Can You Eat Carrots On Keto Diet? [2019]

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can you eat carrots on keto diet
Yes, you can eat carrots on a keto diet. However, you need to keep track of the numbers of carbs you're consuming throughout the day.
 

Can you eat carrots on keto diet is the next query we answer in this article – and this is for the fact that carrots, being the vegetable that’s grown below the ground, make people worry if they should be consuming carrots or not as they have more net carbs than the veggies grown above the ground.

Before we start, it is important to recall the idea of the keto diet so we can keep ourselves on track and stick to it.

Keto diet, for those who don’t know, was designed to stick to low carbs edibles in order to promote quick weight loss, better health, and good performance.

To do that, you need to provide your body with net carbs lower than 50 grams per day, or 20 grams ideally – the lesser the carbs intake, the better the outcome/ result.

In case you don’t know what net carb is, it’s total carbs found in the food minus (-) dietary fiber – so if one carrot contains 10 grams of carbs and dietary fiber found in it is 5, your net carb per serving is 5 grams.

The beauty of keto diet is, your body depends upon the fat content present in your body thus burning more fat, promoting weight loss.

Now, what’s the case with carrots here? Can you eat carrots on keto diet? Let’s find out.

Can you eat carrots on keto diet?

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As stated above, carrots are grown below the surface thus contain more carbs but it is still considered as a keto-supportive food.

For reference, foods that are grown below ground contain 7 to 17 carbs per 100 grams – if your plan is to stick to eating carbs lower than 20, one 100 grams serving of carrots can reach the maximum number (20) quickly and you won’t be able to eat any more foods.

Well, what do you do then? How do you eat carrots on a keto diet? The answer is simple and to the point; if you are really wondering of introducing carrots to keto diet, you are advised to only eat 1 carrot a day so you can enjoy rest of the foods as well – a medium sized carrot contains about 5 net carbs, leaving you with the capacity of 15 net carbs more, if your plan is to eat 20 net carbs each day.

For people who are aiming to eat lower than 50 net carbs per day, eating a carrot on keto diet is no problem.

To sum it up, you need to keep track of the net carbs found in the carrots and other foods you’d be eating throughout your day – if the amount happens to be lower than 20 carbs, it’s perfect, if the amount happens to be lower than 50 carbs, it’s fine.

In the end, carrots are keto-supportive and can be consumed if you’re on a keto diet.

How do you plan to add carrots to your keto diet? Let us know in the comments’ section – we would love to know.

Conclusions:

A. Carrots can be eaten on a keto diet.

B. The amount of carbs in carrots are more because they are grown below the surface.

C. A medium sized carrot has 5 net carbs in most cases.

D. Carrots have more net carbs than veggies grown above the surface, like Spinach.

E. The lower the carbs intake, the better.

F. You need to keep track of all the numbers of carbs you’d be taking in throughout the day.

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