KNOW Foods Review
The problem most people have with the keto diet plan is that they feel like they can’t eat a “normal” meal. No pasta. No bread. No cookies or condiments. It’s not easy.
Even though they’re allowed to go to town with bacon, avocado, all type of delicious cheese and even dark chocolate it’s just not enough.
Food manufacturers are familiar with this issue and as the ketogenic diet becomes more widely accepted, more of them have jumped into the fray attempting to provide keto diet plan enthusiasts with low-carb alternatives to their long lost favorites.
KNOW Foods is one of the more recent entries into the low carb keto food arena and we’re here to put them under the microscope.
Will they stand up to close inspection? We’re about to find out.
What is KNOW Foods?
KNOW Foods is a line of keto-friendly food products ranging from chocolate chip keto cookie and gluten free bread to donuts.
It also has no added sugar, waffles, ketchup, pancake mix, maple syrup with no added sugar, gluten free macaroni, and more.
They market these as being “keto-friendly” items that will enable you to return to something resembling your old familiar diet.
“Resembling” however is not the same as “being” and beyond the shapes that these products tak,e there’s little about them you’ll find familiar.
While most of the keto snack offerings tasted like their carb-heavy counterparts the other items did not.
To a degree it’s understandable. After all, those familiar with keto foods know how difficult it is to concoct recipes that replicate the flavor of high quality pasta or even pancake mix using seeds and such.
But still, the recipes here often wind up wandering so far afield that if you close your eyes you’ll have no idea what you just put in your mouth.
For our money, we’d avoid them and make a fat bacon, avocado and cheese omelette and have a piece of chicken on the side and some yogurt. Because what’s the sense trying to fool ourselves into thinking we can eat “healthy” pasta?
As we said, however, the KNOW sugar free keto snack recipes hold up much better than the other items.
Although, as we’ll see a bit later, they end up being something of a tease. And that’s likely the last thing a carb-starved keto diet follower needs from a personal care perspective.
What are the ingredients in KNOW Foods?
Because KNOW is an entire line of food and snack keto items ranging from condiments to pasta there are too many ingredients in play to list them all here (although no meat).
The following are representative of some of the most popular ingredients you’ll eat when you eat KNOW Foods:
● Allulose - Allulose is a healthy sweetener found in some fruits. For the most part, it avoids being metabolized by your system and doesn’t turn into fats.
● Dried Egg Whites - Often times dried egg whites are used in baking because they tend to make for a fluffier finished product than do whole eggs. They’re also as rich in protein as meat.
● Coconut oil - Coconut oil is 84% fats and high in MCTs. This makes coconut oil the best type of oil for the keto diet. Even better than olive oil.
● Sea Salt - Although sea salt is often put forward as a healthy alternative to table salt, the nutritional value of the two is virtually identical.
● Peanuts - Nuts are high-protein and rich in antioxidants and fats. That’s the good news. The bad news is that allergies to nuts can be life threatening.
● Coconut flour - Coconut flour contains no gluten, is low in sugar as well as carbs and contains a few calories. It’s not technically “flour,” though it’s often used in cookie keto recipes.
● Chickpeas - Like meat, chickpeas are a healthy source of protein. Besides protein, they're also rich in zinc and iron as well as folate which helps promote red blood cell health.
Increase your consumption of healthful fats like… avocado, grass-fed beef, wild fish and coconut oil
David Perlmutter MD and Author
How to use KNOW Foods?
There’s no secret here.
When it comes to these foods know, they’re intended to be one-to-one substitutes for the carb-heavy dishes you’ve been avoiding so you can lose weight.
The problem is that many of these items are keto-friendly in name only.
The gluten-free pasta, for instance, contains 28 grams of carbs in each serving and each serving is a measly half cup.