Today, we’re going to ask the question:
Can you drink decaffeinated coffee on the Keto Diet?
Before we talk about decaf coffee and the keto diet, it’s best to ask what is the Keto Diet?
Simply put, the Keto Diet is a very low carbohydrates, high fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins diet. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat.
This reduction in carbohydrates puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy and also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain.
As a result ketogenic diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels, along with other health benefits.
Fortunately, drinks approved by the Keto diet aren't limited to water. Tea and coffee are also allowed.
So, can you drink decaffeinated coffee on the Keto Diet?
The answer is, yes, you can consume both caffeinated and decaf coffee on the Keto Diet.
And what kinds of decaffeinated coffees can you drink on the Keto Diet?
Keto-friendly decaf coffee comes in a range of options:
- Regular black coffee such as espresso, americano, and iced coffee, which contain zero calories or carbohydrates.
- Coffee with cream – this is because it boosts fat content as part of the Keto Diet. However, milk is not allowed!
- Lattes and cappuccinos are allowed when using unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk.
Here at DecadentDecaf.com, we recommend the Swiss Water Process of decaffeination, which uses water (no chemicals) to decaffeinate the coffee beans and is 99.9% caffeine free.
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