The ketogenic diet is probably the most popular weight loss diet of this decade and millions of people have tried or are currently on this miraculous diet. Keto diet uses fat as the primary source of energy in place of carbohydrates and is not bland like other weight-loss diets. For this reason, more and more people are following a keto diet and getting their desired body within a few weeks. Keto candy is one of the many keto-friendly products available in the market but hearing the word ‘candy’ can make people question its role in weight loss.
The idea of keto candy was taken from the dessert cravings that many people on the weight loss track feel. Unfortunately, there are not many options in diet-friendly desserts but there are a few keto-friendly options that can satisfy the sweet tooth.
Contrary to popular opinion, the keto diet is not a specific diet where people eat standard low-calorie, bland food. Ketosis is a state of the body that is triggered by changing the energy source i.e. carbohydrates to fat. Once the body is under ketosis, it starts utilizing the fat stored inside the body and use them for energy production. This is the reason why the results of the keto diet are much more obvious and faster than almost all other conventional diet plans.
All that a person has to do it to eat keto-friendly foods, as long as he wants his body to be in ketosis. Once he changes his diet, the body gets back to the normal, “carbohydrates use to obtain energy” mode.
Candy is not considered a healthy choice nor a keto-friendly food. The high amount of artificial sugar makes it a super unhealthy choice and high-calorie snack for people who are already worrying about their weight. But keto candy, on the other side, is a healthier version of candy which is safe for weight loss. However, the store purchased candy may not be low calorie or keto-friendly, which is why the followers of the keto diet suggest making keto candy at home.
But if someone is buying keto candy from a store, it is necessary to check the ingredients and search each one of them individually for their source. The amount of sugar, calories, and carbohydrates should also be checked. If it has added sugar, the best is to skip buying this candy and make some at home.
Although keto candy is diet-friendly it doesn’t mean that it can be eaten every day or replace a meal. Sugar as well as artificial sweeteners even if they are low-calories are to be avoided in keto diet because the carbs per serving drastically change the blood sugar. This is also true for the proclaimed ‘all-natural sweeteners’ and ‘diet-friendly sweeteners’ available in the weight loss product section.
Those who are diabetic or have generally high blood sugar and are following a keto diet should be extra careful while taking keto candy. Even if the candy offers zero calories or low calories, it can interact with blood sugar and increase it.