Lettuce is sure to be a part of every balanced diet, so can someone on the Keto plan have it?
The Short Answer:
Yes, lettuce is a good Keto food.
The Long Answer:
What makes a great keto food? High in fat, low in carbs. Lettuce is low in carbs, but not high in fat, which makes it a good keto food, but not great.
Lettuce shouldn’t be the centerpiece of your keto day. It can however accompany some of your keto choices. It makes a great bread substitute. If eating burgers with a knife and fork isn’t your thing, slap it between two large lettuce leaves and go to town.
Lettuce has only two grams of carbs per serving. What’s more, it has one gram of fiber per serving, so in actuality for your keto macros, lettuce is only one gram of carbs.
Some common keto uses for lettuce include salads (with some kind of high fat protein and cheese), taco shells, the aforementioned bread substitute, and a topping for some of your favorite dishes. If you love sandwiches, just take all of the keto friendly ingredients that go in your typical sandwich, use lettuce as a base, and make it into a salad.
What is Keto?
The Ketogenic Diet, or Keto, is a low carb, high fat diet which helps you lose weight by forcing the body into a state of ketosis. On the Keto diet, users force the body to shed pounds by feeding on fat broken down in the liver, rather than carbohydrates and glucose.
When we eat a lot of carbohydrates, the body produces both insulin and glucose. The body feeds on the glucose to produce energy and stores fat, rather than burning it. With keto, you can lose weight, improve your overall health, and enrich yourself in both body and mind. Learn more about the Keto Diet here.