Isn’t bread delicious? But if you’re on a keto diet for any reason, you’ll have to say goodbye to your favorite bakery treats. Good thing there’s keto bread so you can still indulge in the goodness of bread.
Does keto bread exist? You bet it does! After all, keto desserts do, so why not bread?
Read on as we take a closer, in-depth look at this delicious treat, minus all the guilt!
What’s keto bread?
Keto bread is a type of bread that is made for individuals who are following a strict, low-carb ketogenic diet. And that’s it. Got it? Good, let’s move on.
What’s a keto diet again?
According to Everyday Health, a keto diet is basically depleting the body of any carbohydrates. Carbs are the primary source of a body’s energy. If there are no carbs, the body will burn fat for fuel. This results in a buildup of acids called ketones within the body, which will maximize weight loss.
What are keto bread ingredients?
So here’s how it’s different from white bread and other kinds. Keto bread is not made with flour but with low-carb substitutes. Popular substitutes for the usual flour in the bread recipe are almond flour, psyllium husk powder, and coconut flour. All are extremely low in carbs. For example, according to Healthline, almond flour contains only 3 grams of total carbs and 1 gram of net carbs per 2-tablespoon (14-gram) serving.
Other ingredients may include butter, egg whites, baking powder, and salt. Optional ingredients are keto sweeteners, xanthan gum to make the bread more chewy and firm, and cream of tartar.
So… it contains carbs?
Wait, you just said that a keto diet is for depleting a body of carbs. But then you just said that almond flour has carbs. So is it really keto-friendly?
The answer to that is a resounding yes. According to Health Digest, the keto diet doesn’t completely eliminate carbs from your daily diet. But being on that diet significantly reduces the number of carbs you eat each day. After all, for you to be considered to be on a keto diet, your carb range must be between 20 to 50 grams per day, and must not go past that. Best to find out what the carb per slice ratio is from where you bought your bread to be sure.
In short, you’ll still get carbs if you eat it, but not a lot to significantly affect your diet. Cool?
Does it help you lose weight?
Or is keto bread good for weight loss? Well, based on the explanation of this diet above, the answer is yes – as long as the bread you’re eating is really keto, of course.
Can you eat too much, though? If you eat more than your doctor’s recommended calorie count, no matter the little number of carbs per slice of bread, you may gain weight. So eat this bread in moderation.
What are the different ways of eating keto bread?
You can eat it like any other bread. Can keto bread be toasted and eaten with cream cheese? Absolutely! Want to eat it with a burger? Why not? You can even do a French toast with keto bread or a grilled cheese sandwich! It’s all entirely up to your imagination.
However, remember that it’s best to eat keto bread with other keto-friendly food. You are on a keto diet, after all!
Is this bread gluten-free?
If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you might be considering eating keto bread. But is gluten-free bread the same as keto bread?
Well, gluten-free and carb-free are not the same thing. According to Gluten-Free Living, the keto diet is not strictly gluten-free. And, according to Spinach Tiger, most keto-friendly foods are gluten-free, but gluten-free products are not necessarily keto-friendly and are often high in carbs.
And since we’re not doctors, it’s best to consult with yours if you’re on a gluten-free diet and you want to eat keto bread.
Is keto bread healthy?
If you eat keto bread, will it be good for your health? Well, you have to check the ingredients. For example, some keto breads are high in saturated fat. And high saturated fat is correlated with heart disease. It would also be good to know if the ingredients used in making the bread are real food ingredients. If the list contains only chemicals and additives, that particular bread is probably not healthy.
One last thing to remember is that keto bread may not have the same nutrients that can be found in whole grains, like vitamin B and plenty of other minerals.
Is keto bread ok for diabetics?
Well, according to WebMD, it depends on the diabetes type. People with type 2 diabetes who are overweight generally get good results. But those with type 1 diabetes should consult their doctors first before undergoing a keto diet. Otherwise, they risk ketoacidosis, a dangerous condition that occurs when the body doesn’t have enough insulin and ketones build up too much. That will result in excessive thirst, excessive urination, confusion, and fatigue.
Does keto bread taste good?
What does keto bread taste like? There are a variety of opinions like the bread taste too eggy, or like cardboard. But generally, if it’s not badly made, it should be totally fine. Of course, the best way to find out is to Google “keto bread bakery near me” and buy from those bakeries. See which one you like the most, then buy only that.
Can keto bread cause weight gain?
Is this type of bread fattening? Well, it depends. If it’s highly processed or improperly prepared, that might happen. Best to find out details from where you bought that bread!
Are there any bad effects from eating it?
For example, can keto bread cause constipation or diarrhea? Well, the answer is yes. Medical News Today says that despite the benefits of a keto diet, some might feel adverse effects like diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, and abdominal pain. It’s best to consult with your dietician or physician before you start eating pure keto.
How should you store keto bread?
Should keto bread be refrigerated? The answer is yes. The ingredients are too fragile for the bread to stay good at room temperature. In the refrigerator, the bread will last for two weeks. To store, wrap the bread in parchment paper.
If you find two weeks is too short for you, you might be wondering “can keto bread be frozen?” The answer is also yes. Best to keep the bread in a ziplock bag. You can store it for up to 6 months.
Make your own low-carb bread with The Bailiwick Academy!
Are you now interested in trying out some keto bread? Well, you won’t exactly be able to buy keto bread instantly in say, SM Supermarkets or in stores. Not to worry though: there is plenty of keto bread in the Philippines – plenty of keto bread in Manila, in fact.
Of course, since it’s keto bread, it’s slightly more expensive. Plus, since different keto bread brands use different ingredients, each keto bread taste will not be consistent. So if you’re wondering “which keto bread is best,” you might end up buying plenty of options before getting your answer.
And that would be a waste of time and money.
Why not just enroll at The Bailiwick Academy and learn how to make keto bread online?
Check out our latest class with Ms. Chiqui Dingcong: Keto Bread The Gluten-Free Series!
Enroll in this class and you’ll learn how keto bread is made. You’ll also learn how to make versions of these popular bread types: dinner rolls, loaf bread, and burger and hot dog buns! And unlike some breads, these ones won’t have the eggy taste that you and your customers may not like.
Plus, because Ms. Chiqui is generous, she has also included a bonus recipe for making keto pan de sal.
And of course, you’ll learn amazing baking tips and tricks so you can be sure that your creations will turn out great!
You never know, the things you learn in this class might end up becoming your favorite recipes.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up now at The Bailiwick Academy!
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