Keto dieters are always looking for condiments that fit into their lifestyle. What about relish? Is that acceptable on a keto diet?
The Short Answer:
Most forms of pickle relish are perfect for the keto diet.
The Long Answer:
When you’re on the keto diet, it can be a major pain to find condiments that help to accentuate the flavors of your food. A lot of traditional condiments like ketchup are out because of a high sugar content. Mustard works perfectly, but you don’t want only one condiment over and over again. Too much of a good thing is never good in the long run.
But what about relish? That chopped up green pickle-based spread typically mixed in with deviled eggs or spread atop hot dogs? I’m happy to report that pickle-based relishes are typically ok for a keto diet. Of course, you’ll want to check the labels as always, but most regular pickle relishes are going to fit into your keto lifestyle.
That’s not to say that all pickle relishes are alright. You’ll want to avoid sweet relishes as they typically have a high sugar content. Hamburger relish is mixed in with a ketchup base, which is decidedly not keto. But as long as the carbs are low, and the fat is high, you won’t encounter any macro-breaking hardships in this department.
Of course, not all relishes are made from pickles. Products like cranberry relish are high in sugar and should be avoided.
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.
Have you implemented relish into your keto diet? What kind of recipes have you used relish in? Can these be added to a keto routine? Sound off in the comment section below and let us know!