One of the most common questions we get asked is whether ROYO bread and bagels are suitable for those who follow a Keto lifestyle. And we’re happy to tell you, the answer is YES! Let us explain how.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Keto (short for ketogenic) diet, this diet centers around the consumption of low carb, high fat foods. The aim is to put the body into a state of “ketosis”, which occurs when one’s carbohydrate intake is drastically reduced and replaced with a high intake of fat.
After some time, the body learns to burn fat for energy (as its main energy source), leading to an overall reduction of fat in the body. People who follow the keto diet have also found it to lower their blood sugar and insulin levels, and contribute to weight loss.
So, how do our delicious ROYO products fit into keto eating habits?
Well, most people who follow a keto diet keep to a strict daily maximum consumption of 25-50 grams net carbs, in order to remain in a state of ketosis.
What’s the difference between regular carbs and “net carbs”, you may ask? Put simply:
Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Dietary Fiber
Net Carbs: carbohydrates in food that your body can actually digest and use for energy
Total Fiber: carbohydrates that cannot be properly digested by the body and are therefore discounted
The good news? Due to the high fiber content in all ROYO breads (thanks to our magic ingredient - Resistant Wheat Starch!), their net carb content is extremely low, especially when compared to the most common breads available on the market.
Let’s break down the net carb content, one by one:
- ROYO Low Carb Artisan Bread has a grand total of 2g net carbs
- ROYO Everything Low Carb Keto Bagel has a grand total of 6g net carbs
- ROYO Plain Low Carb Keto Bagel has a grand total of 5g net carbs
- ROYO Sesame Low Carb Keto Bagel has a grand total of 5g net carbs
As you can see, even for those keto dieters who prefer to stick to the very lowest amounts of daily carbohydrates consumption, ROYO breads can easily feature as a regular part of their diet. So, it’s official! You don’t have to give up your favorite Peanut Butter toast in the morning (or your lox and cream cheese bagel).
Indulge and enjoy with ROYO, each and every day.