The Best Vegan Fat Sources For the Keto Diet, According to Experts
The keto diet is mostly associated with red meat, cheese, and full-fat dairy. And while all these foods certainly are allowed on the keto diet, it's possible to eschew animal products entirely and do a plant-based keto diet.
While many vegan staples such as whole grain bread, quinoa, and brown rice aren't allowed, you can stock up on plenty of nonstarchy veggies, low-sugar fruit, and healthy fat sources. Since the macro breakdown of the keto diet is about 70 to 80 percent fat, 15 to 20 percent protein, and five to 10 percent carbs, these fats will be a big part of the diet.
Our friends at Virta Health, a weight-loss clinic that helps treat type 2 diabetes patients with a ketogenic diet, outlined the best plant-based fats people who are doing a vegan keto diet should incorporate into their plan.
As always, be sure to consult with your doctor or registered dietitian before embarking on any major dietary changes. The keto diet, especially a plant-based keto diet, should be done under medical supervision.