The Keto Diet is one of the world's most popular diets right now. You may have heard people that you know talking about it, along with diet experts and even celebrities that are now touting the benefits of this new and revolutionary diet. So what is it?
The Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The goal of the ketogenic diet is to ultimately get into what's known as Ketosis. Ketosis is a beneficial metabolic state in which your body no longer uses glycogen (carbohydrates) for fuel, but instead, adapts to run completely off of fat.
This can be achieved through the Keto diet as you eliminate carbohydrates almost completely. The Ketogenic protocol calls for 60-75% of your calories to come from fat, 15-30% of calories from protein, and only 5-10% of those calories from carbohydrates. By eliminating carbohyrdates, the body is forced to begin burning fat as fuel. It causes the body to produce ketones, a fat derived fuel source, in the liver to be used as energy. The body can run off ketones in the metabolic state known as Ketosis.
This beneficial metabolic state has a myriad of positive health implications. You can read more about the Keto Diet here.
So, the ultimate question still remains... Is PowerCreamer Keto Friendly? The answer: 100% Yes! Let's see why
The PowerCreamer is the perfect Keto coffee product for a few reasons:
Let's take a deeper look into why PowerCreamer is the perfect Keto coffee product
Almost every traditional coffee creamer on the market is PACKED with processed ingredients and LOADED with SUGAR! Just take a look at those labels next time you are in the supermarket. Some boast as much as 10g of sugar per serving.. 10 GRAMS!
PowerCreamer is completely sugar free. The PowerCreamer Original and Cacao flavors are completely unsweetened. These flavors are unsweetened to allow the natural notes of the grassfed ghee and organic extra virgin coconut oil to shine through. The Cacao flavor needs no sweetness because of the rich, nutty, chocolate flavor that it boasts. Cacao is uncooked cocoa, raw cacao has much richer notes, with no bitterness whatsoever.
The Cinnamon and Vanilla PowerCreamer's are flavored with only natural ingredients and flavors. Instead of using sugar to add sweetness, we use Organic Stevia Extract.
Stevia is a plant species native to Brazil and Paraguay. The active compounds are steviol glycosides, which have 30 to 150 times the sweetness of sugar. Stevia is a great zero calorie sweetener; it works perfect for Keto because it has no effect blood glucose levels, allowing you to remain in a state of Ketosis.
PowerCreamer is a great Keto option because it is a unique combination of 100% high quality, keto friendly fats. It contains no fillers, no water, no sugar, and no preservatives. The PowerCreamer is made of:
One of the best things about PowerCreamer is the types of fats that we used. When compared to other, low quality creamers you will see that they mostly contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. Don't believe me? Here is one of the ingredients from the label of a popular coffee creamer:
"Vegetable Oil (High Oleic Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed)"
Soybean and cottonseed oils are are highly processed, highly refined commodity ingredients that have very low nutritional value. Why do they use these? Because they are cheap to manufacture and have no taste, meaning they can manipulate the flavors through artificial means.
The PowerCreamer is naturally flavored and uses it's high quality ingredients as the main source of taste. We let our ingredients do the work, we don't have to include artificial flavors.
PowerCreamer's primary ingredient is ghee from grassfed and pasture raised cows. What this means is that our ghee comes from cows that eat and graze in their natural environment, eating what they were meant to eat, GRASS!
This results in a very nutritious product, full of the nutrients that they ingest. Our ghee is a rich golden yellow, meaning that it has higher levels of beta carotene, a byproduct of eating a diet full of nutritious green grass. You can learn more about our ghee in this article.
MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglyceride) is a staple for most people on the Ketogenic diet. That is because it is a perfect ketogenic fat. MCT Oil is manufactured from both Coconuts and it is the most potent part of the coconut fat. You can learn more about MCT Oil here.
MCT Oil is digested much differently than normal fats. It bypasses normal means of digestion and can quickly be converted into ketones, an instant fuel source.
PowerCreamer is the only coffee creamer on the market that includes MCT Oil, making it a perfect ketogenic coffee creamer.
PowerCreamer is a great option for the Keto Diet, all you have to do is pour it in, blend it up, and get your Keto morning started. Check out the PowerCreamer flavors here.
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