low carb lemon meringue cookies
Be mindful of your net carb count for the day. Some people on keto eat up to 50 grams of carbs daily. One-quarter of a grapefruit has around 4 grams of net carbs, so it’s possible to include some fruits as long as it’s in moderation and fits within your daily carb count[1,2]. Most other fruits, such as oranges, grapes, mangos, and pineapples, aren’t suitable. Dried fruits, most fruit smoothies, fruit juices, and fruit syrups are also off the menu. Tip: White-fleshed fruit like apples,bananas, and pears are typically higher in carbs and should be avoided on a low-carb diet. That being said, one or two slices of an apple probably aren’t enough to kick you out of ketosis, but it depends on your goals, preferences, and individual metabolism. Tip: Adding fat like coconut cream
or whipped cream slows the blood
sugar rise associated with eating fruit. Berries and cream for dessert, anyone?Keto SweetenersOf course, you know sugar and honey and sugary syrups are off-limits. Artificial sweeteners like sucralose (found in Splenda® products) are believed to have little to no effects on blood sugar and insulin levels, but this can depend on the person and how often they consume
them. Some studies
have associated the consumption of these diet sodas and artificial sweeteners with a greater risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.