Have you ever stopped to read the ingredients of the creamer you are pouring into your coffee?
If you ask coffee lovers they will just tell you that there are two types of creamers out there: overly sweet ones and everything else.
Now if you try asking the same question to Keto coffee lovers they will start listing for you the whole ingredient list, why is that? Those who are on the keto diet tend to pay more attention to what they are pouring into their coffee in order to maintain their ketosis state and the benefits of coffee. That’s how they are able to enjoy all the rich and creamy goodness of coffee creamers without the added sugars, artificial flavors, and processed dairy.
Coffee lovers will tell you that there are two types of creamers out there: overly sweet ones and everything else.
So, here are some ingredients that keto coffee lovers avoid in their creamers:
1 Thickening Agents Tend to be found in liquid creamers as a substance (ex. carrageenan) that is used to increase the velocity of a liquid without significantly changing its other properties; like the taste.
2 Artificial Flavors Known as flavorings that are not produced from natural resources but rather harmful chemicals added to products like coffee creamers to give them the desired effect. So, when you take that first whiff of your non-keto-friendly creamer and think oh that delicious goodness, just remember that it’s fake.
3 Preservatives Additives infused within products like creamers that prevent them from spoiling or to maintain their shelf life. These tend to not be found in non-dairy creamers, which don’t rely on preservatives to maintain their shelf life.
4 Artificial Sweeteners Any sweetener that is not derived from a natural source. This doesn’t pertain to all sweeteners like monk fruit and stevia, but for the rest be sure that they are not included in your coffee creamer.
5 Added Sugar and/or Partially Hydro-generated Oils Sugar is generally the first ingredient seen when reading coffee creamer labels and a large percentage of it is due to the milk, which for keto dieters is a big no-no! Now for oils that have undergone the hydrogenation process, they have been stripped of their nutritional value, which means no benefits! So be on the lookout for these two ingredients in your coffee creamers.