Keto Food List
Honey
Sweeteners
Not Keto Friendly
Per 100g
Net carbs
82.4g
Total carbs
82.4g
Fats
-
Protein
0.3g
Calories
304
Glycemic Index
58
Fiber
0.2g
Sugars
82.1g

Is Honey Keto?

No, honey is not keto-friendly as it is high in carbs and calories.

Honey contains simple sugars such as fructose and glucose, which your body will happily use as fuel instead of drawing energy from fat stores, which in turn will bump you out of ketosis.

Not Keto

  • You should avoid honey on keto because it is very high in net carbs (82.4g of net carbs per every 100g serving).
  • The keto diet relies on ketone bodies, a fuel the liver produces from the stored fat in the body. The high amount of net carbs in honey acts as fuel instead of ketones, and this will undoubtedly kick you out of ketosis even if you consume honey in small amounts.
  • While on keto, you should ideally limit your daily carb intake from 20g to 30g to maintain ketosis.
  • Some processed honey brands have artificial sweeteners such as acesulfame K, which leads to increased appetite, health problems, and weight gain.
  • If you are on a keto diet but still craving that sweetness of honey, you should instead look for other natural keto sweeteners such as erythritol, stevia, and monk fruit.

Not Suitable for People With Diabetes

  • Because of its high carb content, honey has a high glycemic index. Foods with a high glycemic index rapidly increase the glucose in your blood, thus making it harder to manage diabetes.
  • High glycemic score sweeteners are also linked to other chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases and obesity.
  • As you can see, honey is not suitable for you if you are on keto. Many people assume that raw honey is better and healthier than processed honey, but both are not good for you on a nutritional level.
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