Almonds’ healthy fats and low carbohydrate content make them a perfect match for a keto diet. Read on and discover all its benefits.
Surely you know someone who is following the Keto Diet, because it is very popular among athletes and those who want to lose weight, doesn’t it ring a bell? If you are curious to know what it’s all about, we recommend this introductory post on theKeto Market ketogenic diet.
One of its bases is to obtain calories from fatty foods. This is where almonds come into play, becoming a natural food supplement for a low-carbohydrate nutritional plan. That’s why almonds, and especially their by-products (milk, flour, butter, cream…) are a match for the Keto Diet.
Although we like to think more like user @keto_con_laura, to the effect that there are no keto and non-keto foods, it all depends on the proportions, the ideal to reach ketosis is to consume a maximum amount of carbohydrates between 20-50g per day. The approximate ratio of daily calorie intake to a ketone body would be as follows:
- 60 – 75% fat
- 25 – 30% protein
- 5 – 10% carbohydrates
Our organic blanched almonds, for example, provide 58g* of healthy fats compared to 5.43g of carbohydrates, 22.6g of protein and 9.57g of fibre.
To achieve and maintain ketosis, it is very important to restrict the consumption of all cereals in all forms (grains, bread, pasta, flour), pulses, vegetables and fruit. And, of course, no added sugars. This is why almond products also become an essential ingredient in the Keto Diet. Milk, flour and almond cream are perfect substitutes for these keto-banned foods.
Chirlata’s organic almond milk is low in carbohydrates, gluten-free and lactose-free. Just like our almond flour, made from 100% organic ground almonds. And the raw almond cream, without sugar or additives, provides a nutritional value* of:
- Fat: 58,71g
- Carbohydrates: 2.5g
- Protein: 20,49g
- Fibre: 12,07g
(*value on 100g)
If you would like to try it, from Almendras Chirlata we propose this Menu KETO FOR ONE DAY:
Greek yoghurt with almond cream and berries (1.9 net carbs per 100 g serving)
Keto quiche with salad
(3.9 net carbohydrates per 100g portion)
Herbed chicken wings with cheese sauce and salad (2.1 net carbs per 100 g portion)
Almonds with MCT coffee
and/or Almond drink
And if you get the hang of it, in addition to @keto_market and @keto_con_laura, you can follow @lesketofrenchies, @keto.genia, @keto_aove and @monsieur_ketoon social media for more delicious keto recipe ideas!
Have you tried the Keto Diet? Tell us about your experience in a comment