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Dates? Keto? Really???

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Dates? Keto? Really???

The ketogenic diet requires minimizing carbohydrate ("carb") intake to no more than 50g a day (some practitioners put this figure at 30g or even 20g), to get the body accustomed to burning fat instead of carbs.  Dates, like many other fruits, have a relatively high carb content, which will interfere with this "fuel conversion." For those who are in the stage keto adaptation, we recommend filling this narrow carb allowance with nutritionally-dense, fiber-packed raw foods like veggies in general, and green leafy vegetables in particular. These will provide important phytonutrients and fiber. The latter is crucial for gut health, especially while maintaining ketosis (which relies on fiber-poor foods).Keto...

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