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Corn
Vegetables
Not Keto Friendly
Per 100g
Net carbs
16.6g
Total carbs
18.6g
Fats
1.35g
Protein
3.26g
Calories
86
Glycemic Index
52
Fiber
2g
Sugars
6.24g

Is Corn Keto-Friendly?

Unfortunately, corn is not keto-friendly. It is too high in net carbs and may kick you out of ketosis even in a small serving size

Not Keto

  • Corn is unsuitable for you on keto as it is too high in net carbs (18.6g per 100g serving).
  • To maintain ketosis, you should limit your daily carb consumption from 20g to 50g.
  • Instead of corn, you can look for other low-carb keto-friendly alternatives such as olives, asparagus, and endives.

Too Low in Fats

  • During ketosis, your body burns fat for fuel instead of carbs. The macronutrient ratio of your foods during keto ought to be 70% fats, 20–25% protein, and 5–10% carbs.
  • A keto diet is low in carbs and high in fats. However, corn is the exact opposite of a keto diet as it is high in carbs and low in fat.
  • It is best to get fats from food sources low in carbs, such as avocado, ghee, and salmon.

Natural but Too High in Carbs

  • Corn is a clean label and minimally processed as it does not contain harmful non-keto ingredients such as artificial sweeteners, additives, and highly refined oils.
  • Corn is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect your body from cancer and heart disease.
  • It has carotenoids, a fat-soluble pigment suitable for eye health, protecting the eye from the damage that causes cataracts.
  • Corn also has a fair amount of fiber that aids in digestion and has small amounts of minerals like magnesium, potassium, and vitamins B, E, and K.
  • However, despite all these health benefits, corn is unsuitable for you on keto as it is too high in net carbs.
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