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Keto ice cream: is it really keto-friendly? Find out.
0:00 Keto ice cream
0:10 Defining keto
0:20 Healthy keto
0:40 Sugar alcohols
1:18 Looking at a few different keto ice cream brands
3:03 Looking at more of the ingredients
3:55 The biggest problem with keto ice cream
4:46 Almost all milk-protein concentrates are imported
Today I want to evaluate the “so-called” keto-friendly Ice creams. You’re going to be exposed to a lot of different products, and sometimes it’s hard to know if they’re actually healthy.
For something to be keto, it needs to be low-carb. But, even that is a loose term with no legal definition.
Healthy keto is a healthy version of the ketogenic diet. This includes nutrient-dense foods that have higher-quality ingredients.
Most of these brands use a sugar alcohol called erythritol. What’s good about erythritol is that it’s zero on the glycemic index. What’s bad about it is that unless it’s non-GMO, it could be made from GMO ingredients. None of the major brands that advertise keto ice cream stated if it was non-GMO.
Looking deeper at a few Keto ice cream brands
• Enlightened — 7g sugar alcohol/sugar
• Keto — 8g sugar alcohol/tapioca fiber
• Rebel — 9g sugar alcohol
• Halo — 10g of net carbs (contains wheat flour and sugar)
Some of the other ingredients in keto ice cream:
• Dairy — is it organic?
• Sugar — You don’t want any sugar
• Wheat — You don’t want any wheat
• Tapioca — You don’t want any tapioca
• Egg yolk — is it organic?
The biggest problem with every single one of these “so-called” keto-friendly ice cream brands is an ingredient called MPC (milk protein concentrate). Another name for this would be milk protein isolates. MPC is a group of proteins that come from milk that are dehydrated and dried out. It has a combination of casein, whey protein, and other proteins. These proteins have been linked to inflammation in the liver.
Something many people don’t realize is that almost all milk-protein concentrates are imported from China and Mexico. These imported products are also not regulated.
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Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg’s Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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