In this part 3 of our low carb foods list, we will be talking about the foods other than what was mentioned on the first and second part of this article. In this part, we have the foods that have higher carb content and others that may or may not fall under the low carb foods list.
Other Foods that may Contain Low or High Carb Content
Most sweet fruits have more than 5g of carb content per 100g serving. Blackberries, strawberries and raspberries are the sweet fruits that have the lowest amount of carb content. They have about 5.5g or carb content per 100g of serving. Melons, such as watermelon, have about 8g of carb content per 100g.
Other fresh fruits contain about 10g – 20g of carbohydrate per 100g. One particular fresh fruit that contain the highest amount of carbohydrate is banana. Dried fruits definitely contain higher amount of carb content since they have been added with sugar.
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as grains that will fall into the low carb foods list. Quinoa, buckwheat or kasha, rye, oats, barley, millet, rice, corn and wheat all have high carbohydrate content. These grains have about 60g to 80g of carb per 100g of serving when uncooked.
Any food that is made from grains will fall under the high carb list such as rice cakes, popcorn, pasta and bread.
Distilled spirits such as gin, rum, vodka and whiskey do not contain carbohydrate unless mixers are added. Wine has about 2.5g of carb content per 100 ml of serving. A regular has the highest carb content among all the alcoholic beverages. A regular been contains about 3.6g of carbohydrate per 100 ml of serving.
4. Spices and Herbs
Most herbs are included in the low carb list since most of them are made from green vegetables. Spices, on the other hand, contain higher amount of carbohydrate because they are usually made from ground seeds.
5. Processed and Packaged Foods
When buying processed or packaged foods, you should always check the labels to know the nutritional information of that particular food. By doing this, you will be able to know how much is that food’s carb content. Most labels of processed or packaged foods contain amount of carbohydrates in grams. If not, you can do some research before buying and eating them.
These lists of low carb foods may greatly help in speeding up the process of looking fit and healthy. Other than calories, you should be well aware that foods that contain high carb content can make you gain weight fast. However, do not restrict yourself from taking at least a small amount of carbohydrates since our body needs it as energy especially when you exercise regularly or if you have a busy daily schedule.