientists estimated that humans were consuming about 150g of fiber a day. Today we are eating more like 15 grams per day, many from concentrated sources of carbohydrates, not nutrient dense vegetables.[efn_note] Lugavere, M. & Grewal, P. (2018) Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier and More Productive While Protecting your Brain. Harper Wave.[/efn_note]

The FDA recommends around 25-30g of fiber per day. If you’ve eliminated grains and legumes to balance blood sugar, support your gene expression and lower inflammation, then you’ll need to look at these keto-friendly fiber sources:

High Fiber Foods on a Ketogenic Diet

  1. Avocado 1 c, cubed = 11 g
  2. Brussel Sprouts 1 c = 8 g
  3. Chia 2 tbsp = 10 g
  4. Coconut 2 tbsp coconut flour = 10 g; 1 c coconut flakes = 7 g
  5. Berries 1 c = 8 g
  6. Leafy Greens 1 c cooked = up to 5 g
  7. Flaxseeds 2 tbsp = 2 g
  8. Cabbage 1 c raw, chopped = 2.2 g
  9. Cauliflower 1 c = 2 g
  10. Broccoli 1 c = 2 g
  11. Asparagus 1 c = 3g
  12. Red/Yellow Onion 2 tbsp= 0.4 g
  13. Shallots 2 tbsp= 0.6 g
  14. Leeks 2 tbsp = 0.1 g
  15. Garlic 2 tbsp = 0.3 g

Why do I need fiber?

Since your body doesn’t absorb fiber, it isn’t considered an essential nutrient; however, a diet lacking in fiber can be filled with health problems.

The benefits of fiber

Fiber contributes to regularity and wards off constipation. It can help in weight loss and maintenance by making you feel full and satisfied.[efn_note] “Making one change — getting more fiber — can help with weight loss ….” 9 Apr. 2015, https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/making-one-change-getting-fiber-can-help-weight-loss-201502177721. Accessed 7 Mar. 2019.[/efn_note] Fiber also may be protective for heart health and against certain cancers.[efn_note]”Fiber – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.” https://www.pcrm.org/good-nutrition/nutrition-information/fiber. Accessed 7 Mar. 2019. [/efn_note] Eating a high fiber diet lowered heart disease risk by 40 percent.[efn_note]Dietary Fiber Intake and Risk of First Stroke – AHA Journals.” https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.000151. Accessed 7 Mar. 2019. [/efn_note] It might even play a role in reducing food allergies.[efn_note]”Could More Dietary Fiber Reduce Food Allergies? | The Kids Doctor.” http://www.kidsdr.com/could-more-dietary-fiber-reduce-food-allergies. Accessed 7 Mar. 2019.[/efn_note]

Blood sugar

Fiber plays a role in blood sugar regulation. If you’re new to the ketogenic lifestyle and want to avoid the mood dips that sometimes accompany blood sugar drops when adopting a low carb eating template, fiber is your friend.

Gut health

Fiber feeds the microbes in your intestines. As it hangs out in your digestive tract, it begins to ferment. Then, the beneficial bacteria in your gut eats it. Then, they produce short-chain fatty acids, which might be helpful in warding off IBS, Crohn’s and heart disease while also protecting the lining of your colon.[efn_note] “High dietary fiber intake linked to health promoting … – ScienceDaily.” 29 Sep. 2015, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150929070122.htm. Accessed 7 Mar. 2019.[/efn_note]

Helpful Tips to Get more Fiber on Keto

If you find yourself at the store unable to remember the fiber content of your favorite keto foods, here are some helpful hints.

1. Choose green vegetables

If it’s a vegetable, and it’s green, it’s likely a pretty good candidate for a fiber source. Still, being a bit more educated on higher fiber fare in veggie form can come in handy.  Avocados and brussel sprouts top the list in terms of most fiber for a 1 cup serving. Take note of these other green veggie options: broccoli, zucchini, kale, spinach, romaine, artichoke. Fresh salads are an easy way to incorporate many of these leafy greens.

Skip the green juice

At first thought, green juicing might sound like a good avenue for upping your green veggie game; however, the juicing process eliminates the fiber since the fiber-filled skin and pulp are tossed aside.

