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10 Foods to Avoid on the Keto Diet

Bananas

Even though banana health benefits abound, like helping to boost heart and immune health, bananas are basically off the table when you're eating keto.

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Mangoes

If there's a fruit even worse for keto diets than bananas, it's mangoes. These tropical treats have a high carb content, packing in 50 grams per fruit!

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Sweet Potatoes

While many vegetables do make the cut for keto diet foods, sweet potatoes are not one of them, as each one contains 27 grams of carbs. Low starch vegetables like leafy greens will be your best substitute, but you could also try spaghetti squash (10 grams per cup), zucchini (3 grams per cup) or eggplant (5 grams per cup).

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Corn

While corn may seem like a good gluten-free grain alternative for those following keto, its carb count is too high to qualify.

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Red Wine

There are certainly many reasons to enjoy a glass of wine (it may improve heart health, for example).

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Canola Oil

While eating keto includes plenty of high-fat foods, that doesn't mean any and all kinds of fat are ideal.

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Maple Syrup

Sure, most diets will restrict your sugar intake, but eating keto means avoiding all forms of the substance.

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Fruit Juice

Fruit juices, just like carb-loaded whole fruits, don't fit the keto diet. Fruit juice concentrates the naturally-occurring sugars found in fruit and removes all the health-promoting fiber.

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Dried Fruit

In the same way that fruit juice concentrates the sugars found in fruit, the process used to make dried fruit has the same effect.

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Processed Foods

Chips, crackers, cookies and snack foods are all off-limits on the keto diet.

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