Keyto Food Search: Your Guide to a Healthy Ketogenic Diet

The Keyto food search is a searchable database of foods and recipes designed to help you follow the Keyto Program, a Heart Healthy ketogenic diet. It allows you to quickly determine what is compatible with the program and make the best food choices.

To access, navigate to the Food tab on your app, and enter any food:

Keyto Food Database

Keyto Badges

The Keyto badge system allows you to quickly determine the best food choices for your goals. Each food item and recipe also gives additional information such as tips and net carb counts.

There are two types of Keyto badges:

  1. Keyto Rating Badge: This tells you which foods to prioritize (green), which to enjoy occasionally (yellow), and which to avoid (red). This is the most important badge. Maximize your intake of green foods, eat yellow foods occasionally, and eat red foods minimally or not at all.
  2. Heart Healthy Badge: This badge indicates if a food is good for cardiovascular health but also fits within a ketogenic diet. Prioritizing these foods is highly recommended by our team.

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

Keyto Rating Badge

A food’s Keyto Rating is based on important nutritional information, including net carb content and fat composition. Limiting net carbs is a key factor to reach and maintain ketosis, the state when your body starts using fat for fuel.

Eating enough fat from food is essential. Plants contain the most healthy fats – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (mostly omega 3) fat.

Look at the color of the Keyto Rating Badge to know what foods to eat:

  • Green – Prioritize these foods for meals and snacks
  • Yellow – Think before you eat
  • Red – Should generally be avoided

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

Keyto Rating Badge Examples

Olive Oil

Green – Low Net Carbs (0g), High in healthy fats.

Meal: Low Carb Keyto Orecchiette

Green – Low Net Carbs (4g). Enjoy a full serving. (Recipe)


Yellow – Medium Net Carbs (8g net carbs in ~50 blueberries or half cup). Ok in moderation.


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

Heart Healthy Badge

There are many delicious foods that are great for a ketogenic diet AND good for your heart. We identifiy these foods with the Heart Healthy Badge. We recommend that you aim to eat more of these foods because they have lower amounts of saturated fat. They are perfect for the Keyto program.

Heart Healthy Badge Examples

Kale – Heart Healthy

Avocados – Heart Healthy

Pecans – Heart Healthy

Meal: Asian Salmon Salad – Heart Healthy (Recipe)

Keyto 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:

Green + Heart Healthy

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are great for Keyto. They contain Heart Healthy monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, manganese, and fiber, making it perfect for boosting your Keyto level while also promoting Heart Health. Other foods with these badges are avocados, nuts and seeds, and some oils.

Meal: Mushroom Asparagus Tacos

Our mushroom asparagus 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 food search.


Broccoli is a low-carb, low-fat food that is high in fiber, and vitamins. Other green + heart healthy foods include asparagus, cauliflower, and leafy greens.


Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are yellow because they contain a moderate amount of net carbs. Foods with yellow badges can still fit into your Keyto diet, but we recommend you think before you eat them. Some yellow foods have a slightly higher net carb content. Other yellow foods have higher levels of saturated fat, which is less optimal than unsaturated fat.

Other examples of yellow foods include lower-carb alternatives to breads/pasta, higher-carb veggies, certain keto-friendly desserts, and fruits.


Banana – (24g net carbs/medium banana)

Bananas are a red food because they contain a high amount of net carbs. Foods marked with a Red Badge should be avoided as they are not compatible with the Keyto program.

Other common common examples of red foods include bread, pasta, grains, high-sugar fruits and vegetables, potato chips, desserts, sushi rolls, sugary snacks, soda, raw sugar, high-sugar condiments, and candy.


The Keyto food search is the simplest way to make the best food choices for a healthy ketogenic diet. Just search for any food on the app to quickly determine what is compatible with the Keyto program.