The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that’s thought to have many health benefits. The keto diet limits daily non-fiber carbohydrate intake to 20 to 50 grams, compared to a typical carbohydrate intake of 150 to 250 grams.1 The drastic reduction in carbohydrate intake leads the body to switch its fuel source from glucose(sugar) to fatty acids. This change influences several biological systems. The diet was originally designed in the 1920s and has since become popular among people with some health conditions.1
Though there are benefits associated with the keto diet, there are also drawbacks. The keto diet can, for instance, make it harder to get adequate amounts of essential nutrients. That deficiency can potentially impact health and comfort, making it difficult for some people to tolerate the diet.2
Many fiber-rich foods can also be carb-heavy. Getting enough fiber on the keto diet can be difficult, leading to regularity challenges. Keto constipation is a phenomenon that many keto dieters experience. The lack of fiber in the diet can leave you with harder, more stubborn stool, and a bloated gut.1,3
Adding a fiber supplement is a great way to add more fiber to your diet. Choosing Metamucil’s psyllium fiber, which is the gold standard amongst the fiber supplements for regularity,* can help you enjoy the benefits of your keto diet without drawback of occasional constipation.
Both the Metamucil Sugar-Free and Premium Blend powders are free of sugar and gluten, so they are keto friendly.
Talk to your healthcare provider before starting any new diet.