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What are some low-carb foods?

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Some low-carb foods include artichokes and almonds. A large artichoke contains only 17 grams of carbohydrates and ¼ cup of roasted almonds contains only 6.7 grams of carbohydrates. Both are also a good source of fiber, with the artichokes offering 9 grams and the almonds offering 4 grams.

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WebMD offers ideas for low-carb snacks for people on low-carb diets. One example is a turkey and cheese roll. This snack idea uses mozzarella cheese instead of a more traditional option, such as crackers or bread, as a platform to hold the turkey. While this snack only has 0.3 grams of fiber, it only has 3.5 grams of carbohydrates.

Another option is a side salad topped with avocado or hard-boiled eggs. When topping the salad, people should only use ¼ of an avocado or one hard-boiled egg. They should also drizzle only 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. If preferred, they can add 1 to 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.

Doctors sometimes put people on low-carb diets as a way to restrict their carbohydrate consumption. These kinds of diets work well as diabetes and obesity treatments. Such a diet usually involves replacing carbohydrate-filled foods such as pasta, bread and sugar with foods that have moderate protein and high fat values, such as fish, nuts and poultry. Doctors also try to add in foods that are high in fiber.

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