Can i have cranberries on the keto diet

Other Diets Are cranberry raisins OK for a low-carb diet? The answer is no not a simple yes or. In fact, in order to fully answer it, you must consider where you’re getting your cranberry raisins more often known as “craisins” and what’s on the ingredients list. Nutritional Benefits of Raw and Dried Cranberries It’s true that alone and unadorned, cranberries are a perfect diet food almost, as they are high in nutritional fiber and value while being low in carbohydrates and calories.

Although some enjoy the mouthy-puckering tartness of raw cranberriesunfortunately for a lot of people actually, plain cranberries are much tart to enjoy too, which is where people begin to get into healthy diet trouble. Why Store-Bought Dried Cranberries Aren’t a Great Choice Due to their incredibly tart natural taste, most commercial cranberry products available are loaded with added sugar.

The addition of the sugar changes dried cranberries from a very low-carb fruit to a high-carb choice. But not all dried cranberry products contain added sugars. Today, it’s getting simpler to find reduced-sugar or sugar-free dried cranberries, but you must carefully check labels.

How to Make Your Own Low-Carb Dried Cranberries Due to the soluble fiber in cranberries, which attracts water, it is a little trickier to dry cranberries with an alternative sweetener versus traditional refined sugar. If sweetener is powdered, dissolve in water. Pour over stir and cranberries. Heat on medium-high until cranberries pop, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir every full minute or two. When all appear popped, turn off the burner and let them cool for 10 minutes.

Squish them down with the back of a huge spoon. Don’t worry if it appears they are melding together. Let cool another 5 minutes or so. Cover baking sheet with three layers of paper towels and a piece of parchment paper. A food could be tried by you dehydrator if you have one. Spread cranberries on the parchment.

They will mostly “individuate” again as they dry. If unpopped types remain, squish them down now. Put in oven and turn heat down to F. In 2 to 4 hours, replace parchment and flip paper towels over. Optional, but it speeds up the process. Start checking 6 hours after. Total time depends upon humidity and other factors.

It takes me about 8 hours usually. It also depends upon whether you want to dry them to the point where they still have some “give” or whether you like them “crispier”. Separate them, and store covered zip-type bags work well. Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Looking to begin a low-carb diet, but not sure where to start?

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221 thoughts on “Can i have cranberries on the keto diet

  1. Well I eat a bit of tomato and cucumber and zucchini, but all the rest are best if I leave them in the store

  2. Star fruit is really high in oxalic acid…very bad..it can even kill you if you over do it.

  3. i gave up all grains ,cereal ,legumes ,seed and nuts! and 99% of fruits ……. not giving up banana sorry

    1. A banana will raise your blood sugar almost twice as much as a candy bar will.

    2. As a cuban i feel your pain, it IS possible tho, dont give up!!!! 😁

  4. Great video. Although I have a question for you, is acorn squash keto friendly?

    1. @Amber Mitchell oh darn. Ok ty much tho anyway for answering my question for me

    2. Unfortunately not πŸ™ I looked that one up a long time ago since I love them.

  5. I love this series and find these videos very informative, thank you πŸ™‚

  6. How about frozen fruit that have no added sugar r they keto friendly

    1. It depends on what fruit is inside. Keep in mind all low-carb fruit (berries included) should be used in moderation as the carb counts will add up quickly.

  7. I eat blueberries all the time and continue to stay in ketosis. I can’t believe she did not mentioned them 😩😩

    1. Theyre one of the higher carb berries (about 2.5x the amount of raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries), so we tend to recommend them less than the other berries. They can still fit into a ketogenic diet if portioned properly, its just easier to use the other berries – especially for beginners.

    1. Yes, in small amounts. They are the highest carb berries so they add up quickly.

    1. Grapes are high in carbs and would be difficult to fit into a keto diet.

  8. Pfff.every fruit i dont like i have to eat. Evey fruit i like i cant. Im made to be fat 😩

    1. @RuledMe thankyou so much, but its just that i always had this problem where i have hard time Pooping. and if i eat Papaya, everything became easier.

    2. Papaya has around 8g net carbs per 100g, so its low enough where you could incorporate it on keto, but youd need to be very careful about how much and how often you consume it. Fruits on keto should be eaten only on occasion as long as they are low enough carbs to fit into your macros.

  9. Hi! I am starting the keto diet tomorrow. Can you tell me how we can measure these fruits? How much do we eat like 1/2 cup?

