“The Keep It Real Food Co. mission is to use the knowledge I’ve gained observing how foods affect my blood sugar, hunger, and energy levels to offer people with and without diabetes better food products. We set out to create low-glycemic, grain-free snacks and treats containing ONLY naturally healthy ingredients, and to build a brand of goods that customers trust to be healthy and delicious.”
– Katie Coleman, founder
Katie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 11 years old. She quickly realized that processed foods marked “low-sugar” or “sugar-free” still contained a sizable amount of carbohydrates (because of white flour or other high-glycemic ingredients), and that artificial sweeteners tasted fake and contained nasty chemicals. As an adult, she became increasingly skeptical of processed foods with long ingredient lists, many of which look like they were created in a lab.
Katie began baking at home simply using LESS sugar, and experimented with naturally low-carbohydrate ingredients. By monitoring her blood sugar levels throughout the day, Katie can literally measure the effect foods have on her body, giving her a unique perspective as she designs recipes for treats and snacks.
More and more, we are all realizing how important a diet of whole foods is to living a long, healthy life. This has inspired Katie to take action and create great-tasting snacks made of real ingredients that will make you happy inside and out.
Check out Katie’s latest project, Diabetes Unscripted, a new podcast focusing on managing diabetes through a low-carb paleo diet.
Learn More: What Does My Diabetes Mean For You?