In general, fruits are known to be an important part of eating a healthy and balanced meal plan. Fruits are packed with nutrients and are high in fiber. However, most keto meal plans reduce fruit intake due to their high amounts of sugar despite its simple carbohydrate status. The good news is that not only do berries have a sweet pleasant taste, they are low in sugar, among the highest fiber fruits, which make them suitable for ketogenic weight loss.
Fiber Keeps You Full
Berries score low on the glycemic index, which measures how quickly something will raise blood sugar levels. This makes it appropriate for the diabetic meal plan, which means it is also suitable for keto meals. Fiber is a key component of determining net carbohydrates. Carbohydrates from fiber are not viewed the same as other types of carbohydrates. Research says that fiber has the potential to slow gastric emptying, keeping you feeling fuller longer. It also overall reduces the amount of calories consumed due to the feeling of fullness.
Antioxidants For the Win
Antioxidants are naturally occurring substances in food that fight oxidation, which is a process associated with the development of cancer, and other diseases that cause cell damage. Because berries are high in antioxidants, they are not only great for weight loss but also assist to decrease risk of chronic diseases and enhance the efficiency of the immune system.
My favorite way to eat berries these days is to throw a ¼ cup into my keto waffles. Check out my TikTok recipe for Keto Blueberry Waffles below!
Are you a berry lover? What’s your favorite way to enjoy them? Let me know in the comments!
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