    1. Depends on the fruit. Id recommend using a food scale and some type of tracking app to begin with – it will really help you keep the carb counts under control.

    1. @Wildforthecats Howcome? Saturated fat is often made out to be bad but it typically isnt. We have an in-depth and medically reviewed article up on the site about it:

    2. RuledMe For me fat is fine as long as it is not high in the saturated kind.

    3. @Wildforthecats I see. Keto has been around since the early 1900s and Atkins came around in the 1970s. Keto and Atkins are also quite a bit different. Atkins is typically seen as a high protein, moderate fat diet and keto is a high fat moderate protein diet. Atkins typically starts having you increase carb intake over time whereas keto does not. You can see more here:

    4. RuledMe Haha, yes, I know, I have done the diet before when it was called the Atkins Diet.

    1. What a way to weaken my resolve to go on a diet πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

  10. I just bought the wrong fruit?? nutrition is bullshit … damnit

  11. So if you were on keto how many times a week would you suggest eating fruits?

    1. It depends which fruits. Mostly berries are allowed. Id recommend keeping it to a minimum and as a treat – 2x a week max. The carbs in fruit add up quickly and can be spent on nutrient dense vegetables instead.

    1. If you check out the post on the website, its all there in a chart πŸ™‚

    1. Cherries are quite high in carbs, so unless youre eating a very small amount, its best to leave them out of a ketogenic diet.

    1. Ive never heard of this but based on a quick google search, it does not look keto friendly.

    1. Try frozen or freeze dried, just depends on the texture you want

    2. soakΒ them in three cups water, one cup vinegar and one teaspoon baking soda before eating, cleans them and clears any mold

    3. I bought one tub of blueberries for Β£3,and each day I place about 10 on top of an Avocado with mascarpone cream cheese mmmmm.

  12. Stay away from Apples? What is this ?On another place on YouTube i heard that you can eat how much you want of Apples without gaining weight.Snd IT was a doctor who Said that.I am om a healthy weight ,but people WHO maybe search for be educated og what They should eat om a weightloss Journey must be very confused.

    1. @RuledMe just that with Apples.Iest very healthy ,and i know a lot about what too eat or not.I am very interessted in healthy food.I have read a lot ,and have lost 45 kg the last year,so IT was not for me ,i dont hardly eat fruit ,just tomatoes and avocado.

    2. Research is very important when it comes to your health. If it sounds confusing, Id recommend researching some more – reading some articles and studies as well.

  13. Dang I just bought banana I was going to make a smoothie πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

  14. What about Pomegranate juice? I would like to start drinking one cup daily and its not concentrated its straight up Pomegranate juice no additive no additional sugar. I would like to drink it because of the health benefits I know it high in natural sugar and carbs. But my daily sugar and carb intake is super low from what I eat daily my only carbs and sugar come from my vegetables.

    1. @RuledMe the brand i would purchase is not concentrated its pure pomegranate but thanks for your reply and I agree with you Im going to pass on it.

    2. Id avoid it. Its just way too many concentrated carbs to eat/drink at once. Theres no real benefits behind it – you can find all of the micronutrients in different low-carb vegetables instead.

    1. @Ali There are too many to avoid. This is a guide on what you CAN eat. The list of things to avoid would be way too long for a video.

  15. Great video… But i would be nice to see other foods except fruits too. πŸ˜…πŸ˜‰

    1. Rafael Murta check out Jonny Bowden’s awesome new revision of β€œLiving Lo Carb’, which is the BEST source of solid information for everything lo-carb and keto.

  16. Studies show that eating starfruit can have a harmful (toxic) effect for people who have kidney disease. … This toxic substance is called a neurotoxin. People with healthy, normal kidneys can process and pass this toxin out from their body. However, for those with kidney disease, this is not possible.

  17. *Tomatoes are a night-shade fruit. People who have autoimmune diseases should definitely stay away from them. They cause a lot of inflammation.* πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    1. @My penis is unbelievably small but , but your brain is even smaller, son

    2. Thanks for commenting this πŸ™‚ Many people with autoimmune diseases are unaware of the effects of nightshades, which may exacerbate their condition. Im still guilty for eating tomatoes though 😊

    3. @Der Saa 23.5 million
      Overall, autoimmune diseases are common, affecting more than 23.5 million Americans. They are a leading cause of death and disability. Some autoimmune diseases are rare, while others, such as Hashimotos disease, affect many people.Apr 1, 2019

    1. Its relatively high in carbs. If you have to have some, you would be able to fit it into a ketogenic diet. That said, fruit should only be eaten on occasion – it should not be eaten every day or multiple times a day. The carbs in fruit add up very quickly.

