40 top low-carb foods

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The big problem with that low carb Diets is associated with the significantly reduced food selection, which makes it difficult for many trainers to maintain such a long-term nutritional program. So that you do not even get into such a situation and the variety is always preserved on the plate, we have collected in the context of this article 40 low-carb foods that can be used in many ways.

vegetables

1 - zucchini
Since zucchini consist to a large extent of water and also have no dominant taste, the vegetables are suitable for the preparation of various dishes, so that in the context of a diet there is no boredom on the plate. A medium sized zucchini contains about 7 grams of carbs.

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2 - cauliflower
Thanks to its firm consistency, cauliflower is considered a micronutrient substitute for starchy potatoes as part of its low carbohydrate diet. Furthermore, the vegetable, which has only 5 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams, contains many healthy antioxidants that your body needs to maintain many of its physiological metabolic processes.

3 - Swiss chard
Like other leafy vegetables, chard is characterized by an extremely low carbohydrate content of just one gram per 100 grams. Moreover, chard is a valuable vitamin K supplier.

4 - mushrooms
Strictly speaking, mushrooms form a completely separate food group, but this does not belittle the fact that they can be used very variably in the kitchen because of their biodiversity. Mushrooms, which have an average of just 2 grams of carbs per serving, also boost your immune system.

5 - celery
Celery is 95 percent water, so it's not surprising that in 100 grams of vegetables, which are great for supplementing a salad, there are only 1 gram of carbs.

6 - cherry tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes, with 6 grams of carbs per serving, have slightly more carbohydrates compared to classic beef tomatoes, but in terms of flavor, no other tomato variety can match them.

7 - spaghetti squash
As the name of the vegetable suggests, the spaghetti squash can be processed into a low-carb pasta that has only 7 grams of carbs per 100 grams and is also rich in vitamin C.

Low carb fruits

8 - apricots
If you do not want to go without sweets as part of a low-carb diet, you should grab apricots, because the stone fruit contains not only beta-carotene, but also only 4 grams of carbohydrates per fruit.

9 - avocado
Half an avocado contains just over 8 grams of carbs and continues to be high in healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that are beneficial to the health of your heart.

10 - strawberries
Although strawberries contain well over 11 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams, they are among the berries that have the lowest sugar content, which makes them particularly interesting in the context of a varied low-carb diet.

11 - Pink grapefruit
Pink grapefruit are characterized primarily by their high vitamin C content. Furthermore, a whole fruit contains only 18 grams of carbs.

fish and meat

12 - Sea Wolf
If you want to provide your body with high-quality proteins, it is worthwhile to put the sea wolf on the food list, because the fish, which is much more aromatic than most other, can be processed in many ways.

13 - Salmon from the tin
If you do not like tuna, you can alternatively grab salmon from the can to provide your body with protein quickly and easily. It should also be noted that heavy metal pollution is significantly lower than, for example, with conventional canned tuna.

14 - chicken thighs
Chicken thighs are not usually considered a good fit food, but if you're looking for a low carbohydrate diet, the juicy chicken thighs are a real alternative to lean breast meat because of the extra fat calories.

15 - turkey meat
Not only is turkey meat extremely tasty, it also has a complete amino acid profile, making it an optimal protein source in a low-carb diet.

16 - pork tenderloin
Although pork is often frowned upon in large parts of the fitness community, it is still a valuable source of protein and also contains a comparatively high concentration of B vitamins. However, as with white meat, you should make sure that you do not overdo it because pork fillets tend to become very dry due to the low fat content.

17 - Sirloin steak (beef)
Loin steaks are characterized by their very low fat content and marinate excellently, so you can give your creativity in terms of meal design free rein. Furthermore, beef is considered a natural source of creatine.

18 - Roast Beef
Roast beef, like the classic sirloin steak, is characterized by its low fat content and high iron concentration.

19 - bison meat
Since conventionally produced beef may be watery and has a low taste, you should keep your eyes open for alternatives. One such alternative is bison meat, which is easier to get from a local butcher than you might think. The meat of these animals is more expensive, but you benefit from the natural diet of the animals, which is shown among other things by a significantly higher proportion of omega 3 fatty acids.

