Nutrients in the Keto Diet
Micronutrients, your vitamins, fat soluble vitamins, minerals, and water, are the nutrients our bodies need in smaller amounts compared to those of macronutrients—your carbs, proteins, and fats. We get our doses of both mostly through our diets. But what happens when your diet changes or you’re taking on more strict eating habits, like not eating as many fruits and carbs when you’re on a keto diet? Here are just a few examples of micronutrients you’re still getting from keto-friendly foods.
- Vitamin A - Cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage
- Vitamin B Complex - Red meats, fish, dairy, nuts
- Vitamin C - Citrus, bell peppers, brussel sprouts, spinach
- Vitamin D - Salmon, cheese, egg yolks
- Vitamin E - Nuts, legumes, seeds
- Vitamin K - Cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage
- Calcium - Cheese
- Chloride - Salt
- Chromium - Green beans, broccoli
- Copper - Fish
- Fluoride - Water
- Iodine - Eggs
- Iron - Leafy greens, red meat
- Magnesium - Nuts, seeds
- Potassium - Avocados, spinach, broccoli
- Selenium - Fish
- Sodium - Salt
- Sulfur - Cauliflower, broccoli, eggs
- Zinc - Meat, seeds, nuts
Ready to go keto?
If you’re ready to take the next step, try Outer Aisle Cauliflower Sandwich Rounds and Pizza Crusts. Both are low in carbs, deliver your protein, and are made with just four, keto-friendly ingredients: fresh cauliflower, cage-free eggs, aged parmesan, and pure nutritional yeast.