Many people are turning to the keto-friendly diet culture to reap the many health benefits it promises. While the diet boasts of better health and weight loss, it does come with a lot of dietary restrictions which can sometimes become difficult to follow. Being an Indian, be it evening tea or late night work or study sessions, snacking excites the foodie in us. Not just meals, but snacking is also a huge part of our food culture. But giving in to these cravings while following any diet can lead to unwanted weight gain.
When following a keto diet, there is no reason to compromise on your snacking habits, especially when there is a range of premium-quality keto friendly diet snacks available by Nutty Gritties. Nutty Gritties is focused on introducing healthy snacking in everybody’s lives, whether you are following a keto diet or any other diet.
So, if you are starting your journey on a keto friendly diet or are looking for more options to eat or snack while being on a Keto diet, this blog will help you reach your good-health and weight management goals. Read on!
The Basics of Keto
Before going into details about your snacking options on a keto diet, let’s recap on how a ketogenic diet works! A keto diet includes food items that are high in good fats and low in carbohydrates, and contain appropriate amounts of protein. The diet is rooted in ketosis, which is a process that uses fats instead of glucose, for energy, which helps your body burn fat and leads to healthy weight loss.
Besides the weight loss and weight management benefits of a keto diet, the diet has multiple other benefits that can improve our overall physical and mental well-being. Here’s a deep dive into what a keto diet can do for you when properly followed:
1. You’ll experience a reduced appetite.
We feel hungry because of many chemical reactions in our body. Adiponectin is a hormone that regulates our glucose levels and increases our appetite. If you are following a keto diet, your adiponectin levels decrease, resulting in a reduced appetite. Many studies show that the process of ketosis also reduces the hormone ghrelin in your body, resulting in a reduced appetite.
2. You’ll notice a substantial weight loss initially.
Being a low-carb diet, a keto diet can decimate your calorie intake. Besides this, eating less carbs results in getting rid of excess water and lowering insulin levels, both of which are related to rapid weight loss in the initial days of your keto diet.
3. Your good HDL Cholesterol will increase.
When you cut down on carbs while following a keto diet, your fat and protein intake increases. If you follow the keto diet properly and eat only the good fats, it will eventually result in increased High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. Higher levels of HDL cholesterol are linked to a lower risk of heart diseases.
4. Your insulin and blood sugar levels will decrease.
All over the world, millions of people suffer from insulin resistance and diabetes. Being a low-carb diet, a keto diet efficiently reduces the insulin levels and reduces the risk of diabetes. Some studies have even claimed that this process may even reverse type-2 diabetes.
5. Your PCOS Symptoms will improve.
High-carb intake can worsen the health of people with PCOS. Reduction in insulin levels and healthy weight loss are some of the ways that can help improve PCOS symptoms. With keto diet being a low-carb diet that results in reduced insulin levels and weight loss, it can become easier to manage PCOS and PCOD.
Snacking Ideas When Doing a Keto Diet
Untimely hunger or not having the right snacks by our side while following a keto friendly diet can send us into a spiral of cheat meals. But contrary to popular belief, there are many snacks that we can eat while on a keto friendly diet, which are listed below:
Because keto is a high-protein and fat intake diet, cheese is one of the favorite food items among keto dieters. When choosing a cheese as a snack, make sure that it has high fat, moderate protein, and low carbs for optimal results.
- GREEN BELL PEPPER
One of the most keto friendly diet snacks, green bell pepper, contains moderate amounts of net carbs. Also, because they are minimally processed, bell peppers are free of harmful ingredients like artificial sweeteners which can reduce the benefits of keto diet.
- CELERY STICKS
This antioxidant-filled vegetable has both short term and long-term health benefits. Celery is 100% keto friendly as it is low on calories and carbs. It also keeps your appetite in check, as it is 96% water.
- NUT BUTTERS
Nut butters are fulfilling and nutritious, as they are high on fat and low on carbs. Peanut and almond are some of the best keto snacks you can include in your diet chart. Being sugar-free, they let the process of ketosis function well in the body.
For people following the keto diet, avocados are a much sought-after choice, as they are highly rich in fats and low on net carbs. Avocados contain fiber, which makes them one of the few keto snacks which you can eat on a daily basis.
- MIXED NUTS
Mixed nuts are a go-to snack for many keto dieters as these nuts are high in fat and low in carbs, making them ideal keto food. Another benefit of nuts is that they can be eaten in many forms, including nut butters, nut milks, nut flours, and even yogurt. You can eat pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, coconut, walnut, hazelnuts, macadamia, almonds, and peanuts in moderation. Avoid cashews and chestnuts.
Keto Snacking, Made Easier!
While there are a lot of snacks listed in this blog, it may not be possible for everyone following a keto diet to prepare and carry these snacks everywhere and every day. The fact remains that snacking is a huge part of our lives and a keto diet doesn’t have to be boring and bland. What can be done, then?
Nutty Gritties to the rescue!
With our wide range of keto-friendly diet snacks, including keto friendly trail mix, nut mix, nut and seeds mix, and superfood mix, you can easily stay on track for keto diet and reach your weight and health goals. Our snacks don’t just keep you healthy, but are also convenient to carry and eat on the go, aligning perfectly with the fast-paced lifestyles of most people today. All the ingredients used on our snacks are premium-quality, ensuring only goodness for you!
KETO-FRIENDLY TRAIL MIX BY NUTTY GRITTIES
The Ke-To your hunger pangs is here!
The Keto-Friendly Trail Mix was launched with the aim of providing a refreshing, tasty and crunchy snack that is keto-friendly:
- Low in Net Carbs (2g)
- Rich Source of Plant-based Protein (6.5g)
- Rich Source of Dietary Fibre (4.8g)
- Energising snack for any time of the day!
(Serving size of 28g)
During ketosis, the body burns fat for energy instead of carbs and sugar. This starts the process of weight management. Keto diet is followed by multiple celebrities and sports persons like Halle Berry, LeBron James, Meghan Fox and Kim Kardashian amongst others.
It is a truly global product made with carefully selected nuts and seeds from across the globe. It is roasted without a single drop of oil.
- Brazil nuts
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Pink Salt from the foothills of the Himalayas
Eat the mix as is or top it up on salads and meals for a nutty, nutritious crunch!
A delicious, crunchy mix that keeps your hunger pangs satiated due to the high fibre and good fats, it detracts one from eating sugary food.
Launched in India, where nuts are typically consumed by soaking them in the morning and gifted on festivals, a unique, guilt-free nut-based trail mix like the Keto-Friendly Trail Mix promotes healthy snacking. It is made with zero artificial ingredients, a unique dry-roasting process with quality and taste at the core.
Keto-Friendly Nut Mix: Nutritional information
Contents: Roasted Almonds, Brazil nuts, Pecans, Macadamia, Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts, Flax Seeds, Sunflower seeds
- Low Net Carbs-7.32g/100g and 2g/28g
- High in healthy fat/Unsaturated fat-33.5g/100g and 9.38g/28g MUFA-16.8G/100g PUFA -16.7g/100g
- Rich source of energy-598.61g/100g and 167.61g/28g
- Rich source of Dietary fibre: 17.25g/100g and 4.8g/28g
- Rich source of plant-based protein-23.36g/100g and 6.5g/28g
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