  18. I. Have done No cheating with No chocolate cake or others candy donuts.etc

    1. RuledMe – thank you, does that mean in your previous response that a long time would be 12 years?

    2. @Bilbo Baggins It depends on the person, really. Some people stay keto long-term (Ive been on it for 12 years now). Other people will go back to a standard American diet. Others will go back to a regular diet but be a lot more conscious about carbs. I find that when I eat carbs I just feel like crap compared to keto, so its not really an option for me personally. Everyone is different and if you do try keto, you can make that choice when it comes to it πŸ™‚

    3. RuledMe – is keto something people generally do to achieve a weight loss goal or to bring triglycerides down etc or is it something one does forever and becomes a life style?

      I’d really like to give it a go but the thought of the rest of my life without Bananas, peaches, oranges, peas, runner beans , shredded wheat and oats is a depressing thought – I don’t think I would / could do that.

    4. Fruit in general should be an occasional treat on keto since the carbs can add up pretty quickly. Its 13g net carbs per 100g of passionfruit. You could probably use it as a garnish or flavoring, but it would add up quickly to eat regularly. Its much better to spend your carbs eating nutrition-dense vegetables.

    1. A small amount might be okay, but its quite high in carbs so youd have to be very strict with your serving sizes. Id generally recommend avoiding it for that reason.

    1. Keto is a diet a lot of people use to lose weight – all our videos are about keto.

  19. Warning about starfruit. If you have chronic or acute kidney disease, starfruit will harm you. Google it.

    1. It means 0.75 cups. So get a cup and fill it just where you feel a quarter of it is not filled at the top. A cup has four 1/4s. If you have a scale then it is around 96 grams.

    2. In referral to which fruit exactly? On the article on the website we have all the nutrition info for 100g servings.

  20. Every single fruit she put on the bad list is a regular part of my diet…..

    1. This is specific to Keto Diet, if these are a regular part of your diet then it doesn’t apply to you.

    2. @patrick ledford i agree completely. But equating Fructose.. with Whole Fruit, is a very dishonest and inaccurate way to portray a very natural food. man-made extracted fructose is quite damaging, yes. This does not have any bearing whatsoever on natural fructose contained in fruit.

    3. @The FreeMelon Society large amounts of fructose is terrible for you. Everything in moderation.

  21. Hi there
    Are unripe papaya and mangoes allowed?
    The green papaya is a staple in Seychelles and we make stir fries with this.
    I cannot find info anywhere:(

    1. @RuledMe 😣😒😒😒😭😭😭😭Thank you.I would never have imagined as the papaya tastes so much like stir fried cabbage.

    2. No, neither of those are allowed on keto – they are too high in carbs.

  22. Thanks for this, Im going to try & find me some Star fruit, never tried it. Thanks for sharing, & take care to. β€πŸ™‚πŸΆ

    Cant find it, but found something called Physalis fruit, it may be called Cape gooseberry in the USA, it looks promising, Ill let you know what it tastes like when I get some. πŸ€—

    1. @RuledMe Me neither, learning everyday. Lol. Take care. β€πŸ™‚πŸΆ

    1. Fiber does not cause spikes in blood sugar, thats why its essentially in ineffective carb and why people on keto dont count the fiber contents. The net carbs are effective carbs – carbs that spike blood sugar.

  23. I eat foods that raise my metabolism, so I can eat anything . Also, I keep the fiber low not essential and not digestible. I watch my calories.

    1. If you are following keto, calories mean nothing. But, if you are following a low carb diet that is totally fine. Adding, I would not eat everything as you mentioned if you follow Keto, because you will be kicked out of ketosis and you dont want that to happen!

  24. I wish you would look at the camera at all times. There’s no point talking to us and looking somewhere else pleas

    1. Maria Males I think it’s because they used 2 different angle cameras

    1. Its quite high in carbs but you may be able to fit some in on occasion depending on what your macros are.

  25. I used to love this channel for its fast, beautifully produced 1 and 2 minute cooking vids — great tempo, great editing, gorgeous overhead shots and beautiful recipes. What happened? This new series is torture: no need for a dragged out 5 minutes to get this information across. The tone is schoolmarm-ish — it comes off like a horrible nutrition video shown in 5th grade. I dont want to unsubscribe, but please take this under consideration.

