BY MICHELLE BORTHWICK
We LOVE the Keto diet for its fast weight loss but think about the delicious foods on this high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb eating plan that keeps bacon, cheese, and dessert on the menu. Oh, my! And, surprisingly, wine (in moderation, of course). Yep, it’s basically the diet of your dreams.
CAN I DRINK WINE ON KETO?
Yes, once you learn the Keto ropes about wine. It all comes down to how much residual sugar they contain. (Alcohol is made from sugar, and sugar is a carb.) Ideally, a keto wine will have zero residual sugar.
When it comes to finding keto diet wines, your safest bet is to select DRY wines. But even wines marketed as dry can contain up to 30 grams per liter of residual sugar, so a true zero-sugar wine is hard to come by. Here, 12 wines that are keto-diet approved and based on a 5-ounce pour.
BEST LOW-CARB WHITE WINES
Calories per serving: 119 calories, carbs per serving: 2g
CHAMPAGNE or PROSECCO
Calories per serving: 95 calories, carbs per serving: 2g
Calories per serving: 124 calories, carbs per serving: 3g
Calories per serving: 120 calories, carbs per serving: 1g
Calories per serving: 123 calories, carbs per serving: 2g
BEST LOW-CARB RED WINE VARIETIES
Calories per serving: 122 calories, carbs per serving: 2.5g
Calories per serving: 120 calories, carbs per serving: 2.3g
Calories per serving: 124 calories, carbs per serving: 3.8g
Calories per serving: 122 calories, carbs per serving: 2.6g
Calories per serving: 125 calories, carbs per serving: 2.6g
keto diet wines summer water rose
Calories per serving: 120 calories, carbs per serving: 1.5g
WINE VARIETIES TO AVOID
Wines with higher alcohol levels include varieties like Pinotage, Zinfandel, Shiraz, and Grenache. You can’t blame them for it. They’re naturally high in sugar.
What’s more important to escape is wines with higher sweetness levels (anything above 30 g/L RS or 4.5g carbs). Here is the record of wines to avoid:
Red or White Sangria
One might imagine that keto and wine don’t come together. But they can if you know what choices to pick and avoid. Pair it with your favorite cheese, sit back and enjoy the Keto life!
Cheers! If you have questions about wine, keto, or anything else I can help you with to make your keto easy, fun, and sustainable. send me a message at email@example.com