Let’s face it, vegans and keto dieters tend to have polarizing philosophies on nutrition. One eats meat. The other doesn’t. One is carb restrictive. The other is carb permissive.
Yet despite their extreme differences, they both share commonalities and are linked to various health benefits.
The Vegan diet is made up of only plant-based foods, devoid of animal products. Protein is typically derived from legumes, grains, nuts and seeds.
The Keto diet emphasizes fat-rich foods and involves a drastic reduction in carbohydrate intake, thereby rewiring your body to replace glucose with fats as the primary source of fuel. Protein in this diet is typically derived from animal proteins and full fat dairy.
A vegan diet has been shown to lower the risk of chronic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. (1, 2) Research also suggests that those who follow a vegan diet tend to weigh less than non-vegan dieters. (3)
Like the vegan diet, the keto diet is well known for its effectiveness in weight loss, blood sugar control, and reduced risk for heart disease. (4, 5) Keto fans praise the diet for supporting increased energy, better appetite control, improved exercise endurance, and sharpened mental focus.
Given the touted benefits of both diets, why not create coalescence? By putting a vegan spin on the keto diet, individuals can benefit from both dietary approaches. And so the vegan keto diet was born.
The vegan keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet free of animal-based foods. In other words, it’s keto with plant-based ingredients.
The challenge with following a vegan keto diet is consuming adequate nutrients, most-notably plant-based, keto-compliant protein. As a result, dieters can quickly feel restricted and deprived of quality protein sources… at least until now!
Introducing the new Orgain Keto Plant Protein Powder!
One of our most innovative products yet. Unlike other protein powders on the market, Orgain’s Keto Plant Protein is certified organic, 100% vegan, and keto-friendly, making it truly one of a kind. Clean, wholesome nutrition is at the heart of our mission, and when it comes to ingredients, no filter is too fine. Whether you’re a vegan interested in going keto, or you’re simply trying to incorporate more plant-based nutrition into your diet, this protein powder delivers.Orgain Keto Plant Protein:
- Made with real plant-based, nutrient-dense ingredients
- Embraces a keto savvy ratio of protein and fat to support ketosis
- Specifically formulated to help you burn fat, control appetite, and increase energy*.
- Includes gut-friendly prebiotic fiber to promote satiety
- Organic, gluten-free, vegan and friendly
Orgain Keto Protein Powder was carefully crafted to provide a perfect balance of high-quality fats and protein to make a vegan-keto lifestyle easier. Each serving provides 10g of organic pea protein and 13-14g of organic fats from coconut oil, avocado oil, and cocoa butter.
The higher fat profile offers more sustained satiety and additional fuel. The modest protein profile compliments ketogenic efforts while supporting nutrient needs. If ketosis is the goal (the burning of fat instead of glucose for energy), it’s important to keep protein high enough to support lean body mass, but low enough to preserve ketosis. Consuming too much protein, beyond which is needed for muscle growth and repair, can result in the conversion of protein to glucose, derailing ketosis, and fat burning efforts. It’s all about balance! But don’t let the science overwhelm you. Protein goals while vary based on the individual, but generally speaking, a ketogenic diet of any kind tends to provide 10-25% of calories from protein.
Due to the diet’s restrictive nature, we do recommend consulting with a qualified healthcare professional or registered dietitian before making dietary changes. To create a healthy and sustainable keto-vegan lifestyle, eat as varied as possible, track your nutrition, and consider supplementing with a high-quality multivitamin.
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Health Disclaimer: This content is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Individuals should always consult with their healthcare professional before making any dietary or lifestyle changes.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.