Grab a green smoothie

If you love green veggies through a straw, consider going green in the smoothie department. Use an avocado for a creamy base and a bunch of fiber. Add frozen cauliflower, broccoli, spinach or other leafy green and a tablespoon or two of chia seeds. Zucchini is another green, fiber-filled vegetable that lends a creamy texture to smoothies without an overpowering veggie taste. However, be sure to measure and manage your portions here and not going over your unique carb tolerance.

Cook down your greens

A better option is to skip the straw, and just cook down your greens in a skillet. Spinach, kale and collard greens are excellent choices. You’ll be getting almost 8g of fiber from 1 cup of cooked collard greens , 4g from spinach  and 5g from kale. Cook greens down with a bit of olive oil or chicken broth, to get both flavor and fiber.

2. Swap high carb foods with fiber-rich vegetables

Here are some easy food changes to get more fiber on keto:

Cauliflower rice: Consisting of only cauliflower cut into small rice-sized bites, this product has become widely available at grocery stores nationwide. Check your freezer and refrigerator sections. Use this as a rice replacement or just throw it in a skillet of browned meat, add chicken broth and make faux mashed potatoes, mix with flax and eggs to form a pizza crust or add a bit to thicken a green smoothie or soup. Go the DIY route by using a food processor and the top of a fresh head of cauliflower. Process until desired consistency.

Broccoli rice: This is the same concept as the cauliflower rice mentioned above, but it uses broccoli. Consider stirring in your egg mixture when baking egg muffins.

Zucchini noodles: Also known as “zoodles,” these long strands of zucchini can be used in place of spaghetti. Toss in olive oil on a skillet with fresh basil, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Many stores carry pre-cut zoodles, or you can make your own by using a spiralizer.

Avocado pudding: All it takes is some beautifully ripe avocados, some blueberries and a bit of collagen or Bone Broth Protein powder.

3. Pick fibrous snacks

Berries

Not only are blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries delicious, they also contain vitamins A, C, K and B. A single cup of most berries offers around 8 g of fiber, too.

Coconut Flakes

Dried unsweetened coconut flakes are an unsweetened, fiber-filled treat. One cup of dried coconut flakes offers 7.2 g of fiber as well as selenium, folate and manganese.

3 Ways to Enjoy Coconut Flakes: Freezer, Bag, Skillet

Snack on them straight from the bag, or toss some in the freezer for an added crunch. Alternatively, add a tablespoon or two of coconut oil in a skillet with 2 cups of large unsweetened coconut flakes. Add 1 tsp of cinnamon (or more if you’d like) and a dash of sea salt. Toast on medium high. This is delicious served warm right off the skillet or cooled off a day later.

Coconut and Berries Make a Winning Fiber Treat

Take a ½  c frozen berries, heat on low and top with coconut flakes for a yummy treat full of fiber and a lovely crunch.

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds can be a nutritious, fiber-filled option for a ketogenic eating template. Those trying to lose inflammation and unwanted weight or who are sensitive to nuts might try opting for raw or dry roasted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed or hemp hearts. If nuts aren’t a problem for you, try almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, pecans or the keto-friendly macadamia nut. These buttery-rich nuts are delicious, filling, a good monounsaturated fat source and have a low carbohydrate count.

A keto diet can be a fiber-rich diet

Don’t sacrifice your fiber intake on a low carb, ketogenic diet. Instead, opt for these fiber-rich vegetables, fruits and seeds.

For more delicious ways to enjoy foods that support your body, check out this FREE 3 day meal plan.

Next steps:

  1. What fiber-rich vegetables are you already eating? What fiber-rich food would you like to add in this week? Add it to your shopping list. Or download the free Keto Fiber Foods Checklist pdf.
  2. How much fiber are you eating a day? Use a tracker like MyFitnessPal to calculate daily consumption. Take an average for a week. How does your intake compare to the 20-30 g recommendation?
  3. Having trouble crafting the perfect ketogenic diet? Set up a consult today to find your unique carb tolerance and ideal eating plan.

