List of low carb foods

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carbohydrate foods have many health benefits including reduced risk of blood sugar spikes, better control of blood sugars, reduced food cravings, and potential weight loss.

Types of carbs

  • There are three main types of carbohydrates: sugars, starches, and fiber.
  • Sugars are found naturally in fruits and milk, as well as added to many packaged foods, such as soda.
  • Starches can be found in grains, starchy vegetables, like potatoes, and also dried beans, lentils, and peas.
  • Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that comes from plants and is not digested by the body. It helps to keep the body healthy.

It's important to note that while sugars and starches can raise blood sugar, fiber does not.


This list of common foods with their nutritional information, with the focus on their usefulness on a low carbohydrate and ketogenic diet sorted in alphabetic list. Please use the page search (Control F) and search for the item you are interested in as these pages can be long.

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What is a low carb food?

Any food that has carbohydrates or starches in relatively lower quantity per serving, usually less than 20 grams of net carbohydrates are considered to be low carb foods.

What is ketogenic diet?

Ketogenic diets are extremely low or to very little carbs, usually less than 5 net carbs per serving.

What is the difference between low carb and keto?

Keto is extremely low carb.

What are net carbs?

Net carbs = total carbs minus fiber

Comprehensive list of low carb foods

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