Let’s start with the chocolate chips… you’re either going to find low carb chips with terrible ingredients like soy, or the chocolate chips are going to be high in sugar. Don’t settle when it comes to your chocolate! With these Explorado Market Chocolate Chips you get healthy ingredients and peace of mind:
And the premium nut butter is like nothing else on earth. You won’t find any lectins, sugar, soy, or other nasty ingredients here, a truly unique product offering. The taste is incredible and you get a very low net carb count (1 gram per serving) -it’s the perfect treat on a ketogenic diet. It’s a real source of lasting, high-quality energy!
About the Sweetener
A premium and a delicious sweetener called Erythritol (a sciencey name for a clean, wholesome ingredient). Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that’s thought to be very safe. Erythritol is derived from natural sources like grapes, melons, pears and other starches from plants, it’s fermented and subsequently extracted as an ingredient that’s perfect for those on a low carb diet. You get the sweetness and taste of delicious chocolate while avoiding the detrimental effects of sugar.
Counting Net Carbs
With these products, you’ll see that we showcase net carbs. Those on a Ketogenic or a low carb diet will typically pay close attention to their macros (how much fat, protein, and carbohydrates consumed daily). Most people following one of these diets will count their net carbs.
To calculate net carbs you take the total carb count and subtract the fiber and the sugar alcohols.
- Chocolate Fat Fit Go (5g Total Carbs – 3g Dietary Fiber – 1g Sugar Alcohol = 1 Net Carb)
- Explorado Market Chocolate Chips (7g Total Carbs – 1g Dietary Fiber – 5g Sugar Alcohol = 1 Net Carb)
Net Carbs: why don’t you count fiber or sugar alcohol?
Sugar alcohols (like Erythritol and Stevia) are not complex, refined starches. Complex, refined starches have a high glycemic index (cause blood sugar levels to quickly rise after eating). Excess simple carbs are stored as fat. For most people, sugar alcohols have a very minimal impact on blood sugar levels and for this reason, are not counted in a daily macro count when on a Ketogenic diet (and counting net carbs).
We recommend doing research on this topic, the information provided here is our opinion alone and should not be taken as personal, medical advice.