    1. We have 172 total uploads right now, with 13 of them being informational videos. We did 10 informational videos in our last series. With our informational videos being the most watched videos on the channel by far, I decided to do 10 more – but dont plan to do any afterward.

      We still post 1 recipe per week (every Monday for the last 2.5 years) in the same format we always have, though we have improved the equipment we use over the years. Im sorry you dont enjoy these videos, but we still have 7 more well be posting – people do seem to enjoy them.

  26. Im so confused. Literally every single video I watch on keto and weight-loss says something different.

    1. Maybe I can help clear up some of the confusion? Let me know what seems to be different and I can give you an answer. A keto diet at its core just means you are in ketosis, which is a metabolic state.

      Generally you get into ketosis by restricting your carb intake to ~25g net carbs per day. Some people have specific rules on what types of food you can eat (processed vs. not processed, no sugar at all, etc.) – but those extra rules are more of a personal choice. As long as youre below 25g net carbs per day, you should be in ketosis, no matter what you consume.

  27. We live fulltime in a motorhome and because we have a small refrigerator, I cant stock up so much on fruits and vegetables, so I buy frozen and fresh, is it alright on keto to do that?

    1. @RuledMe Im not a big fan of bananas and melons, but I do like the berries youve mentioned and usually I have them in yogurt smoothies

    2. Yes, of course. Sometimes buying frozen is better than fresh because theyre frozen at peak ripeness which can sometimes mean the vegetables are more nutrient-dense. As far as frozen fruit goes, just be careful of which you are buying as the carbs add up quickly on keto.

  28. Star fruit can be dangerous for anyone with kidney problems. Most people with kidney problems don’t know it.

    1. David Sanders
      Studies show that eating starfruit can have a harmful (toxic) effect for people who have kidney disease. … This toxic substance is called a neurotoxin. People with healthy, normal kidneys can process and pass this toxin out from their body. However, for those with kidney disease, this is not possible.

    1. Dont forget that she says 100g only! How can you only have 100g of watermelon????

  29. Great recipes on the ruled.me website. Most definitely a great resource for Keto followers.

  30. I tried to find out why we feel tired after a lunch….after this VDO…it maybe about banana, my fav fruit!!! Oh, dear 😣

  31. may i really eat watermelon and melons while on Keto diet? what about the sugars? does it not stop Ketosis? pls clarify…..thanks a lot!

    1. They still have a good amount of carbs so youd need to eat them in moderation and only as a treat, occasionally. As long as you have a small amount, it should not knock you out of ketosis.

    1. I thought picking yourself up by your bootstraps gets you out of debt. Too bad not everything is true πŸ™

    1. A small amount can be eaten in moderation, but the carbs add up extremely fast.

  32. Hi. You never mentioned green mangoes. Ive no idea if it is allowed on keto dietπŸ˜”πŸ˜”

    1. No, they are way too high in carbs to be considered for use with keto.

  33. I love honey crisp apples so I dont think this is gonna work for me…

  34. No mangoes? Just bought a big one yesterday 😩😩😩😩

  35. i dont consider olives, avocados, or tomatoes to be fruit. they may be from a scientific point of view, but from a nutritional point of view, avocados are far more like nuts, while tomatoes are far more like vegetables. far more importantly, though, was one of the very last things that the lady in the video said here, namely that nutritionally, one does not really need fruits, that vegetables already have all the nutrients that fruits have, but with the added advantage that vegetables are not considered to be a form of sugar the way fruits are. still, there remains a part of me that thinks, how can fruit possibly not be healthy to eat? it seems to defy common sense

    1. The thing is, our fruit today isnt really the same as the fruit we had several several years ago. Humans have a tendency to like to change things and control for a certain trait that we prefer. We do this in pets, like dogs. We do this for horses. And we absolutely do this for food.

      Consider the banana. Back in the day, the banana used to be a much smaller, very seedy fruit with a much lower carb/sugar content. Artificial selection has delivered us a banana that is large, with smaller seeds and lots of carbs/sugar! Its more of a dessert than a healthy plant part.

