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Keyto Code: Your Guide to a Healthy Ketogenic Diet

The Keyto Code is designed to help you make the best food choices for your healthy ketogenic diet.  It is a searchable database of foods and recipes organized so you can quickly determine an item’s compatibility with your particular goals, whether it’s having the most Heart Healthy meals or choosing Power foods that will raise your Keyto levels.

To access, go to the food tab on your App, and search for any food:

Using our “Badge System,” you can quickly and easily determine the best food choices for your meals. Just following the badges will help you reach your goals. Each food item and recipe within the Code will also have a macronutrient profile, including calories, fats, carbs, and protein.

Keyto Code Badges:

  • Keyto Rating Badge – This badge tells you the relative amount of a food you should eat, by labeling foods green, yellow, and red. This is the most important badge. If you stick to green foods, you will see results.  
  • Heart Healthy Badge – This badge tells you if a food is beneficial for your cardiovascular system, and also fits within a ketogenic diet. Eating these foods is a personal choice.
  • Power Food badge – This badge tells you if a food is high in fat, which is your primary source of energy. Eating these foods will help raise your Keyto level.

Each item’s badges are determined by Keyto’s proprietary algorithm, which is based on the best scientific evidence and top expert opinion.  Using these badges to guide your food selection will ensure you stay on track with the least amount of effort.

Keyto Rating Badge

Every food’s Keyto Rating is based on important nutritional information, including net carb content. Limiting net carbs is a key factor to reach and maintain ketosis, which is the state when your body starts using fat for energy. Thus, eating foods that have low net carbs is an effective path to achieving weight loss, higher energy, better sleep, and more.

While you can scan for the carb content in the macro breakdown, it is simpler to look at the color of the Keyto Rating Badge to quickly identify the relative amount of net carbs present, and know how much you should eat.

  • Green” ~ low net carbs – can eat a full serving
  • Yellow” ~medium net carbs – can eat in moderation
  • Red” ~ high net carbs – should generally be avoided

The most simple, yet effective way to follow the Keyto program is to primarily eat foods that have a Green Badge. Do this and you’ll achieve amazing results. 

Let’s look at some examples of the Keyto Rating Badges:

Olive Oil – Green – Low Net Carbs (0g).

 

Meal: Low Carb Keyto Orecchiette – Green – Low Net Carbs (4g).  Enjoy a full serving. (Recipe)

 

Strawberries – Yellow – Medium Net Carbs (8g net carbs in 10 strawberries). Ok in moderation.

 

Potatoes – Red – High Net Carbs (33g net carbs in 1 potato). AVOID.

 

Heart Healthy Badge

There are so many delicious foods that are both good for your heart and great for your ketogenic diet. These ingredients and meals can be easily identified by the presence of the Heart Healthy Badge in the Keyto code.

Keep in mind that you do not need to restrict yourself completely from delicious foods like steak, bacon, and butter, which may not have the badge.

However, if you wish, you can aim to eat more foods that have the Heart Healthy Badge. These foods have lower amounts of animal-based saturated fat and are in line with the Heart Healthy Keyto Program, which recommends plant and fish based sources of fat with animal fats and red meat in moderation.

Don’t forget that non-fatty foods can also be Heart Healthy.  The following are prime examples of Heart Healthy foods.

Kale – Heart Healthy

 

Avocados – Heart Healthy

 

Pecans – Heart Healthy

 

Meal: Asian Salmon Salad – Heart Healthy (Recipe)

 

Power Food Badge

The Power Food Badge identifies foods that derive the majority of their calories from fat, which makes them “Power Foods.” This is because fat is the raw material that your body uses to make ketones, which are then used for energy.

By choosing foods that earn the Power Food Badge and limiting carbs, you will increase your Keyto levels.

Let’s look at some examples of foods that earn the Power Badge.

Butter – Power Food

 

Steak – Power Food

 

Meal: Cottage Cheese Pancakes – Power Food (Recipe)

 

Meal: Burgers with Keyto Buns – Power Food (Recipe)

 

Examples of Keyto Code Badge Patterns

By looking for specific combinations of Badges, you can make food choices best suited for your goals.

Here are some examples of different Badge combinations, and their applications to a healthy ketogenic lifestyle:

Salmon – Green/Heart Healthy/Power Food (Ultimate food!)

Salmon is low-carb, high-fat but also low in saturated fat, making it perfect for boosting your Keyto score, while also promoting Heart Heath. Other foods with these badges are avocados, nuts and seeds, eggs, fatty fish, and some oils.

Meal: Fish Tacos with Lettuce Wraps – Green/Heart Healthy/Power Food (Recipe)

Our fish tacos are a low-carb, high fat meal that are great for keeping your net carbs down. We highly recommend these types of meals! You can check out more recipes by searching the Keyto Code on your app.

Broccoli – Green/Heart Healthy

Broccoli  is a low-carb, low-fat food that is high in fiber, vitamins, and low in net carbs per serving. It however does not contain much fat, so a good idea is to add some power foods such as olive oil, cheese, or butter for making it taste great and to boost your Keyto levels. Other foods like this include asparagus, cauliflower, leafy greens, as well as lean cuts of protein.

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole – Green/Power Food (Only 2g net carbs! Recipe)

Our Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole is a delicious power food that contains higher amounts of saturated fat. These types of meals are excellent for boosting your Keyto level. Some other examples include fatty cuts of meat, cheeses and dairy products, and lard.

Pumpkin Seeds – Yellow

Pumpkin seeds are yellow because they contain a moderate amount of net carbs. Foods with a Yellow Badge can still fit into your Keyto diet, provided you eat them in moderation. They have a slightly higher net carb content, but provide some flexibility and variety in your food choices. As long as they do not comprise the bulk of your nutrition, Yellow Badge foods can help sate your hunger and still help you reach your goals.

Some examples of Yellow foods are lower-carb alternatives to breads/pasta, higher-carb veggies, certain keto-friendly desserts and fruits, and certain recipes.

Banana – Red

Bananas are a red food bc they contain a lot of sugar and net carbs. Foods marked with a Red Badge should  be avoided as they are not compatible with the ketogenic diet.

Other common common examples of red foods include bread, pasta, grain, deep-fried breaded chicken, high-sugar fruits and vegetables, potato chips, meats marinated in sugary sauces and rubs, desserts, sushi rolls, sugary snacks, soda, milk, raw sugar, honey, high-sugar condiments, and candy.

Conclusion

The Keyto Code is the simplest way to make food choices for your healthy ketogenic diet. Just search for any food on the Keyto App, and you’ll instantly see everything you need to know.