 

5 Excellent Sources of Fiber on a Keto Diet

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<li><a href=”#section1″>What Is Fiber?</a></li>
<li><a href=”#section2″>Does Fiber Count As Carbs On Keto?</a></li>
<li><a href=”#section3″>What Type Of Fiber Is Good For A Keto Diet?</a></li>
<li><a href=”#section4″>5 Sources Of Keto Fiber</a></li>
<li><a href=”#section5″>Keto Fiber Wrap Up</a></li>
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<p>When you eat a diet that is up to 80 percent fat, like <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/keto-101/” rel=”noreferrer”>the keto diet</a>, getting enough fiber could be a challenge. A common complaint for those who eat keto, particularly at the beginning, is <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/keto-constipation-how-to-combat-digestive-issues/” rel=”noreferrer”>constipation</a> due to lack of roughage. </p>

<p>This isn’t a keto-only problem. Only about 5 percent of American adults eat the recommended daily amount of fiber.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6124841/” rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>1</a></sup></p>

<p>But, with a little bit of planning as well as choosing the right foods to get in enough keto fiber, the keto diet can provide enough to help keep everything moving smoothly.</p>

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<h3>What is fiber?</h3>
<p>Fiber is the structural carbohydrate found in plants. </p>

<p>It’s indigestible to humans, so we can’t extract calories from it. </p>

<p>Fiber comes from plant foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes. </p>

<p>Basically, fiber is needed to help food move through the digestive system smoothly, keeping you regular. It does so by absorbing water in the digestive tract and providing bulk to help push food waste through. The action of fiber is needed to prevent constipation and keep everything moving along.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212267215013866″ rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>2</a></sup></p>

<p>There are two main types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. </p>

Soluble fiber absorbs water in the digestive system, turning into a gel. As far as insoluble fiber, its role is to add bulk to the stool, helping improve digestion. You need both types of fiber for health.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002136.htm” rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>3</a></sup></p>

Adult men need 38 grams of fiber per day and women need 25 grams. These needs should be met with a combination of both soluble and insoluble fiber.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2002/Dietary-Reference-Intakes-for-Energy-Carbohydrate-Fiber-Fat-Fatty-Acids-Cholesterol-Protein-and-Amino-Acids.aspx” rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>4</a></sup></p>

<p>Dietary fiber has many health benefits beyond digestion. </p>

<p>High-fiber diets have been associated with improved blood pressure and a lower risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. They also boost the immune system.</p>

<p>On top of all of that, fiber can also help you lose weight.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://academic.oup.com/nutritionreviews/article/67/4/188/1901012″ rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>5</a></sup></p>

<p>Getting enough fiber is a definite requirement for optimal health.</p>

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<h3>Does fiber count as carbs on keto?</h3>
<p>Although fiber is technically a carbohydrate, humans do not have the enzymes necessary to break down the carbs in fiber. This means, it enters the digestive system mostly intact, the way it came in.</p>

<p>While following a low-carb keto diet, the goal is to eat between 20 and 50 net carbs per day.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/119/3/535?sso=1&sso_redirect_count=1&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3A%20No%20local%20token&utm_source=TrendMD&utm_medium=TrendMD&utm_campaign=Pediatrics_TrendMD_0″ rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>5</a></sup></p>

<p>On any food label, the total carbohydrate count includes the grams of fiber in the food, since it’s technically a type of carb. Because it can’t be digested and won’t raise your blood sugar, you can subtract the grams of fiber from the total number of carbs.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://search.proquest.com/openview/0f8e3bc76299f2f61b0502bfb7bb4748/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=41036″ rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>6</a></sup></p>

<p>The resulting number is called “<a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/what-are-net-carbs-how-do-you-calculate/” rel=”noreferrer”>net carbs</a>.” These are the carbs that count towards your 20 to 50 gram goal.</p>

<p><strong>Total carbohydrates – total fiber = Net Carbs</strong></p>

<p>Basing your carb limit on net carbs, as opposed to total carbs, gives you an opportunity to eat a greater variety of foods that are high in fiber and great for your health.</p>
<h4>Does fiber kick you out of ketosis?</h4>
<p>Since fiber can’t be digested, the body can’t extract any carbs from it and will not raise your blood sugar. It also doesn’t raise insulin levels when consumed.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18287346″ rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>7</a></sup></p>

<p>This means fiber won’t kick you out of ketosis. High-fiber foods are a great addition to your low-carb diet and may help you reach your health goals faster.</p>
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<h3>What type of fiber is good for a keto diet?</h3>
<p>Although it’s important to eat fiber on a keto diet, many high-fiber foods are also high in carbohydrates. Those foods might not be the best choice to keep your carb intake low.</p>

