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Friday, January 28, 2022

Foods to Avoid or Limit on Keto Diet

You need to avoid or limit these foods if you want a perfect keto diet.

If you just start the keto diet, there are some foods you need to limit or even avoid. You may think these foods are okay to eat on the keto diet, but these foods’ contents are not friendly for your diet. So, make sure you eat the right food.

A ketogenic diet or well-known as the keto diet is a diet to reduce carbs and high-fat consumption. Many studies confirm that despite losing weight, the keto diet also offers some health benefits. People who do the keto diet have chances to prevent diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s.

Refined carbs

keto diet foods: refined carbs
Refined carbs: rice, pasta, and bread (source: Lark Health)

The most important thing on your keto diet is paying attention to how much carbs have you consumed for a day. Most refined carbs foods are staples foods, thus you still need them. Make sure that you are not overconsumption refined carbs such as bread, rice, and pasta.

Honey and syrups

keto diet foods: honey
Honey (source: Healthline)

Honey and syrups like maple syrup are containing sugar. You need to reduce this consumption as well on your diet. It is relating to how much carbs have you consume for a day. Not only the carbs, but you also need to pay attention to your sugar consumption too. You need to know how many grams of sugar are in your food.
Sauces and other condiments

keto diet foods: sauces and condiments
Sauces and condiments (source: The Dr. Oz Show)

Believe it or not, sauces and any condiments, or even your favorite sauce to give your food more flavor also contains high carbs. If you eat pasta with sweet chili sauce, you just consumed double carbs on your lunch. Again, you need to focus on how much carbs are in every food you eat. Now, you need to reduce sauces consumption in your daily meals like barbecue sauce, ketchup, and sweet chili sauce.

Annisa Lisya
Indonesian freelance writer. A foodie and movie savvy with a little hobby of shopping and an anime enthusiast, writing with all will!

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