National Keto Day is celebrated on January 5, every year. The day is celebrated to increase awareness about this low carb, high-fat and high-protein diet that has known to help weight loss upto a great extent. Although, the Ketogenic diet hasn't been around for a very long time, the high-fat diet shot to popularity very soon. However, the diet didn't stay away from controversies. A number of questions were raised about the side-effects of the diet since it is very different from the balanced diet that is always advocated by experts.
However, if you have planned to get on the keto diet to lose weight, you must know that it is important to follow the rules of keto strictly. And while we know the healthiest Ketogenic ingredients to add to your diet, you must also know what to avoid to not throw your body off ketosis. This NKD let's talk about the foods that many people think are keto-friendly but are really not:
While salads are great, salad dressings may not be as low in carb as you may think it to be. The oil in the dressing may be a good source of fat but the as less as one medium bowl of salad with dressing may contain upto 10 grams of carbs. If you are buying your dressing mix from outside, make sure to check the nutritional content.
Although plain yoghurt is better than the flavoured variety it may not be as low in carb as it may seem to be. A medium cup of plain yoghurt may contain about 10 grams of carbs. Since yoghurt is packed with health benefits, you can include it into your diet in limited portions.
You might want to switch to other variety of nuts like pecan or brazil nuts because cashew does contain a good amount of carbs. Even a handful of cashew may contain over 9 grams of carbs which can really mess with the keto diet.
Tomato sauce may seem quite harmless to many but it does contain quite some carbs. Especially if you are having your tomato sauce with something really healthy. 1/4th a cup of tomato sauce may easily contain about 7-8 grams of carbs.
The idea is to read the label before consuming anything packaged while you are restricting your diet. Many foods that may be rich in fats may also be rich in carbs equally.