<p>For example, whole grains, beans, legumes, and most fruits are high in fiber. But, the carb count is too high in many of these to be included regularly on a keto diet. </p>

<p>The good news is, there are many foods that provide the best of both worlds: high in fiber, yet low in carbs.</p>

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<h3>5 sources of keto fiber</h3>
<p>Below are 5 of our favorite high-fiber, keto-friendly foods.</p>

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<h4>Avocados</h4>
<p>Avocados aren’t just a great source of healthy fat, they are also incredibly high in fiber. </p>

<p>A small avocado has 12 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of fiber, and therefore, only 3 grams of net carbs.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/341528/nutrients” rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>8</a></sup></p>

<p>Some ways to incorporate avocados in your diet are as a low-carb snack, in a salad, or you can pair them perfectly with eggs for a high-fat and high-fiber breakfast. </p>

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<h4>Cauliflower</h4>
<p>Cauliflower is popping up everywhere as a substitute for high-carb flour, potatoes, or rice. </p>

<p>This is great news because this cruciferous vegetable is super low in calories and carbs yet high in fiber. </p>

<p>A cup of cauliflower has 4 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of net carbs.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/597932/nutrients” rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>9</a></sup></p>

<p>Cauliflower’s neutral taste lends itself well to many different recipes. A couple of our favorites are: Crispy Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower or <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/keto-cauliflower-mash/” rel=”noreferrer”>Keto Cauliflower Mash</a>.</p>

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<h4>Almonds</h4>
<p>Almonds are a delicious low-carb, portable snack loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and of course, fiber. </p>

<p>An ounce of almonds has 7 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of net carbs.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170567/nutrients” rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>10</a></sup></p>

<p>Almonds are a great choice for keto fiber, but other nuts such as pecans and pistachios are a great choice for low-carb fiber as well. </p>

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<h4>Chia and Flax Seeds</h4>
<p><a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/chia-seeds-vs-flax-seeds/” rel=”noreferrer”>These little seeds</a> are loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fats and full of fiber.</p>

<p>A tablespoon of chia seeds has 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of carbs. Therefore, it will only provide 1 gram of net carbs.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/519043/nutrients” rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>11</a></sup></p>

<p>A tablespoon of flax seeds has 2.8 grams of fiber and 2.9 grams of carbs.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/nutrients” rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>12</a></sup> Basically, they are a carb-free food. </p>

<p>Both of these seeds can be added into low-carb smoothies, sprinkled over salads, <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/cinnamon-trail-mix/” rel=”noreferrer”>added to protein balls</a>, or made into a hot cereal as an oatmeal alternative. </p>

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<h4>Blackberries</h4>
<p>Although fruit is usually not a staple of the keto diet, there are a few exceptions.</p>

<p>Berries, such as blackberries or raspberries are low in net carbs due to their high-fiber content. This means you can enjoy a small serving of these <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/keto-superfoods/” rel=”noreferrer”>highly nutritious fruits</a> without dropping out of ketosis.</p>

<p>A cup of blackberries has 13 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, and 6 net carbs.<sup><a target=”_blank” href=”https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/372684/nutrients” rel=”nofollow noreferrer”>13</a></sup></p>

<p>Munch on these delicious berries as a snack or use them to top your favorite <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/keto-desserts-to-satisfy/” rel=”noreferrer”>keto-friendly desserts</a>. Raspberries have about the same nutrition content, so feel free to enjoy a serving of those as well. </p>
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<h3>Keto Fiber Wrap Up</h3>
<p>Although fiber is technically a carb, there is no reason to avoid it on a low-carb keto diet. </p>

<p>If your goal with keto is weight loss, fiber helps you stay full longer, which may help you reach your goals faster. High-fiber foods are also loaded with important vitamins and minerals you need every day. </p>

<p>Try to include at least one high-fiber food into every meal and snack to ease any digestive issues. When you increase your fiber, it is important to also increase your water intake. Water will help the fiber move along smoothly in your digestive system. </p>

<p>A focus on fiber will help you meet your health goals easily and keep your digestion humming along.</p>

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Sweeteners on the keto diet – the whole truth about sweeteners

Can sweeteners be used on a keto diet and which sweeteners are less harmful? You will find useful information in our guide.

