Products supporting the trending ketogenic diet help consumers sustain energy and curb cravings.
The Ketogenic Diet has taken the health and wellness space by storm, with consumers seeking out the low-carb, low-sugar nutritional regimen to help reduce waistlines and improve overall health.
Science behind the diet suggests that by drastically reducing carbohydrate and sugar intake, and filling up on fats instead, the body will begin the process of ketosis—a state when the body breaks down both dietary and stored fats into substances called ketones. The body then begins utilizing fats rather than sugar for energy, thus leading to weight loss.
While multiple variations of the diet exist, the average keto diet recommends about 20 net carbs a day or less. Needless to say, achieving this dietary shift can be difficult, which has inspired many manufacturers in the health and wellness space to develop innovative functional foods and beverages to support the keto diet craze. Here’s a look at several new product offerings aimed at this market….
Sated has introduced a new line of ready-to-drink, ketogenic meal replacement shakes, designed to be a nutritionally complete, low carbohydrate meal in a bottle. The shakes are high in fat and have moderate protein to prevent blood sugar spikes or crashes.
"By following a keto regimen, people usually experience decreased hunger, weight loss, and physical and mental performance benefits," said Ted Tieken, founder of Sated. "Although the keto diet is fantastic for achieving health goals, adhering to it can be really tough. We're excited to bring people the portable and affordable solution they've been looking for."
Currently offered in Chocolate and Vanilla, Sated shakes are virtually carbohydrate free with less than 2g net carbs in a complete 400 calorie meal. Sated is made with a proprietary blend of four natural sweeteners, two kinds of protein, four kinds of healthy fats (olive, flax, coconut and MCT (medium chain triglycerides ) oils, giving it a 1:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6) and three kinds of fiber to fuel a keto lifestyle. Each Sated shake provides as much protein as three eggs, as much potassium as two bananas, more calcium than a cup of milk, more fiber than a bowl of oatmeal, and as much omega-3 as 15,441 chia seeds.
KETO BOMB by BPI Sports is a ketogenic creamer designed to help fuel weight loss and boost energy. Just one scoop of KETO BOMB added to coffee, tea, or any beverage helps those on a ketogenic diet get their daily fat intake, while providing multiple keto-friendly nutritional ingredients.
The product’s electrolytes help the body to maintain proper hydration levels. This is important while in the "adaptation phase" of a ketogenic or low-carb diet.
Meanwhile MCTs provide instant fuel for the body and the brain, thus preventing them from being stored as body fat. Some studies have shown that MCTs, found in oils such as coconut oil, can aid in the process of excess calorie burning, resulting in weight loss.
Avocado Oil Powder offers a natural source of important electrolytes, which are important for healthy muscle function and fluid balance.
Sunflower Oil Powder provides a natural source of fatty acids that are important to maintain various elements of human health.
KETO BOMB also includes saffron extract, which is traditionally used to support appetite control.
Nui Foods LLC has launched a variety of cookies that are low carb and contain only two grams of sugar per serving.
“When we started the Ketogenic diet, we were in the need of a delicious way to resist those devious sweet cravings without the added sugar and carbs,” said Kristoffer Quiaoit, cofounder of Nui Foods LLC.
Nui cookies are naturally sweetened with erythritol and monk fruit extract, which do not raise blood sugar or insulin levels. The cookies also support energy with grass-fed butter, coconut oil, and MCT oil. Packed with 6g of protein, all of the ketogenic cookies are non-GMO and gluten free.
The Nui product lineup includes: Peanut Butter, with 2g of sugar and 4g of net carbs; Snickerdoodle, with 1g of sugar and 1g of net carbs; Chocolate Chip, with 1g of sugar and 3g of net carbs; and Double Chocolate, with 1g of sugar and 3g of net carbs.
Fat Fit Go from Paleo Life offers long-lasting energy from premium, plant-based, and real food ingredients packaged in durable, travel-ready pouches. With no preservatives or undesirable ingredients, the pouches are paleo, keto, and vegan. They are also peanut-, dairy-, sugar-, soy-, and grain-free.
Fat Fit Go is available in two unique flavors. Tropical Margarita is a blend of pecans, MCT oil, almonds, coconut, macadamia nuts, cocoa butter, chia seeds, avocado oil, salt, lime essential oil, and stevia (less than 1%). It has 3g of protein, 24g of fat, and 1g of net carbs. Original Chocolate is a carefully crafted blend that includes chia, pecans, MCT oil, almonds, coconut, macadamia nuts, cocoa butter, chia seeds, avocado oil, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, and stevia (less than 1%). It has 3g of protein, 24g of fat, and 2g of net carbs.
ChocZero is a gluten-free, soy-free, and sugar alcohol-free company, which uses an exclusive monk fruit formula to make its line of products. The company’s Keto Bark allows ketogenic dieters to indulge in the chocolate they crave, with minimal carbs and no sugar.
The company’s Keto Bark utilizes ethically sourced cocoa beans from South America, real Madagascar vanilla beans, and non-GMO ingredients.
Keto Bark comes in six 100% stone-ground flavors, including dark chocolate almond, dark chocolate hazelnut, dark chocolate coconut, milk chocolate almond, milk chocolate hazelnut, and milk chocolate coconut.