Camel Milk and the Keto Diet
The Ketogenic diet has certainly caught the attention of the public. It seems that every time you turn your computer on you see a post or article about the Keto diet - how it works, who’s on it, and why it’s the latest and greatest diet. One of the basic beliefs of Keto is that you need to be burning fat for energy, not carbs.
And while butter is a staple of the Keto diet, cow’s milk is not. Milk is too high in carbs and just one glass can take you out of ketosis.
Here are the nutritional facts for one cup of cow’s milk:
- Full cream milk = 12g carbs, 8g fat, 8g protein
- 2% milk = 12g carbs, 3.5g fat, 8g protein
- 1% milk: 13g carbs, 2.5g fat, 8g protein
- Skim milk = 13g carbs, 0g fat, 8g protein
Camel Milk for Keto Dieters
For the Keto dieters who lament the loss of milk in their food choices, camel milk could be the answer. One cup of full cream camel milk provides 100 calories, 5 grams of protein, only 8 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of total fat and 3 grams of saturated fat, which meets the standards for a product to be Keto Certified.
Keto Certified is an independent, third-party entity that has established standards for foods that meet the guidelines for a Keto diet. For products that contain largely whole unprocessed ingredients an 8g net carbohydrate per serving is permissible in the Keto Certified Standards.
One way to utilize camel milk is in delicious recipes that call for milk, like a banana/date smoothie or mixed berry muffins. By substituting camel milk for cow’s milk, you cut down the carbs and keep the full cream fat content. And you get the full nutritional benefit of the unique properties of camel milk.