10 Essential Foods for Success on the Keto Diet

High in healthy fats and low in carbs, avocados are perfect for the keto diet. They are also rich in potassium, which helps manage the electrolyte balance that can be disrupted when starting keto.


A staple in the keto diet, eggs are high in protein and fat but very low in carbs. They are also very versatile and can be prepared in many different ways.


Contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are fats that can increase ketone production and help maintain ketosis.

Coconut Oil

Great for salad dressings or drizzling over cooked vegetables, olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats and beneficial antioxidants.

Olive Oil

Almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, and chia seeds are low in carbohydrates but high in fat, making them great for snacking or adding crunch to meals.

Nuts and Seeds

Salmon, mackerel, sardines, and trout are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for maintaining heart health on the keto diet.

Fatty Fish

High in fat and protein, cheese is keto-friendly and can add flavor and variety to meals. Choose full-fat varieties such as cheddar, mozzarella, or cream cheese.


Spinach, kale, and other leafy greens are low in carbs and high in fiber and nutrients, making them ideal for the keto diet.

Leafy Greens

Unprocessed meats like beef, pork, lamb, and poultry are carb-free and rich in high-quality protein. Opt for grass-fed or organic meats when possible.


Non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini are low in carbs but high in fiber and other nutrients, essential for a balanced keto diet.

Low-Carb Vegetables

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