The sweeteners in the image on the left have less effect on weight and blood glucose levels, and the sweeteners on the right should be avoided.

Points

The points in the figure indicate the effects of the sweetener on blood sugar and insulin resistance, with an equal amount of sweetness compared to white sugar (100 percent pure sugar).

If you are on a low-carb diet, try to avoid the sweeteners on the right in the illustration. We suggest using stevia, erythritol or xylitol first.

Contents:

  1. Sweeteners on the keto diet and their negative effects
  2. Sugar as a sweetener
  3. Fructose
  4. Which sweeteners we recommend on a low-carb diet
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  6. Xylitol
  7. Zero Calorie Sweeteners
  8. Maltitol
  9. Diet Drinks
  10. Conclusion

Keto Diet Sweeteners and Their Negative Effects

Although the sweeteners in the picture on the left have little effect on the blood and weight), their excessive consumption can have a negative effect on the body.

All sweeteners support sugar cravings. Plus, adding them to high-calorie foods (like muffins) heightens the sense of pleasure. By adding sweeteners to your diet on a keto diet, you may be eating more than you need to.

There is scientific evidence that adding even non-nutritive sweeteners to diet drinks can make weight loss difficult.

This means that all sweeteners, including the non-nutritive ones mentioned above, have potential negative effects.It is advisable to simply avoid them as much as possible. Note that in people on the keto diet, sugar cravings tend to decrease over time.

However, most people cannot do without sweets. If you also fall into this category, then try to pamper yourself only occasionally. Continue reading our guide to sweeteners and sweeteners on the keto diet to get the hang of it.

Sugar as a sweetener for keto

Natural sugar can be presented in different forms: white, brown, cane sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup.Natural sugar is 50% glucose and 50% fructose, making it 100% carbohydrate. Eating natural sugar will result in a rise in blood sugar and weight gain. On a keto diet, all of these sugars are banned from eating because they will prevent you from achieving the desired effect.

Note that sweeteners such as white sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and dates all receive 100 points. This is because they are 100% natural sugar.It is recommended to give up their use on a keto diet.

Even worse than sugar: Fructose on keto

There are sweeteners that are even worse than sugar. Regular sugar contains 50% glucose and 50% fructose. Sweeteners contain more fructose than glucose. While these sweeteners are slower to raise blood glucose levels, resulting in a deceptively low blood glucose index, they have an even greater negative effect on the body. Excessive fructose intake on a keto diet can lead to fatty liver and insulin resistance, which prolongs the negative effects of carbohydrates.

The illustration shows sweeteners with excess fructose: high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice concentrate, honey, and agave syrup. The keto-based fructose sweetener options listed are even more harmful than pure sugar. Therefore, we give them 100+ points. Agave syrup has a fructose content of over 60% and is the worst of all.

High fructose sweeteners are not recommended on the keto diet.

Advice on sweeteners on the keto diet

Any sweetener on the keto diet can have a potential negative effect. However, if you find yourself in need of sweets from time to time, here’s our list of top sweetener options on the keto diet:

  1. Stevia
  2. Erythritol
  3. Monk Fruit
  4. Xylitol

Option # 1: Stevia on the Keto Diet

Stevia or honey herb comes from the Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant, native to South America, where it has been used for several hundred years.The stevia glycosides extracted from the plant are responsible for its sweet taste.

Advantages:

  1. Stevia does not contain carbohydrates and calories, does not raise blood sugar levels.
  2. Stevia is safe and non-toxic.

Disadvantages:

  1. Stevia has a licorice flavor and characteristic aftertaste when used in moderate to large amounts.
  2. Finally, consuming stevia in large quantities can increase insulin production by increasing fat storage.

Sweetness: Stevia is 200 to 350 times sweeter than sugar.

You can buy liquid stevia or 100% pure powdered or granular stevia. It should be noted that granular stevia packets such as Stevia in the Raw contain sugar dextrose. And the stevia product “Truvia” contains erythritol (see below).

Option # 2: Erythritol on the keto diet

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol. It is partially digested and absorbed by the human body.It is found naturally in such plants as grapes, melons, in mushrooms in small quantities. Fermented corn or corn starch is commonly used as a commercial sweetener.