Low-carb dairy products

20 - Gruyère cheese
The trademark of this Swiss hard cheese, in addition to its excellent melting properties a mild-nutty flavor, so that the Gruyère can be optimally combined with vegetables. Furthermore, the cheese is rich in calcium, which your body needs to build strong bones.

21 - butter
The fact that butter contains no carbohydrates, it seems, but that the food can be used useful in the context of a diet, guessing only the fewest. However, the truth is that consuming butter has a much more positive effect on your cholesterol levels than using margarine!

22 - eggs
Eggs contain well half a gram of carbohydrates apiece and are also characterized by a high concentration of antioxidants that, according to scientific studies, can help your body eliminate harmful free radicals.

23 - cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is a classic bread spread and enjoys great popularity on low carb trailers thanks to its low carbohydrate content of only 6 grams per cup. Furthermore, cottage cheese consists to a large extent of casein, which supplies your body with all important amino acids for a long time.

24 - Greek yogurt
Compared to the classic natural yoghurt, which has approximately the same nutritional value, the Greek yoghurt has a creamier consistency and a more intense taste, which emerges as the first alternative.

25 - goat's milk
Goat's milk contains less carbohydrates than cow's milk at 11 grams per 250 milliliters. In addition, goat's milk contains so-called conjugated linoleic acids, which can promote fat loss.

vegetable proteins

26 - tofu
Tofu is not just for vegetarians, because the food, which has only 3 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams, is a high-quality protein supplier and can be processed in the kitchen in various ways, so you always have your taste buds in the context of a low-carb diet can offer something new.

27 - tempeh
Tempeh consists of fermented soybeans and is often used in the form of ready-to-cook patties. Due to the fermentation process, these patties, which are excellently suitable as meat substitutes, contain, according to scientific findings, digestive probiotic cultures.

28 - Pinto beans
Pinto beans contain only 21 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams compared to other bean types. Accordingly, you can use pinto beans as an alternative in salads or stir-fries.

29 - pumpkin seeds
In the fitness community, pumpkin seeds are primarily considered suppliers of valuable phytochemicals and fatty acids, but less well known, however, is that they contain a lot of zinc in addition to a carbohydrate content of 5 grams per 100 grams.

Low carb snacks

30 - cheese sticks
Like ordinary cheese, cheese sticks usually contain well under 1 gram of carbs per 100 grams, making them the perfect low-carb snack.

31 - dried meat
Among the low-carb snacks, dried meat is rightly enjoying a steady rise in popularity, not least due to the many available flavors.

32 - walnuts
Walnuts are low in carbohydrates and instead have high levels of healthy omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. In addition, they contain copper, which your body needs for optimal interaction of the energy metabolism sub-processes.

33 - kale chips
If you like to snack, then you should look for kale chips as part of your shopping, because these contain only 8-12 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams, in contrast to potato chips and are no less tasty due to the many available variants.

Flour and cereals

34 - almond flour
Anyone who also wants to bake in a low-carb diet without a guilty conscience should use almond flour, which is particularly suitable for desserts such as cakes or pancakes.

35 - Shirataki noodles
These noodles from Asia contain no carbohydrates and can therefore be used as a substitute for classic noodles. Furthermore, the fibers contained ensure the stabilization of blood sugar levels.

36 - Amaranth
The seeds of the millet-like amaranth plant can be used as versatile in the kitchen as quinoa and also have an almost complete amino acid profile.

Low carb drinks

37 - Unsweetened iced tea
Since traditional iced tea is a true sugar bomb, you should avoid it and use an unsweetened variant as part of your low-carb diet.

38 - Unsweetened almond milk
Almond milk, with only 2 grams of carbohydrates per glass, contains significantly fewer carbohydrates than cow's milk and is also characterized by a very high vitamin E content.

39 - maple water
The less well-known maple water in this country serves as a basis for the production of maple syrup, but contains only 3 grams of carbohydrates per serving before processing, so that maple water can be used as a substitute for cola, for example.

40 - tomato juice
Tomato juice is usually drunk just above the clouds, but even on the hard bottom of a low-carb diet, the vegetable juice can hold its own, because it contains only 10 grams of carbs per glass and also provides you with valuable micronutrients.

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