Kale Powder on the Carnivore Diet? πŸ₯¬ Yes or No? Find out…

Foods allowed on the carnivore diet
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Is Kale Powder allowed on a Carnivore Diet?

No - Kale Powder is not suitable for carnivore diets due to its plant origin.
Kale Powder is made from dried and ground kale leaves, known for its concentrated nutrient content.
It is worth considering that per 100g, Kale Powder contains on average; 49g of carbohydrates, 0.9g of fats and 29.6g of proteins (e).
Being higher in carbohydrates, Kale Powder is not a good choice for anyone undertaking a carnivore based diet.
Note: The above answer is based on the foods that are commonly consumed on the more popular 'Classic Carnivore' diet.
Below, I go further into the appropriateness of Kale Powder for different variations of the carnivore diet, including; Strict, Classic, Animal-Based, and Keto versions.
Allowance of Kale Powder based on specific carnivore diet variation...
Strict Carnivore
No
No - the consumption of Kale Powder cannot be included on the Strict Carnivore diet. The Strict Carnivore Diet consists of; Ruminant meats, salt, water, and ruminant meat fat for cooking. Strict Carnivore is often referred to as the Lion Diet.
Classic Carnivore
No
No - the consumption of Kale Powder cannot be included on the Classic Carnivore diet. The Classic Carnivore Diet consists of; All types of animal meats, bacon, seafood, organs, eggs, some dairy (like cheese and heavy cream), with coffee, tea, and some herbs and spices being optional.
Animal-Based
No
No - the consumption of Kale Powder cannot be included on the Animal-Based Carnivore diet. The Animal-Based Carnivore Diet consists of; All types of animal meats, bacon, seafood, organs, eggs, dairy (like milk, cheese and heavy cream), some fruit and honey, as well as coffee, tea, and some herbs and spices being optional. Animal-based carnivore is often much higher in carbohydrates.
Keto Carnivore
No
No - the consumption of Kale Powder cannot be included on the Keto Carnivore diet. Keto Carnivore is not truly a carnivore diet, however, it is still low in carbohydrates (usually up to around 40g per day to remain in ketosis) with fruits, vegetables, plant-based oils, nuts, and seeds also included.

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Nutritional Values of Kale Powder (estimated)

Below you can find out the typical nutritional facts for Kale Powder.

Nutrition Facts
Kale Powder
per 100g
Carbohydrates
49g
Fats
0.9g
Proteins
29.6g
Please note that the above values are average estimates and are not guaranteed to be completely accurate.

Kale Powder as a food on the Carnivore Diet

If you have landed on this page, the chances are you have either;

The answer to your question is, No - Kale Powder is not suitable for carnivore diets due to its plant origin.

Curious about other foods suitable for the Carnivore Diet?
USEFUL INFORMATION

What is the Carnivore Diet?

The Carnivore Diet is arguably not a 'diet' as such, but a lifestyle - one that involves the consumption of animal-based products, with a focus on consuming animal-derived fats and proteins, over carbohydrates.

The Carnivore Diet is an 'elimination diet', where commonly known foods that may be irritable or inflammatory to many, are eliminated and the focus is primarily on the consumption of ruminant meat, with other meats, fish, eggs, dairy and even fruit and honey included in some variations of the diet.

With the focus on fats and proteins over carbohydrates, the carnivore diet is naturally high fat and low carbohydrate, meaning the body will transition into 'ketosis', a process that allows the body to switch to using fat as the primary fuel source (over glucose) which has many benefits, specifically fat loss and many types of healing (find out what the carnivore diet has healed for me).

Find out about the different types of Carnivore Diet

Different foods on different types of carnivore diet

The 'carnivore diet' is not a fixed diet for all. There are different variations of the diet that may be better suited to different people, usually depending on your own body as well as considerations such as levels of physical activity. Some may wish to go 'Strict Carnivore' which would consist of purely ruminent meat (usually beef), alongside salt and water, whereas others may choose 'Animal Based' which is primarily meat, eggs, dairy and other foods that come from animals, but with the addition of some non animal-based foods that are higher in carbohydrates such as honey and fruits.

Read more about the different variations of the carnivore diet.

Should you consume Kale Powder on the carnivore diet?

