8 NUTS Low In Carbs For Keto Diet Snacks

low carb nuts for keto diet

How many carbs / carbohydrates in nuts? Can I eat nuts on the Keto diet? Why do I ask? Well, first this…

I am somewhere in-between the Keto and Carnivore diet. Some call it Ketovore. It has literally been life changing (for the better!) switching my body energy source over from sugar/glucose to fat burning. One’s excess fat weight comes off quick.

I’m not going to get into the diet itself here (there’s tons of info online – check out Dr. Ken Berry on YT). Briefly, and with regards to carbs / carbohydrates, the Carnivore diet is zero carbs. The Keto diet allows up to 20 grams of carbs on a given day. Both enable the body to switch over to Ketones for energy (a state of Ketosis) which burns fat as fuel.

I told myself that when I get down to my goal (my weight when I was in my 20’s), I would transition from Carnivore to Keto or somewhere in-between. This opens up more foods and nutrition sources. Though one needs to count the carbs so as to stay in Ketosis (fat burning mode).

So now that I’m there, I wondered if I could eat any nuts. Nuts contain healthy fats and some protein. I like nuts. I like peanut butter (one of my weaknesses!). But if I want to keep my daily intake of carbs below 20 grams, I had to do some online research about nuts and carbs.

So I used that research as an excuse to do an article post…because there’s bound to be someone who lands on this later on from a web search who may find it helpful :)

How Many Carbs / Carbohydrates in Nuts?

List of Best Nuts for Keto:

Ordered from best (least carbs) to good (still okay) in quantities of 1/4 cup serving size. Note that most lists are per 100 grams weight. But I wanted to normalize to 1/4 cup volume, since that makes more sense to me.

Amount = 1/4 cup of nuts. I favored shelled / whole nuts or halves (rather than chopped) in my data analysis since that’s what I’m likely to snack on.

Total Carbs – Dietary Fiber = Net Carbs

PECANS (3.7 – 2.6 = 1.1)

BRAZIL NUTS (4.3 – 2.6 = 1.7)

MACADAMIA NUTS (4.6 – 2.9 = 1.7)

WALNUTS (4.1 – 2 = 2.1)

HAZLENUTS (5.6 – 3.3 = 2.3)

ALMONDS (6.7 – 4.1 = 2.6)

PEANUTS (5.9 – 3.1 = 2.8)

PINE NUTS (4.4 – 1.2 = 3.2)

Avoid These Nuts on Keto Diet:

PISTACHIO (8.6 – 3.3 = 5.3)

CASHEW (10 – 1 = 9)

source: USDA

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  1. Any advice on the carnivore diet? I did it for 4 months, lost 50 pounds and felt great. I ended up developing gout from it and had to switch back to a regular diet. Pretty crazy for only being 30. Anyone else hear of this issue?

    1. California (Adam) Listen to your body and respect the feedback. A big fat rock of crack cocaine will make you lose weight and feel great too; then come the bad effects; maybe you’re not a carnivore after all.

  2. I have posted before on the book about Eating for Your Blood Type. According to this medical Dr. Type O can tolerate more meat, Type A are more vegetarians, Type B is in between with dairy not being an issue. Type AB, which is the newest type at around a 1000 years, is of course an A and B group. He studied the lectins in the blood and lectins in food. Interesting book.

    1. Mrs. U
      My brother follows the blood type diet.
      And a type O.

      Myself, I follow a see food diet.

      See food, will eat….with limitations.

  3. I love the nut family, Brazil nuts are super high in selenium. I make a nut butter from English walnuts and almonds. Use food to lower cholesterol.

    1. My girlfriend just used crushed Chicharrones instead of bread crumbs on egg dipped sliced zucchini in an air fryer and I swear they tasted like deep fried breaded zucchini. We do the Keto diet as well.

  4. Thinking tis why people in/from California seem so healthy…
    Land of Fruits and Nuts ya know.

    On the serious side. I disagree with the PISTACHIO being bad… honestly the energy spent digging those little bastards out of the shells is incredibly.

    AND all the rest, think about buying all of the Nuts ya like still in the Shell. No need to go the Gym anymore ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  5. Feeling a little nutty ๐Ÿ˜†
    An interesting read entitled โ€œ Living with phytic acid โ€œ from the Weston A. Price Foundation.

  6. Remember in history that gout used to be the disease of kings and nobility…because of their diet rich in meat/seafood/wine

    remember that inc weight was a sign of prosperity (I.e you werenโ€™t a starving peasant)

    the animal based proteins contribute to higher Uric acid levels and therefore likely to precipitate a gout flare

  7. Nuts?…..

    Impossible for any day at the moment to be considered a “slow news day”!

  8. I have a mixed bowl of Salted Almonds, Raw Almonds and Peanuts I keep on my desk for snacks. Takes the edge off and seems better than other snack foods.

  9. I used habanero and smoked almonds and only allowed 18 a day for my keto diet, but it was a delicious addictive snack. If you can’t control your intake, don’t get started on them!

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