What is a no-carb foods list?


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A no-carb foods list contains various names of foods that are identified as containing no carbohydrates. Common foods that do not contain carbohydrates include many meats, fishes, eggs, oils, other cooking fats and herbs. Many vegetables contain very low levels of carbohydrates and can be considered part of a low carbohydrate diet, as they provide essential nutrients to the body, as well as add diversity to the diet.

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What is a no-carb foods list?
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Fish such as flounder, salmon, herring, sardines, sole, tuna, trout and halibut all have no carbohydrates. All fowl, including chicken, duck, goose, Cornish game hen and turkey also have no carbohydrates. Most shellfish, with the exception of mussels and oysters, are also on the no-carbohydrates list. All other types of meat including beef, pork, lamb and veal have no carbohydrates. However, when meat is processed into lunch meat or other products, sugar is commonly added, which increases the carbohydrate count of the food.

Eggs prepared in any style contain no carbohydrates; however, if any additional ingredients are added such as vegetables or cheese, this can increase the carbohydrate level. Butter, mayonnaise, olive oil and vegetable oils all have no carbohydrates. Many types of vegetables such as salad greens, romaine lettuce, celery, cucumber, mushrooms, peppers and radishes have less than 1 gram of net carbohydrates per serving.

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