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Is Peanut Butter Keto and Which Brands are Okay To Eat? Registered Dietitians Weigh in

May 13, 2022

Peanut butterWhether you grew up eating classic PB&J sandwiches or mac and cheese, you probably remember exactly where your parents kept the peanut butter jar. Now, this spread is a protein-packed favorite for many, but is peanut butter keto or is it off-limits to people who follow this lifestyle?

First, a quick recap: The keto diet emphasizes filling your plate with more fats and fewer carbs. After two to seven days, you go into a state called ketosis, where your body realizes it doesn’t have enough carbs to use for energy and burns fat instead to keep it running.

Everyone’s needs are different. But as a general rule of thumb, the keto diet recommends getting 60 to 75 percent of your calories from fat, 15 to 30 percent from protein, and five to 10 percent from carbs. This translates to eating a maximum of 50 grams of carbs per day. Some strict keto fans stick to just 20 grams a day.

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