Keto and Alcohol: The Best and Worst Drinks to Choose

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Keto and Alcohol: The Best and Worst Drinks to Choose

On the keto diet trend? You may be wondering if it’s okay to incorporate alcohol into your diet. Take a look at this chart to see the correct way of doing so.

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet used by many people to lose weight and improve health.

It typically requires careful planning so that you stick within your daily carb allotment and keep your body in ketosis. This may mean giving up sweets, snacks and other high-carb indulgences like soft drinks and alcohol.

However, there are plenty of low-carb alcoholic beverages that you can enjoy in moderation — even on a keto diet.

This article gives you the best and worst alcoholic drinks to choose on the keto diet

Keto-Friendly Drinks

Many low-carb alcohol options are available if you follow a keto diet.

For instance, pure forms of alcohol like whiskey, gin, tequila, rum and vodka are all completely free of carbs.

These beverages can be drunk straight or combined with low-carb mixers for more flavor.

Wine and light varieties of beer are also relatively low in carbs — usually 3–4 grams per serving.

Here is how the top keto-friendly drinks stack up (1):

Type of alcohol Serving size Carb content
Rum 1.5 ounces (44 ml) 0 grams
Vodka 1.5 ounces (44 ml) 0 grams
Gin 1.5 ounces (44 ml) 0 grams
Tequila 1.5 ounces (44 ml) 0 grams
Whiskey 1.5 ounces (44 ml) 0 grams
Red wine 5 ounces (148 ml) 3–4 grams
White wine 5 ounces (148 ml) 3–4 grams
Light beer 12 ounces (355 ml) 3 grams

 

Read on: Keto and Alcohol: The Best and Worst Drinks to Choose

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