The way of eating on the keto diet causes a depletion of glucose in the body
This depletion of glucose forces the body to burn fat.
It will start to produce an alternative source of fuel called ketones.
Basically, the keto diet will restrict carbs to less than 10% of your calorie intake, and limit protein to 20%. Fat makes up the rest.
The keto diet has become very popular amongst the celebrity crowd.
It has even been touted by them and on social media as being a panacea for various ailments.
And then on top of it, you lose weight too.
One doctor, Dr. Ethan Weiss, was, for a long time, skeptical of the keto diet.
So he decided to experiment with it, trying it out. He would skip breakfast and then eat mostly salads during the day.
He would also include cheese, nuts, grilled fish and chicken, roasted veggies, or tofu. His dessert would be dark chocolate.
What happened to him?
Well, he lost 20 pounds and bought a whole new wardrobe! He also went on to comment – “I haven’t felt this good since I was in high school.”
He went on to sell a $99 pen-size breathalyzer device, called a Keyto.
It allows people to measure their ketone levels and track how the diet is working for them.
Another plus about the keto diet is that doctors at Johns Hopkins and other hospitals have been using this diet for almost 100 years in order to reduce seizures in those patients who suffer from epilepsy .
Back to grapes
On the keto diet, you might have to avoid some fruits if you want to try and reach ketosis.
When your body is in ketosis, it burns stored fat for energy instead of glucose.
As we said above, even despite the health benefits of grapes, they are one of the fruits that are higher in sugar and carbs.
For instance, a single cup of grapes consists of around 26 grams of carbs.
If you love adding grapes to your salads, but want to keep it keto, then you could only use 3 grapes and then cut them in halves or in quarters.
You will still benefit from their delicious flavor and sweetness when you add them to your salad.
A lot of people’s favorite fruit is grapes
Grapes are a huge favorite when it comes to adding them to lunch boxes and enjoying them as a snack.
Biting into grapes, be they red or white grapes, is very delicious, satisfying, and thirst-quenching.
It’s just that the unfortunate thing about them is, as far as the keto diet goes – they are high in carbs.
That’s why some people say they are not suitable for the keto diet. A cup of grapes contains around 26 grams of net carbs.
And on the keto diet, only around 50 carbs are allowed each day. Because the carb limit is restricted, you’ve got to be careful with what you eat to ensure you are within the recommended limit.
You have to avoid foods that are high in sugar, too, because that can kick you out of ketosis .
Comparison between green and red grapes
½-cup of red grapes
9 net grams of carbs
24 grams fat
4 grams fiber, meeting 5% of your daily fiber intake
37 grams total sugar. The three main types of sugar in red seedless grapes are glucose, sucrose, and fructose. Of the 23.37 grams of total sugar in red seedless grapes, 0.23 grams come from sucrose and 10.87 grams from glucose. 12.28 grams comes from fructose.
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