KETO DIET PLAN
ENJOY OPPO BROTHERS ICE CREAM AS PART OF YOUR KETO DIET PLAN
In recent years, popularity of the keto diet plan has skyrocketed with many hailing its support in weight loss and reducing blood sugar levels. Consequently, one of the most common questions submitted through our email inbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) refers to it: "Is your ice cream keto-friendly?"
We would love to provide a simple yes or no answer but, the science makes it a little more complicated than that! So, let us start by understanding what a keto diet plan is.
Primarily, the body runs on glucose, a carbohydrate. If your body is low on glucose, it will start to break down fats for energy. A ketogenic diet consists of food consumption that is high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates. This reduced carbohydrate intake puts the body in a natural metabolic state of ketosis where the body breaks down fat (instead of carbohydrates) into ketone bodies and uses these as its main source of energy (rather than glucose).
When Oppo was founded in 2014 to create feel good indulgence without compromising health, our ice cream was not specifically made or intended to be a keto diet food. We use natural sweeteners such as erythritol in our products resulting in an overall lower carbohydrate content. Erythritol is a sugar alcohol (polyol) which has almost zero calories and helps satisfy the sweet tooth when your keto diet does not allow for those calorific, highly refined sugar-containing chocolate bars. Erythritol is less energy dense than glucose so will not be absorbed by your body and a continued state of ketosis can remain.
However, it is important to note that everyone’s keto diet plan is different (there are over 8 different types of keto diet) depending on individual needs and reasons for following one such as diabetes. We fully recommend carrying out detailed research beforehand as our ice cream may or may not be suitable for your own personal requirements, but it is fair to say we have had great feedback from those who have added Oppo to their keto diet plan over the past 7 years.
So, if you are looking for sweet treats on keto, Oppo is certainly an option! To save you doing the maths, our two ice cream tub flavours with the lowest net carbohydrates are: Colombian Chocolate & Hazelnut which we highly recommend for all you chocoholics out there and Double Salted Caramel Swirl which will be right up your alley if you are in the mood for a lighter option that is not overly sweet on the palette.
To help you make informed decisions regarding your own keto journey, you can find the nutritional values for all our products here. Just click on the specific product you would like to know about and scroll down. Sorted!