The world of health and wellness is saturated with new diets and get-fit-quick gimmicks. Every day there’s a new trend or fad that promises results. One such headline-maker is the keto diet.
What exactly is a keto diet? Its namesake comes from the molecules produced in your liver known as ketones. Ketones act as a replacement for glucose when blood sugar levels are low. Because your liver requires fat to produce enough ketones to offset a lack of glucose, fat is burned much faster. Therefore, a strict low-carb diet is required for your body to reach the point where it will produce ketones, known as ketosis. This means consuming no more than 50 grams of carbs a day, and ideally no more than 20 grams daily.
Consequently, near elimination of carbs from your diet does, however, leave many fruits and vegetables out. The most widely consumed food products by individuals on a keto diet include meats, eggs, and full-fat dairy products. While healthy in many ways, these products lack other important nutrients like fiber. So, to stick to your keto diet and maintain a healthy daily fiber intake, you must become intentional about the foods you consume.
Thankfully, there are plenty of low-carb options for fruits, vegetables, and nuts/seeds! Here are a few examples of fiber-rich foods to consider incorporating into your keto diet.1
- Leafy Greens
Nuts and Seeds:
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds
Lastly, you can’t get the fiber you need from food alone, Fiber Choice®, a prebiotic fiber supplement, can help you close the Fiber Gap™. With its delicious and convenient tablets or gummies, Fiber Choice can help you get closer to your fiber goals without sacrificing taste, time, or carbs. Explore some of the many delicious fiber supplements offered by Fiber Choice® to aid you in your keto diet journey!
1Megentics Marketing Team. Adding Fiber to a Keto Diet. Megentics Blog.