With any diet, when you first start out you may not know what is suitable for you and what isn't.
Lots of people following the ketogenic (keto) diet struggle with the hidden carbohydrates (carbs) and sugar added to processed foods. Often, foods we think are carb or sugar free, actually have sugar added to them in the production process.
With coffee being such a popular drink in the keto community, especially bulletproof coffees, it's no wonder people are curious and asking, 'what coffee pods are keto friendly?'.
What is the keto diet?
Firstly, for those who don't know what the keto diet is, it is a low carb, high fat and moderate protein diet.
The diet causes people's bodies to go into a state of ketosis, which causes them to burn fat for energy and not sugar.
People often lose a lot of weight from the diet as your body is burning the fat it has stored.
Bulletproof coffees are such a popular drink on the keto diet as they contain high amounts of fat and no carbs. People often use them as a breakfast that won't break their fast, or as a way of making themselves feel full between meals.
Can I make bulletproof coffee with Nespresso?
There are many bulletproof products on the market but when it comes to making a bulletproof coffee often people wonder if they can use Nespresso coffee pods.
The answer is yes, you can make bulletproof coffee with Nespresso and Nespresso compatible pods. This is because you can use any form of coffee for a bulletproof coffee.
The important bit of a bulletproof coffee is the addition of extra fat, such as butter, ghee and MCT oil.
What is MCT oil?
MCT oil is a supplement produced from a fat called medium-chain triglycerides (MCT).
What makes MCT oil so special is that its shorter chain lengths compared to long-chain triglycerides (LCT) means that MCTs do not have to be digested and so are absorbed into the blood stream quicker. This results in MCT oil providing fast acting energy that your body can use.
MCT oil is particularly good for those following the keto diet, as not only does it provide a boost of fat for the high fat low carb diet, but it also doesn't break your fast, which will keep the body in a state of ketosis for longer.
What coffee pods are keto-friendly?
So what coffee pods are keto-friendly? The answer is, most coffee pods are keto-friendly and there are no hidden carbs added.
Nespresso are the leading brand for coffee pods, however there are many Nespresso pod alternatives, that lots of people prefer to the market leader.
There are some brands that have even added ingredients to their coffee pods to make them more keto friendly.
Rejuvenation water's Nespresso compatible keto coffee pods are keto-friendly as they are carb free, but what makes these coffee pods even better for someone flowing the keto diet, than a regular coffee pod, is that they have added MCT oil bended into them.
For a list of the best keto coffee pods click here.
Nespresso compatible keto coffee pods
Rejuvenation water's Nespresso compatible keto coffee pods are keto friendly and taste amazing too.
The MCT oil in each pod creates a creamy espresso, giving anyone following the keto diet a tasty espresso that doesn't need any extras (milk, sugar, syrups, etc.).
Plus, each pod is fully compostable, so after 6 months the pods will have broken down and won’t be sat in landfill for the next 500 years, like aluminium pods will be.
Are flavoured coffee pods keto-friendly?
Not only can you get different brands of coffee pods, all of which may have different carb contents, but you can also get different flavours within brands.
Nespresso have launched many differ flavours of coffee pods over the years, from vanilla to pumpkin spice. Each coffee pod will have a different composition of coffee to flavouring ratio.
However, this should not affect the carb content meaning the answer to the question, 'are flavoured coffee pods keto-friendly?', is yes. This is because the flavourings and sweeteners they use won't have sugar in them.
By Alex Warmisham ANutr - Nutritionist at Rejuvenation Water