Are you on the keto diet and wishing you could have a glass of wine to relax with at the end of the day?
Well, we've got good news for you- you can drink wine on the keto diet! However, you need to be careful about the wine you choose, as not all wines are keto-friendly.
So, how do you drink wine without falling off the keto wagon?
Check out this keto-friendly wine guide to discover how to drink wine on a keto diet.
Look at Your Labels
The trickiest part about choosing a low-carb, keto-friendly wine is figuring out which ones are actually low-carb. As you may have already noticed, most wine bottles don't list nutrition facts such as carbs and calories.
To get an idea of how keto-friendly a bottle of wine is, we suggest taking a look at the ABV and residual sugar. In general, as either one of these goes up, so do the carbs and the calories.
While it can vary a bit from wine to wine, typically, drier wines have less residual sugar than off-dry or semi-dry wines. If the wine label doesn't list its residual sugar content, you can typically find the amount on the wine's tech sheet.
Generally speaking, sweeter wines like Moscato and Riesling, have much higher amounts of residual sugar, and are therefore out of the question. Drier wines, such as pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, chablis, and sauvignon blanc tend to have a lower carb count.
Search for Keto-Friendly Wines Online
If you don't want to play guessing games with the labels, you can also just search for keto-friendly wines online. Due to the popularity of the keto diet, more and more wine brands are offering keto-friendly versions of their wines.
There are even some brands out there that focus solely on providing their customers with keto-friendly wines. Just make sure you read the reviews before buying, as you don't want to compromise taste completely just to save a few carbs.
If you're looking for a great keto-friendly wine, we suggest checking out our Smart Vine wine. This wine contains only one gram of sugar per bottle and one carb per glass, so it's the perfect treat to add to your keto diet.
Remember That Moderation is Key
When you find a keto-friendly wine that suits your taste buds, it's still important to remember that moderation is key.
Overindulging in booze can put you at an increased risk for weight gain and a variety of other health issues. However, drinking wine in moderation can actually be beneficial.
In fact, studies have found that drinking red wine in moderation can help prevent and control:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Certain types of cancer
- Certain types of neurological disorders
Red wine also contains powerful antioxidants that can help improve your overall health.
Cheers to Keto-Friendly Wines
Now that you know a bit more about keto-friendly wines, it's time to find the right wine for you. As we mentioned earlier, shopping online for your wine is usually the way to go, as this allows you to better understand exactly what you're buying.
Make sure to check out our wines today.