At La Fourmi, we will never promote a particular diet. We will always recommend you toeat healthy and follow a balanced diet, and if possible organic and local food first. We stillwant to provide our products to the greatest number of people, which includes those who chose a diet such as keto or ketogenic. Do you follow a Keto diet to lose weight or for multiple health reasons (epilepsy, for example)? No worries, here are the answers to your questions about our Nutbrown granola.
Are your products certified Keto granola?
Our granolas are not Keto certified. We decided to make this choice considering there is no official body who certifies Keto products, and the interpretation of diets may differ from one organization to another.
Indeed, if the main rule for Keto is not to exceed 50 grams of carbohydrates per day, some go above and beyond by totally discouraging the consumption of certain foods.
On the sugar consumption level, for example, there are disagreements. Some dieticians count the total carbohydrates (fibers + sugars), while others will not count the fibers that, according to them, do not play a role on blood sugar and therefore on ketosis. For example in this article.
Why are Nutbrown keto granola?
Although they contain coconut sugar, Nutbrown are a Keto friendly granola mainly for the fact they are high in fat (22g for 50g in the case of Nutbrown Natural, for example), and low in sugars (8g for 50g, also in Natural). At the same time, coconut sugar does not contain refined sugar, which significantly decreases its influence on blood sugar compared to refined white sugar.
Finally, cereals, clearly not recommended in the Keto diet to easily reach the ketosis, are replaced by nuts and seeds that are not discouraged, being high in fat and low in sugars.
What should I remember from all this?
The Keto diet is very hard to follow, you will constantly have to measure your food intake and it leaves only very little room for deviations. On the other hand, according to some people, it is always possible to have fun and to include a small amount of carbohydrates in your meals.
Nutbrown are a keto friendly granolagranola : Low in sugars, high in fat, you could easily eat it as part of a Keto diet by including it in your calculations.
Each product page has a “nutritional value” part. It will be useful to you in order to follow your Keto diet, without depriving you of small pleasures.
More about the Keto diet
Can you tell me more about the Keto diet?
The ketogenic diet, or Keto, is quite simple to define. It consists in significantly reducing the carbohydrate intake to reach 50 grams per day maximum. For comparison, someone without a particular diet should consume about 300g of carbohydrates per day.
When this state is maintained over time, the brain will not seek energy in the carbohydrates brought by daily meals, since there is not enough, but in the fats consumed and then stored. That is what we call the ketosis.
No more desserts, pastries, candies and other sweet products. An excessively large deviation causes the state of ketosis to disappear and the diet must start again from the beginning.
It is very similar to the Paleo diet.
What are the benefits of the Keto diet?
It allows you to lose weight quickly if you follow the diet scrupulously and limit your calories intake.
It also helps reduce seizures in people with epilepsy.
Are there any side effects with the Keto diet??
There are many side effects: bad breath (halitosis), constipation, flu-like symptoms, fatigue. It is a diet that is not recommended for athletes.
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