Allowed Product List
If you’ve decided to go on the Keto diet after 50, be sure you won’t regret your choice! So when you start something new, the first and the main thing you need to do is consult the Keto dietary features. Nevertheless, most importantly, you must look at the list of allowed products to remember this list and adhere strictly to it.
Don’t worry! The low-carb eating plan isn’t overly limited. Check out what products you can and must buy in the supermarket and start a new stage in your life.
Meat and Poultry
Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, turkey, veal includes no-carb, but high protein and fat intake. That is the primary reason why meat and poultry products are known as the staples for the Ketogenic diet. Besides this, bacon and organ meats are also allowed for consumption.
When it comes to seafood, you also have an excellent list. You can buy and cook a lot of delicious dishes from:
Lobster, Shrimp, Octopus, Salmon, Tuna, Oysters, Mussels, Squid, and Scallops
The most useful Keto seafood is the crab and shrimp. They don’t contain carbohydrates at all.
Only low-carb and non-starchy veggies can be eaten by people who go on the Keto diet. It means that you can add the following vegetables:
Avocados, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Radishes, Mushrooms, Eggplant, Celery, Bell peppers, Herbs, Asparagus, Kohlrabi, Mustard, Spinach, Lettuce, Kale, and Brussels sprouts
My advice to you is to becareful with dairy. Not all dairy food can be useful for you if you want to stick to the Keto diet. Here are the products you can buy and cook:
Eggs, Butter and ghee, Heavy cream and whipping cream, Sour cream, Unflavored Greek yogurt, Cottage cheese, and Hard, semi-hard, soft, and cream cheeses
Unfortunately, most fruits have high levels of carbs and can’t be included on the Keto diet. However, you can consume:
Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, and Blueberries
Nuts and Seeds
A lot of experts recommend paying attention to nuts and seeds that are high-fat and low-carb. You can add such nuts and seeds to your dishes as:
Almond, Pecans, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Chia seeds, and Flaxseed
Coconut and Olive Oils
To cook tasty fatty dishes, you need oil. Coconut and olive oils have unique properties that make them suitable for a Keto diet. These oils are rich in fat and boost ketone production. Moreover, they can be used for salad dressing and adding to cooked dishes.
The Keto diet means that you should drink only unsweetened coffee and tea because they don’t include carbs and fasten metabolism. Besides, you can drink dark chocolate and cocoa. Such drinks have low levels of carbohydrates, and that’s why they’re permitted.
Prohibited Product List
When it comes to food lists, you should avoid the low-carb, high-fat diet, be attentive, and check it carefully. Well, you can’t eat:
- Grains (like oatmeal, pasta, bulgur, corn, wheat, buckwheat, rice, etc.)
- Low-fat dairy (fat-free yogurt, skim milk, skim Mozzarella, etc.)
- Most fruits (melon, watermelon, apples, peaches, bananas, grapes, oranges, plums, grapefruits, mangos, cherries, pineapples, pears, etc.)
- Starchy veggies (potatoes, beets, turnips, parsnips, etc.)
- Grain foods (pasta, popcorn, muesli, cereal, bagels, bread, etc.)
- Some oils (soya bean oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, canola oil)
- Typical snack foods (crackers, potato chips, etc.) Trans fats (margarine)
- Sweeteners and added sugars (corn syrup, cane sugar, honey, agave nectar, etc.)
- Sweetened drinks (sweetened coffee and tea, juice, soda, smoothies)