September 02, 2021
Is popcorn keto?
Short Answer - No.
Long Answer - Corn is actually a grain and of course popcorn is made from corn. We’ve been taught that popcorn, specifically plain popcorn with some salt is a great food for dieters. Something salty to snack on that has few calories. This really isn’t the case. Popcorn has 10 net carbs in 2 cups and to be perfectly honest doesn’t fill out up. There are lots of other options for snacks that can fill you up and stay in ketosis. One option if you are looking for a crunch salty snack is pork rinds. There are a ton of flavors these days and you can even dip them in guacamole or sour cream. It really is an excellent snack or meal idea.
With popcorn and corn being a no go on keto there are a number of other items that come to mind. Corn tortillas, corn bread, corn chips and of course corn. Corn is really cheap and subsidized by the government, meaning farmers are paid by the government to grow corn. Because of this you’ll find it in an amazing number of foods and food like products. Avoid corn oil too, it causes inflammation.
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