Advantages:

  1. Virtually no calories and carbohydrates. After assimilation, it passes into urine, unprocessed.
  2. Compared to other sweeteners on the keto diet, may be beneficial in preventing plaque and tooth decay.

Disadvantages:

  1. Erythritol leaves a noticeable cooling sensation on the tongue, especially when used in large quantities.
  2. Although consuming erythritol on the keto diet causes fewer digestive problems than most sugar alcohols, some people complain of bloating, gas and diarrhea after consuming erythritol on the keto diet.
  3. The absorption of erythritol and its excretion through the kidneys can have a negative impact on the health and function of the body as a whole.

Sweetness level: 70% as sweet as sugar.

It is best to choose organic granular erythritol on keto or a mixture of erythritol and stevia.

Option # 3: Monk Fruit (Arhat)

Monk Fruit (Arhat) – A sugar substitute derived from round green fruits grown for centuries in Southeast Asia, it is a relatively new sugar substitute on the market. The fruits have been dried and used in herbal teas, soups and broths in Asian medicine.It was cultivated by monks in Northern Thailand and Southern China, hence its better known name.

Whole monk fruit or monk fruit contains fructose and sucrose. The non-nutritive compounds isolated from it are called mogrosides. They have an intense sweetness that’s 250 times richer than sugar. In 1995, Proctor & Gamble patented a method for extracting mogrosides from monk fruit using a solvent.

While the US FDA has not awarded the monk fruit a GRAS (product generally considered safe), it has publicly stated that it accepts the GRAS manufacturer definition for products made from this fruit. …Over the past few years, more than 500 products from the monk fruit have entered the market in the United States, although the fruit is still not approved for sale in the European Union.

Advantages:

  1. Monk fruit tastes better, with less bitter aftertaste, compared to stevia.
  2. Monk fruit is often blended with stevia to reduce cost and to slightly drown out the specific aftertaste of stevia.
  3. Monk fruit is blended with erythritol to reduce cost and enhance culinary use.
  4. Eating monk fruit does not cause indigestion.

Disadvantages:

  1. Monks fruit is expensive.
  2. It is often mixed with other “fillers” such as inulin, prebiotic fibers, and other undeclared ingredients.
  3. Be careful with products labeled “proprietary blend” as they may contain small amounts of active mogrosides.

You can purchase erythritol or stevia granules, pure monk fruit liquid drops, or monk fruit liquid drops with stevia.Monk fruit sweetener is used as a substitute in artificial maple syrup and chocolate syrup.

Option # 4: Xylitol

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol found in small quantities in fruits and vegetables. It is made from corn cobs or birch trees. It is one of the most commonly used sweeteners in chewing gum and mouthwash.

Contains few carbohydrates, but not zero.Therefore, it is not the ideal choice of keto sweetener for those on a strict low-carb diet (below 20 grams per day). Carbohydrates start to build up quickly.

Advantages:

  1. Xylitol has a low glycemic index of 13, only 50% of xylitol is absorbed in the small intestine. When used in small amounts, there is little effect on blood sugar and insulin levels.
  2. Although its sweetness level is identical to that of sugar, it contains 2.5 calories per gram, while sugar provides 4 calories per gram, it is perfectly acceptable to consume it occasionally in small doses on a keto diet.
  3. Helps prevent the development of tooth decay compared to other sweeteners that do not have this quality.

Disadvantages:

  1. If xylitol is consumed in moderate or large amounts, digestive problems (such as gas, bloating) can occur, since 50% of xylitol is not absorbed, but is fermented by bacteria in the colon.
  2. Safe for humans but toxic and potentially fatal to domestic animals such as cats and dogs.If you are using xylitol, be sure to keep it away from your pets.

Sweetness: Equivalent to sugar.

Buy organic granular xylitol obtained from birch.

Zero calorie sweeteners that are almost 100% carbohydrates

Packets of Stevia in the Raw, Equal, Sweet ‘n Low and Splenda sweeteners are labeled as zero calories. but this is just a gimmick. The US FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) rules allow packets containing less than 1 g of carbohydrates and less than 4 calories to be labeled as “zero calories.”Manufacturers deliberately add about 0.9 grams of net carbs to their bags. To do this, use glucose or dextrose – components that make up almost 100% of the sweetener. They are blended with a bit of a stronger artificial sweetener to add sweetness to the product.

