Is watermelon keto? What fruits you can eat while on keto

Is watermelon keto? What fruits you can eat while on keto

Credit: Original article published on Medical News Today

A person can eat watermelon as part of a keto diet, as long as they make sure the carbohydrate content fits within their desired macronutrient ratio.

Watermelon is rich in nutrients and can hold a lot of water. For this reason, they are a suitable fruit for maintaining hydration and overall health.

However, as with all fruits, watermelons naturally contain sugars. Therefore, people following a ketogenic diet may worry that eating watermelon could take them out of ketosis, the metabolic process that burns fat instead of carbs.

A ketogenic, or keto, diet is an eating plan containing high amounts of fat, moderate amounts of protein, and very low amounts of carbohydrates.

As sugars are carbohydrates, it is reasonable to assume that watermelons are not keto-friendly.

This article will provide some nutritional information about watermelons and discusses their proper place in a ketogenic diet. It will also list some keto-friendly fruits.

Carb content and nutrient profile of watermelon

Watermelons contain many different nutrients.

Vitamin C

One cup of diced watermelon provides 21% of a person’s daily requirement of vitamin C. This is an antioxidant that helps the body maintain healthy tissues, blood vessels, and bones.

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