This is the SIXTH post in a never-ending series of shorter information-rich articles with nutrition facts about specific types of food and their compatibility with a well-formulated keto diet. If you are serious about your keto challenge, then this article (and other articles in the series) is a must-read for you.
Today, you will learn a bit more about eating tomatoes on a ketogenic diet. They are one of the most popular vegetables out there. But can you eat tomatoes on a keto diet? Are they OK on this eating plan? Can you eat them in any amount you want? Let’s find this all out together.
The tables below present you the most important nutrition facts about tomatoes. As you can see, they show the information and data that will be the most useful for keto diet followers who need to count their daily carb intake not to exceed 20 g.
We are, obviously, also interested in health here on ABC Keto, so you can also see the nutrients in which tomatoes are also especially rich.
|Total Carbs||3,9 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1.2 g|
|Total Carbs||6,7 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|
Here you will find the information and necessary facts about how keto-compliant tomatoes are.
Tomatoes are vegetables that grow above the ground and these vegetables are generally OK on a keto diet. However, the veggies that are considered absolutely the best for keto are the leafy green ones. That’s why you can certainly have tomatoes but I would suggest a little bit of caution with them.
Here are a few facts and tips of advice on eating tomatoes on a keto diet:
Want to learn more about other vegetables or fruits and their compliance with a keto diet? Check grapefruits out.
In this section you will find all the necessary information and facts about how healthy tomatoes are.
Okay, so here are a few important facts you should know about tomatoes and their positive impact on health:
If you want to learn more about positive health effects of tomatoes, check this article out.
As you can see tomatoes are very OK both in terms of their health properties and keto compliance. Yes, you can eat tomatoes on a ketogenic diet. Most people like their taste and they can be a perfect addition to basically any type of meal. You can also grab one tomato and treat it as a healthy snack.
However, they still have some carbs and “technically” are fruits so I recommend counting them against your daily carb intake in you are on a very strick keto plan that doesn’t allow more than 20 g of net carbs a day.
If you are on a more liberal plan though, you can eat as many tomatoes as you like (almost). Just make sure to avoid tomato juices, sauces or ketchup because they are usually a lot higher in carbs and can even contain added sugar.
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