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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Ketogenic Diet Drink List

Ketogenic diets have an immensity of benefits and to experience all those benefits, there is a need to watch what you drink. The diet is based on consuming high amounts of fat and low amounts of carbs. The process that goes on during this diet is called ketosis and to maximize that to its fullest, there is a need to consume what is referred to as ketogenic drinks. To help you along that ketogenic journey, here is a look at what to drink and what not to drink

Water

This one is kind of self-explanatory. Water plays a key role in ketosis as it regulates body temperature and also does an excellent job of hydrating you at all times. And if water becomes too plain for your taste buds, try adding some herbs to up the flavor profile.

Coffee

There is nothing wrong with having a morning coffee while on a ketogenic diet. Just remember to avoid adding sugar. The addition of sugar will have an impact on the process of ketosis in your body. The safest bet is to drink it black. Some alternatives to coffee are different teas, which include the green, black and herbal varieties,


Alcoholic Beverages

Many veto veterans will advise you to refrain from drinking any type of alcohol. However, if you want to indulge yourself with a drink, there are options outside of going cold turkey. Hard liquor is a popular choice and there are also light beers that are acceptable along with unsweetened wines.  Choose a stiff drink that is free of sugar and do not overindulge on your drink of choice.

Smoothies, Sodas and Energy Drinks

Smoothies and sodas do not sound like a ketogenic option, although there are exceptions. There is nothing wrong with drinking a smoothie that is made from fruits or vegetables, presuming it is low in carbs. Two popular options for keto smoothies are berries and spinach. They work well mixed with avocado fat, yogurt that is high in fat, or egg yolks.


When it comes to sodas, diet soda and club soda are both acceptable. The common theme of sugar-free remains intact when choosing your soda. There are also brands that add a bit of a fruit flavor to their sugar-free sodas. There is not much wiggle room as far as energy drinks go. They must have zero carbs and low calories, without exception.


We wish you luck on your ketogenic journey! Nutritional coaching is available at Everlasting Changes for those looking for assistance with meal planning that offers proper nutrition and supports their fitness goals.

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