Are Beans Keto? What To Know About Eating Beans On A Low-Carb Diet
Credit: Original article published on Women’s Health
The word “keto” is everywhere nowadays—your IG feed, the grocery store aisles, food labels, cookbooks galore, the list goes on. It’s a super popular diet, and if you’re trying to do it yourself, you might be Googling very specific types of foods to clarify whether you can eat them on the keto diet or not. And since they’re so delicious and protein-rich, you might find yourself asking: Are beans keto? Here’s the answer: It’s complicated.
First things first, let’s get a little bit more specific about what the keto diet even is. “A keto diet is a very low carbohydrate diet,” explains Keri Gans, RDN. “The goal is to put your body into ketosis, and that is achieved by reducing your carb consumption to around 20 to 50 grams per day, depending on your size.” Overall, your diet is supposed to consist mainly of calories from fat, says Gans, which is ultimately quite restrictive compared to other eating methods. (a.k.a., be sure to consult your doctor before diving in.)
That said, because they’re so yummy, where do beans fit in when it comes to the keto diet? Are beans keto at all? What are some ways you can (or can’t) incorporate them? All of these inquiries are totally understandable, especially considering there is a plethora of conflicting nutrition information out there on the Internet. For answers to all of these questions and more—all according to RDs—keep reading.
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