KETO food list is an online database that provides food information for Americans on a wide range of topics including diet, health and wellness.
It has been in place since 2009, when it was created by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to help patients and families of individuals with chronic conditions make informed decisions about keto and other healthful diets.
The FDA recently added more than 40,000 items, including products for children and adults, and expanded the database to include keto foods.
But researchers have found that many of the foods in the database, including many that are commonly sold in grocery stores, are often lacking in nutritional content and low in calories.
“There are so many keto-centric foods out there that are just lacking in nutrients and high in calories,” said Rachel Smith, a nutritionist and senior scientist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who has been studying the database.
“We’ve created a keto database to help people understand how they can get keto.
We want to make it easier for people to find out how to get their nutrients and to be able to make informed food choices.”
The USDA recently announced it is expanding its keto resource and said it is looking to expand the database for the general public.
The USDA will provide free food listings for individuals to download for free, but many consumers will still need to purchase their own food list.
Smith said the USDA is partnering with a number of local businesses, and has started to offer free online keto grocery lists.
“If you know the name of the keto product you want to buy, the price, and you know how much it’s going to cost, you can buy that,” she said.
Smith and her colleagues are currently looking for ways to make the database even more accessible for consumers.
They are also working on a way to make more food available through the FDA database, Smith said.
“The keto nutrition information is pretty much available everywhere now,” she added.
“I think we can use this to inform the general population in the future as to how to take their keto or low-carb diet or low fat diet.”
While keto dieters may not be as familiar with the foods they’re looking for, Smith has found that the databases have helped them make food decisions, and they can help them find foods they may not have considered previously.
She added that a few of the items listed in the ketos database may be easier to find than other keto products.
“For example, if you’re a kid, or you’re going through a tough time with your weight or your diabetes or your anxiety, you might have to make an adjustment,” she explained.
“Keto foods are more convenient than just trying to buy something that’s already in the grocery store.”