Creating Your List of Low Carbohydrate Foods
It is important to have a low carb food list handy when shopping and dieting.
High carbohydrate foods contribute to people who are suffering from excess weight, fatigue and drowsiness, depression, brain fogginess, bloating, low blood sugar, high blood pressure, high triglycerides etc.
This is because many of the conditions described can be caused from eating an overbalance of carbohydrates. According to the latest report 65% of all Americans are overweight and another 27% are clinically obese.
Green leafy salads contain many foods that you can list in the foods low in carbohydrates. And you can add other low carb foods to your salads like:
- Vegetable, olive, and safflower oil
- Vinegar and oil salad dressing
- Protein rich foods like meat, fish, beans, and eggs
- Bean sprouts
- Sunflower seeds
- Whole-wheat wafers
- Tomatoes and mushrooms
You can also lightly steam some cauliflower or broccoli and squeeze a little lemon over the veggies, then chill to add to your salads.
You don’t always have to eat salads to have low carb diet foods.
Soups are also ideal choices when they contain lots of vegetables, and broths made from vegetable or meat stocks.
An all time favorite is chicken and vegetable soup, or for those who are vegetarian, tomato and bean soups are good choices.
For snacking, celery sticks with peanut butter are a well balanced food, or soy nuts, almonds, or other nuts like walnuts. Seeds are good choices, like seeds from the pumpkin that are roasted and lightly salted. There are also low carb food products on the market to specifically address fast and healthy snacking.
Rapid Rises in Blood Sugar
There are many good choices when seeking a list of low carbohydrate foods. It is important to incorporate as many as possible in your diet. Its wise to keep a good watch on carbohydrate rich foods because you will find that any meal or snack high in carbohydrates generates a rapid rise in blood glucose and the carbs are converted, via insulin, into fat and stored in the adipose, or fatty, tissue.
Make Your Own List of Low Carb Foods
As you find foods you like, make a list and keep it handy when shopping so you are not tempted to fill up your cart with foods that are sure to put on the pounds.