Low Carbohydrate Foods

Low Carbohydrate Foods

Energy IN is the amount of energy or calories you get from food and drinks. Energy OUT is the amount of energy your body uses for things like breathing, digesting and being physically active. Most of this extra food energy came from an increase in carbohydrate consumption rather than fat consumption.

The primary sources of these extra carbohydrates are sweetened beverages, which now account for almost 25 percent of daily food energy. Overweight and obesity happen over time when you take in more calories than you use. Low-carbohydrate diets or low-carb diets are dietary programs that restrict carbohydrate consumption, often for the treatment of obesity or diabetes.

A low-carb diet restricts sugary foods, and starches like pasta or bread. Instead, you’ll eat delicious real foods, including protein, natural fats, and vegetables.

Here is a list of foods a must for you, if you are on a Low-carbohydrate diet. Low-Carb Diet Tips

1. Eggs

All kinds: Boiled, fried, scrambled, omelets, etc. Preferably organic eggs.

2. Meat

Any type Feel free to eat the fat on the meat as well as the skin on the chicken. If possible try to choose organic or grass-fed meats. Chicken is among the world’s most popular meats. It is high in many beneficial nutrients and an excellent source of protein.

3. Fish and Seafood

Like meat, pretty much all fish and seafood contain next to no carbohydrates.

4. Cheese

An ounce of string cheese contains less than 3 grams of net carbs and provides high-quality dairy protein.

5. Fats

Use butter, olive oil, coconut oil (high in oleic acid), lard.

6. Nuts

Brazil, macadamia, and pecan nuts – and can be eaten freely even on a strict low-carb diet. Almonds – They are loaded with fiber, vitamin E, and are among the world’s best sources of magnesium.

7. Low carb fruits

  • Avocado
    Avocados are also extremely high in fiber and potassium and contain decent amounts of all sorts of other nutrients.
  • Olives
    The olive is another delicious high-fat fruit.
  • Grapefruit
    They are very high in vitamin C and carotene antioxidants.
  • Strawberries
    Strawberries are among the lowest carb and most nutrient-dense fruits you can eat.
  • Apricots
    It contains high amounts of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that has been linked to improved brain functioning.

8. Low carb veg

  • Leafy Vegetables
    Dark, leafy greens like spinach, swiss chard, spring mixes, kale, collard greens, and many others are good sources of fiber and they’re super nutritious and have a little carb.
  • Mushrooms
    Fungi make a great choice for weight loss because they pack a lot of flavor for very few calories and carbs.
  • Cauliflower and Broccoli
    As a member of the Brassica plant family along with broccoli and kale, cauliflower delivers a wallop of antioxidants that is very low in carb.
  • Celery
    Celery is made up of about 95 percent water, so it’s no surprise that there’s a dearth of carbohydrates.
  • Zucchini
    Zucchini, or fewer courgettes in French parlance, is a great vegetable to have on hand to trim the carbs from your diet.
  • Spaghetti Squash
    Think of spaghetti squash as Mother Nature’s low-carb answer.
  • Tomatoes
    Tomatoes are rich in phytochemicals that stimulate the production of carnitine, an amino acid hence helps to break down body fat.
  • Onions
    They are high in fiber, antioxidants, and various anti-inflammatory compounds.
  • Eggplant 
    Eggplant is very high in fiber.
  • Bell Peppers
    They are very high in fiber, vitamin C, and carotene antioxidants.
  • Green Beans
    Calorie for calorie, they are extremely high in many nutrients, including fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, and potassium.

What to avoid

All processed sugar drinks, All cakes, biscuits, jams, sweets, Seed Oils, Bread, pasta, potatoes, sugar, wheat products, cereals, and Pasta.

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