In Colorado, a lot of people have been trying alternative diets. Everyone is looking for an easier way to change their lifestyle to be more fit and healthy. The Keto diet calls for high fat, low carb foods. But you can't eat a steak at every meal, can you?
Wouldn't it be nice if pickles were the end all be all snack while on a Keto diet?
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Wikipedia
So pickles have no fat right?! No carbs to speak of right?! Well, it is true that our PickleBear pickles have only about one carb per serving, and zero calories! While they won't account for the fat your body needs day to day, it seems like pickles might be the ultimate snack for a Keto diet.
You can mix them with higher fat dressing such as Ranch, which are also Keto friendly, and eliminate some of the negatives. Also it's delicious! Pictured above you can see a pickle bouquet we put together for Valentine's Day this year!
The brine is also full of electrolytes that help re-hydrate your body while it starts to transition to your new diet. During the transition you may experience diarrhea, and the electrolytes in the pickles will fast become your best friend!
That being said, we believe pickles are the perfect addition to a Keto diet. They have all the benefits with little to no drawback when it comes to a delicious nutritious snack. Opponents to this thought process maintain that pickles are not truly Keto because the seeds of the pickles contain proteins called lectins, which occurring naturally in plants, and have been said to be a linked cause to weight gain and inflammation in humans.
If you enjoy a Keto diet or are considering it, stay tuned to PickleBear.com for pickle recipes and fun things to try yourself at home!