Foods & Culinary

Is a Low Carb Keto Cereal Healthy

Possibly the most frustrating meal to eat if you are following a low-carb diet, has to be breakfast. With cereals and breakfast options that are full of carbs and hardly any protein, we need to wreck our brains with all the different ingredients and spend hours searching for that perfect option, which sometimes you just have to skip anyways because it takes too much time.

Enter – Keto Friendly Cereals.

Now you don’t need to spend hours at the store reading the carb content and nutritional information on boxes, because there is a new kid on the block, and he promises to be very healthy for you!

There are cereals like the ones on this site, which are new high-protein, low-carb cereal brands that is striving to fit into the Keto-friendly nutritional profile, by creating their very own Keto-friendly cereal. Not only do their packaging look aesthetically pleasing but the ingredients are promising too.

In comparison to other cereals on the market that are high in sugars and carbs, and low in protein and have artificial ingredients in them. Low car keto cereal boasts its nutritional values of 12 grams of protein per serving and only 3 grams of net carbs. Compare this to something like Cheerios which has 20+ grams of carbs per serving.

And what is also stress-relieving is its list of ingredients, which we can actually pronounce. Included in their blend is an assortment of:

Protein Blend: which stems from both milk protein (the easiest absorbed protein) and whey protein (whey is the liquid left behind once cow’s milk is curdled and strained during the process of making cheese. Also used in whey-protein shakes.)

Coconut Oil: Classified as a ‘superfood’, is high in healthy saturated fats. It is a source of good cholesterol, boosts energy and increases weight-loss. It has been studied for centuries for its ability to show better brain-function in participants and has medicinal uses in treating Alzheimer’s and killing harmful micro-organisms in humans.

Tapioca Flour: Which is naturally gluten-free and easy to digest. This a type of starch that is extracted from the roots of a cassava plant. It is a good source of Iron and aids in weight loss.

Chicory Root Fibre: A soluble fibre that is found in the chicory plant. This is good source for keeping a healthy gut. The ‘Inulin’ that is found in the chicory root helps to detox the liver and remove toxins from the digestive tract in our bodies.

Natural Flavours: Frosted, Fruity, Cocoa, and Blueberry.

Salt: Keeps the body hydrated, prevents low blood pressure, helps us contract our muscles. Point to note is that Sodium and Salt are not the same thing. Read more here.

‘Sweetener Blend’: a mixture of Stevia, Monk Fruit (from a plant in China and Thailand, it is almost 150 times sweeter than other sugars) and Allulose a new kind of sweetener that has hit the market and is also sweeter than regular table sugar. It is extracted from maple syrup, raisins and figs in small amounts. And unlike other sugars, it does not spike one’s insulin. Although it is good to note that because it is a new type of ingredient, a limited number of studies has been done about it, so should be eaten in moderation. 

As we already know, when being on a Keto-diet, the protocol is to have low crabs (approximately a net amount of 20 grams per day), high saturated fats and a moderate amount of protein. So, when it comes to our choice of cereals, it is good to remember that our every-day cereals (Wheaties, Special K, Oat Flakes) already put your numbers way above the 20 grams, even without adding milk to it.   

If a Keto-friendly cereal, has about 8 grams per serving of carbs, according to the math this seems to fit pretty well into the required Keto numbers. Even though it does not have a high enough amount of fat (which is a requirement on a Keto-diet) it only means that there is room to incorporate additional food groups such as avocados or eggs on the side, to make up for the healthy fats and add some different varieties of tastes on a daily basis.  

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