I am a firm advocate for self-experimentation to see what works best for you as an individual. This way you know first hand what suits your body's needs.

For me, on my personal carnivore journey - I began with classic carnivore. I felt great and the improvement to my mental clarity (and many other benefits) was significant, however, I found that I lost weight and some muscle and struggled to maintain a weight I felt and looked better at.

I later introduced a little milk, some fruits such as dates and berries and also honey and maple syrup (in moderation) which helped with energy levels and facilitated the readdition and maintenance of the weight and muscle mass that I feel more comfortable at.

Bearing in mind that I do exercise 6 days per week, I believe that for me - the addition of a few higher-carb foods on the animal-based carnivore diet is beneficial.

Of course, some foods (highly processed, refined sugar-based foods) should be avoided if you are looking to optimise your health.

I think it is important to not be too rigid and do what is best for you, whilst using the above as a guide and the consideration of Kale Powder is something you need to think about on a personal basis, depending on your goals.

Take a quiz to find out what version of the carnivore diet is likely best suited for you.

FAQ

Is Kale Powder ok on the Carnivore Diet?

Kale Powder is made from dried and ground kale leaves, known for its concentrated nutrient content. containing 49g of carbohydrates, 0.9g of fats and 29.6g of proteins (e). The quantity of fats, proteins and carbohydrates in Kale Powder is something to consider when deciding what foods to consume on the carnivore diet.

Can you consume Kale Powder on the Carnivore Diet?

No - Kale Powder Kale Powder is not suitable for carnivore diets due to its plant origin.

How many carbohydrates are in Kale Powder

Kale Powder contains around 49g of carbohydrates per 100g. The Carnivore Diet is naturally very low in carbohydrates. The amount of carbohydrates consumed are important to consider when undertaking a carnivore diet.

How much fat in Kale Powder?

Kale Powder contains around 0.9g of fat per 100g. Natural and healthy fats, derived only from animal products are an important aspect of a carnivore diet.

How much protein in Kale Powder?

Kale Powder contains around 29.6g of protein per 100g. Natural and healthy sources of protein derived only from animal products are a key element of the carnivore diet.

Is Kale Powder suitable for the Lion diet?

No - The 'Lion Diet' carnivore diet consists strictly of; Ruminant meats, salt, water, and ruminant meat fat for cooking.

Is Kale Powder suitable for the Strict Carnivore diet?

No - The Strict Carnivore Diet consists strictly of; Ruminant meats, salt, water, and ruminant meat fat for cooking.

Is Kale Powder suitable for Animal-Based Carnivore diet?

No - The Animal-Based Carnivore Diet consists of; All types of animal meats, bacon, seafood, organs, eggs, dairy (like milk, cheese and heavy cream), some fruit and honey, as well as coffee, tea, and some herbs and spices being optional. Animal-based carnivore is often higher in carbohydrates due to the fruits and honey.

Is Kale Powder suitable for Keto Carnivore diet (Ketovore)?

No - Often referred to as 'Ketovore', the Keto Carnivore diet is not really a carnivore diet, however, it is still a low carbohydrate diet with animal fats and proteins being the primary sources of nutrition with fruits, vegetables, plant-based oils, nuts, and seeds also included.

What would happen if you consumed Kale Powder on the Carnivore Diet?

Whilst strict and classic carnivore are always going to be zero-very low carbohydrates, non strict versions of the carnivore diet such as animal-based or keto carnivore (aka Ketovore) will likely involve the consumption of some carbohydrates, usually in the form of fruits, honey, dairy including mink and cheese, and even some plant based foods.

The amount of carbohydrates consumed on a daily basis can make the difference to whether you are in 'ketosis' or not which is something that needs to be considered depending on your goals and reasonings for taking this route.

Find out the benefits of being in ketosis.

Strict and Classic carnivore are naturally low-carb. Depending on your goals, you may wish to remain in 'ketosis', by keeping carbs at zero or very low, or you may wish to limit carbohydrates to below 40g per day which should keep you in ketosis also.

Useful links

Find out more about the carnivore diet

Different types of carnivore diet

Beginners guide to starting a carnivore diet

Other foods

You can find some other foods below or take a look at the full list of carnivore foods.

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Documenting my journey exploring the carnivore healing diet. Started 1st August 2023.