Answer: No, popcorn is generally not considered keto-friendly. With a high amount of carbohydrates, it can easily push you out of ketosis.
However, it’s not completely off-limits if you’re mindful about portion size and frequency:
- High Carbohydrate Content: With 55.16g of total carbohydrates per 100g serving, popcorn is high in carbs, the nutrient you want to limit on a keto diet.
- Portion Control is Key: If you’re really craving popcorn, you can have it in very small amounts, making sure it doesn’t push your daily carb limit over 20-50g.
- Alternative Snacks: Consider other keto-friendly snacks such as nuts, cheese, or olives, which are lower in carbs and higher in fat.
- Nutritious but not Keto: Despite its high fiber content and presence of protein, the carb content of popcorn makes it unsuitable for a strict keto diet.
- Remember Your Goals: If your main aim is to stay in ketosis, popcorn is not the best snack choice due to its high carb content.
- Amount Per ServingCalories557
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 7.22g 37%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 764mg 32%
- Potassium 240mg 7%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
- Sugars 0.55g
- Protein 7.5g 15%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.