- Keto diet involves eating low-carb, moderate protein and high fat
- Following the diet can be tricky for vegans
- Ensure that you snack healthy when following this diet
Keto diet has gained huge popularity in the past years. This is a low-carb weight loss diet which involves eating more fats, moderate protein and low carb. This diet is popular for offering weight loss benefits. Understanding the vegan ketogenic diet can be tricky. In the vegan version of keto diet, protein, fats and carbs all need to be consumed from plant-based sources. It also allows you to add good amount of protein to your diet. Here's a list of foods you should eat and avoid in a vegan keto diet.
Vegan keto diet: Know what to eat and avoid
Foods to eat on vegan keto diet
Add plant-based fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil or nuts oils.
It is best to choose non-starchy vegetables such as leafy greens especially spinach, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, mushrooms, and cucumber.
While following a vegan keto diet, you can protein from sources such as peanut butter and full-fat tofu.
Nuts and seeds are extremely healthy and can help in weight loss too. Almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and macadamia nuts are some best options.
You can also add spices, lemon and a few fruits to your diet.
Foods to avoid
To follow a vegan keto diet you should avoid all animal-based products. Starchy vegetables, legumes, grains and alcohol should be avoided.
Vegan keto snacks
When on a diet, the hunger pangs you experience between the meals make you consume unnecessary calories. Some vegan-keto friendly snacks you can try are- coconut-based products like coconut chips, nuts and coconut bars. You can also consume cucumber. Nuts and seeds are also healthy and heavy snacks that can be consumed in moderation.
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