      Now, the good news is that we still can eat fruit on a keto diet. Berries are an especially good choice. My favorites are blueberries. One cup has 21 g of carbs and 3.6 g of fiber. Theyre also a pretty good source of vitamin C and have antioxidants called anthocyanins which help prevent oxidative stress within the body.

      Raspberries have 15 g of carbs per cup with 8 g of fiber, so these are an excellent choice too. Blackberries have 14 g of carbs and 8 g of fiber. Strawberries have 11 g of carbs per cup and 2.9 g of fiber.

      So, you see berries are an excellent choice for fruit. Just dont go overboard on them! You can still reap the benefits of phytochemicals without eating a boatload of them.

      Best of luck to you on your food journey!

    2. @Bilbo Baggins Ive made lots of different keto bread recipes. I dont think any of them taste specifically like flour/yeast bread (most are denser) but theyre a great alternative to use and will definitely curb the craving. Personally, I like using keto waffles as the bread when I make sandwiches. It takes a lot of work and ingredients to do a full loaf and its usually too much for me to eat over the short shelf-life that baked goods typically have.

    3. RuledMe – thank you, one final question if you happen to see this – I have seen a couple of recipes for Keto bread – have you ever had keto bread and does it taste like β€˜bread’.

    4. @Bilbo Baggins Typically >3 months and you will be fully fat adapted. After that period of time, its usually a bit easier to get back into ketosis.

    5. RuledMe – thank you, out of interest in this context what is a long time?

  36. So literally all the normal fruits that are easy to get are bad. GREATTTT Lmao I love strawberries and berries but would an apple a day and a banana wreck the keto diet or not really?

  37. Carbs represents 95% of calories for almost all fruits.
    Some exceptions are avocado and durians.

  38. Just started following your channel, thankyou soo much for starting this channel and sharing the knowledge about keto, I am doing Keto since 9 months and enjoying the benefits of it. I have seen other videos as well on this channel and they are crisp and to the point, its a great feeling when you know you are not alone in world to follow this lifestyle and theres a community who supports and help you as well. Thank you once again, you are making a huge impact.. Would love to see more videos on this channel. β€πŸ˜‡πŸ™

    1. @RuledMe would love to meet you and the amazing team behind all the hard work that you guys are putting in

    2. @RuledMe Yes, I am able to Focus more and perform more, the immense benefit I got from this diet was the ability to think more, and your brain works like an absolute beauty. I would recommend this channel and share it with friends and family so that they can enjoy the benefits of this amazing lifestyle ❀

    3. Thank you for the kind words – Im glad to hear youve been following keto for quite some time now!

  39. i dont consider avocados, olives, and tomatoes to be fruit, and i never eat starfish. so the only fruit mentioned here that i would consider are berries. and yet she said right at the end there that vegetables have all of the nutrients that fruit has, so that really, one can avoid fruits altogether and yet stay healthy

    1. Most traditional fruit you can eat on keto is berries, and thats to be eaten in moderation. Like you said (and the video says), you should be eating plenty of vegetables – all your needed micronutrients can be gotten from vegetables.

  40. Hi thanks for the video , Is cucumbers allowed in the keto diet ?

  41. Peppers, eggplant, squash, zucchinis, and cucumbers are also fruits, botanically.

  42. What about wintermelon?
    I was told that was one of the healthiest things to eat

    1. @RuledMe Oh I think they actually did mean Winter Melon, otherwise know as the Wax Gourd. It has 4g of carbohydrates per cup, including 3.8 g of dietary fiber, so I definitely think that one is safe!

    2. In moderation. Watermelon is mostly water, so its quite heavy – but 100g of watermelon is around 7.6g net carbs. Its not something that you should eat daily, but every once in a while would be fine.

    1. We mostly recommend eating berries if you choose fruit because of the low glycemic load. That said, 100g of pineapple has 11.6g net carbs. Not something Id recommend eating all that often, but can sometimes be used to have a change in pace with dishes. Surprisingly lower carb than typically thought of.

    1. We mostly recommend sticking to berries – there are a few other low carb fruits that didnt make the list.

  43. Men who do heavy work can not be on this kind of diet. If you work in an office, sit down sometime or most of the time, have a fairly easy going job, have several breaks a day, then perhaps, but if youre working in the middle of the sea, fishing trawlers, oil rigs, construction, metal factories, carrying heavy loads all day, you wont last one day!

    1. Many athletes use the ketogenic diet as well. It all depends on what youre eating and how much.

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