What foods contain no sugar?


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Good examples of zero sugar foods are lean meats, poultry and fish. Eggs, hard cheese, mushrooms and most vegetables such as broccoli, eggplant and potatoes also have only a very low sugar content.

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In general, with low sugar diets the focus should be on whole foods, since processed foods include a lot of added sugar. Sugars are simple carbohydrates, so all carbohydrate-free foods are also sugar free.

All meat is sugar-free and contains iron, vitamin B-12 protein.

Lean meats such as beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin, lamb and wild game are a good choice. Processed meats such as sausages or bacon should be avoided. Chicken, turkey and other poultry is highly recommended for low-sugar diets, as are fish and other seafood. Dairy products such as cheese, plain yogurt and milk are also a great source of protein along with calcium.

Non-starchy vegetables, both fresh and cooked, provide a wide variety of low-sugar foods full of vitamins, minerals and fiber, and can be eaten in large quantities due to their low calorie content. Asparagus, beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots and cauliflower, are all great examples, as are cucumber, coleslaw, kale, kohlrabi and leeks. In case of sweet cravings, some healthy options are low-sugar content fruits such as berries, apples and mandarins.

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