And here we have a bag full of net carbs that can be labeled as “zero calories” without risking legal action by the manufacturer, be careful not to use such sweeteners on keto.

One such packet actually contains almost 4 calories and almost a gram of carbohydrates. 0.9 grams of carbs may seem like a paltry amount, but for many people on a low-carb diet, it still matters. Especially if you consume a lot of sachets throughout the day. Ten of these packs represent nearly half the daily carbohydrate intake for people on a keto diet.

It might be useful to take this information on keto sweeteners into account.We do not recommend these sweeteners due to the deceptive marketing ploy by manufacturers. Long-term health problems are likely to be caused by consuming many of these artificial keto sweeteners (eg, aspartame, sucralose).

Maltitol on the Keto Diet: Why Not Suitable

Maltitol is a sugar alcohol. It is the most common type of sweetener. Used in sweets, sugar free desserts and low carbohydrate foods.It is significantly cheaper than erythritol, xylitol and other sugar alcohols.

Maltitol on a keto diet is not the best choice. About 40% of this sweetener is absorbed in the small intestine, increasing blood sugar and insulin levels, especially in those with diabetes or prediabetes. It provides about two-thirds of the calories of sugar, which is significantly more than most low-carb sweeteners.

In addition, the remaining 60% of maltitol that has not been absorbed is fermented in the colon.Research has shown that maltitol can cause significant gastrointestinal problems (gas, bloating, and others), especially when consumed in amounts exceeding 30 grams per day.

Degree of sweetness: The sweetness of maltitol is about 80% of the sweetness of sugar.

Are diet drinks allowed on a low carbohydrate diet?

Can you drink diet drinks on a keto diet? Ideally, it is best to stop using them.By consuming them regularly, you will maintain your cravings for sweets, your taste sensitivity will be reduced and you will not be able to enjoy the taste of healthy, natural foods.

Diet drinks can make it difficult to lose weight, despite the lack of calories. This may be due to their effect on the hormonal system, on signals of satiety, or their effect on the intestinal microflora.

There are also other suspected but not scientifically proven health risks associated with the use of artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, acesulfame and sucralose in these drinks.

Remember that regular soda sweetened with high fructose syrup will quickly lead to high carbohydrate intake, resulting in the beneficial effects of the keto diet.

Keto Sweeteners: What else you need to know about sweeteners

To achieve good health and your desired weight, you need to learn how to taste natural foods without added sweeteners on a keto diet.

It will take some time for your taste buds to rearrange, after which you will be able to appreciate the real taste of natural, unprocessed foods.

Calorie-free sweeteners generally do not increase weight when consumed alone or with water (in drinks). However, they can contribute to gaining extra pounds if added, for example, to baked goods, causing an increased appetite. Sweeteners alter the perception of sweetness by enhancing it. People are beginning to favor an abnormally sweet taste, which can make it difficult and less enjoyable to consume natural foods. As a result, it will be more difficult for you to stick to the keto diet.As stated above, it is best to avoid consuming keto sweeteners. But for weight loss and diabetes, they are much less harmful than sugar.

“This article has been translated into Russian from a foreign source by Diet Doctor, the world’s largest low-carb diet site.”

White Powder For Keto Diet, MKT Keto Color Oil Coffee Microencapsulation

White Powder For Keto Diet, MKT Keto Color Oil Coffee Microencapsulation

MKT powder:

Medium Chain Triglyceride Powder is a free flowing and water dispersible powder obtained with MCT oil microencapsulation technology.

Benefits of MKT powder:

Nutritionally speaking, it is no different than MCT oil. Each serving of MCT powder contains both very fatty and medium chain triglycerides in a liquid form. The only difference is that one is a liquid and the other is a solid.

MKT Powder has been used as a source of dietary fat in protein shakes and meals for a long time.Muscle milk is one of the many supplements that use it in their formulas.

Convenient to take on the go – pack a few tablets in a container to use throughout the day for a snack.

Bake With Healthy Fats – Get the benefits of MCC in your favorite low carb meal.

Puts you into nutritional ketosis more quickly – for more energy, fat loss, and limits cravings

Mixes are easy – no klumping, so it floats on your drink like an MKT can.

Flavorless – Does not affect the taste of your drinks or food. Your water still tastes the same.

Easily tolerated – even for people who cannot tolerate MCT oil, it usually does not cause stomach upset.

We can offer 75% MKT powder for Ketogenic diet / Ketogenic coffee

Technical specifications for MKT 75% powder feed:

Nutrients Reference values ​​
Calorie (Kcal) 771.9
Salo (g) 75.5
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Sodium (mg) 189
Total carbohydrate (g) 15.1
Diet Fiber (g) 12.4
Protein (g) 8
Vitamin K (mg) 0
Calcium (mg) 38
Iron (mg) 0

Packing: Packed in clean sealed 10kg aluminum foil bags, 2 bags packed in a corrugated paper box.Or packed in clean sealed-heated 20kg aluminum foil bags, one bag packed in a corgated paper box.

Storage and handling: Store in a dry and cool place away from light, heat and oxygen. The preferred storage temperature is below 30 ℃.

Shelf life: 2 years in original bag. It is recommended to use all content after discovery.

MKT Oil Powder is used by some brands. (For reference only)

90,000 Vegetarianism as a healthy diet. What is included in the diet of vegetarians?

Table of Contents:
What is Vegetarianism?
Types of Vegetarianism
Pros of Vegetarianism
Cons of Vegetarianism

What is Vegetarianism?

A balanced diet is the basis for a healthy lifestyle and health for many years.The concept of “proper nutrition” is different for everyone: someone refuses fried fatty foods, someone excludes excess salt from their diet, someone starts to eat only diet foods, and someone refuses meat in favor of fruits and vegetables.

Let’s start with what is vegetarianism? According to many, vegetarianism is a plant-based diet that eliminates the consumption of meat. But true vegetarians do not think so, for them it is not just a diet, but rather a philosophy of life.

A well-chosen diet of vegetarians can also provide the human body with all the necessary vitamins, nutrients and minerals, which allows us to say that vegetarianism is a kind of proper nutrition.

A balanced vegetarian diet is recognized by the American Dietetic Association as healthy, rational, and in some cases the basis for the prevention or treatment of certain diseases. The vegetarian diet has sufficient nutritional value so it is also suitable for children, adolescents and pregnant women.
A plant-based diet includes grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and many other plant-based diet foods.

A vegetarian diet can be varied and delicious. The vegetarian menu is very varied, plant-based dishes can be delicious, versatile and nutritious. There are many recipes for vegetarian options.

And in order to diversify the taste of dishes, vegetarians can use sauces, syrups, jams and creams of the Mr.Djemius ZERO.

Products Mr. Djemius ZERO is formulated so that almost everyone can use it in their diet.

For the convenience of choosing a product for yourself, the product cards are equipped with the “Vegetarian” or “Vegan” badge, so that every adherent of vegetarianism can choose a suitable product for himself.

Varieties of Vegetarianism

There are many ramifications of vegetarianism. Let’s talk a little about the most popular vegetarian options:
• Peskovegetarianism – those who have given up meat, but their diet includes fish and seafood;
• Carnovegetarianism – those who have given up meat, but their diet includes poultry;
• Flexitarians – those who have not given up eating cattle meat;
• Lacto-vegetarianism – those who have not given up the use of dairy products;
• Ovovegetarianism – those who have not given up eating eggs;
• Lacto-vegetarianism – those who have not given up eating eggs and dairy products;
• Vegans – those who have completely abandoned the use of animal products;
• Raw food – a diet that includes plant foods that are minimally cooked to preserve natural sources of vitamins.
• Fruitarianism – a diet that includes the consumption of fruits, nuts, seeds, berries and vegetables.

Vegetarianism today is diverse and complete, so everyone who has decided to adhere to this type of proper nutrition can choose a convenient option for himself.

Pluses of vegetarianism

If we compare the balanced proper nutrition of a vegetarian with an ordinary non-vegetarian diet, then the following advantages of vegetarianism can be distinguished:
• A vegetarian eats less saturated fat;
• A vegetarian eats less cholesterol;
• The diet of a vegetarian consists mainly of vegetables, fruits and grains, which are high in fiber (dietary fiber), which reduces the risk of morbidity from cardiovascular disease;
• Healthy vegetarian diet contains a large amount of vitamins, nutrients and minerals;
• By giving up meat, you can normalize metabolic processes, reduce the level of subcutaneous fat, which will allow you to remove excess weight and lose weight.