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Follow a Zero Carb Diet for a Healthy Life
 Roxanna hall  
 18 December 2019  

A zero or a low carb diet implies cutting off foods that are high in carbs and adopting to protein and fat-rich foods. There are different types of low carb diets with varying proportions of carb intake. There is a common misconception among the people that the sole purpose of this type of diet implies weight loss. But it is not the case, along with weight loss you can get other benefits also. Such benefits involve improved levels of good cholesterol, reduction in blood sugar levels, lowered blood pressure, curbing risks related to metabolic syndrome, etc.DietLet’s look at some of the zero carb foods which you need to implement in your daily diet. Foods to consumeFoods that contain low carbs are as follows:Fats: Non-processed animal fat, fatty fish, avocados, brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, egg yolks, grass-fed butter, ghee, coconut butter, etc.Fruits: Avocados, blueberries, cherries, cantaloupe, cranberries, coconut, strawberries, etc. Vegetables: Arugula, asparagus, artichokes, blueberries, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, etc. Dairy: Butter, cream, cheeses – hard, soft, cottage, cow’s milk, cream cheese, ghee, greek yogurt, etc. Nuts: almonds, brazil, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, etc.Sweeteners: Allulose, erythritol, stevia, xylitol, etc. The primary purpose of a low carb diet is to halt or lower the production of insulins in your body. Insulin enables glucose in the blood to be absorbed by your body and is also converted to fats by your body if excess is produced and is left unused. Foods to avoid Low carb diets eliminate all types of foods that contain carbohydrates naturally and some are artificially added for flavoring purposes. Let’s look at these foods.Refined carbs: white bread, cookies, pasta, cake, sodas, carbonated drinks, cookies, and candy.Refined grains: Wheat, barley, rice, white bread, cereal, and pasta.Trans fats: Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.Low-fat products: Dairy products and cereals have reduced fat, but they contain added sugar.Highly processed foods: bacon, granola bars, flavored nuts, dried fruits, ketchup, etc. Starchy vegetables: Beans (kidney, navy, pinto, black, cannellini), butternut squash, chickpeas, corn, lentils, parsnips, peas, potatoes, etc. Foods that have refined carbs are additional sugars added by the manufacturers for flavoring purposes. Benefits of low carb diet Reduction in appetite and feeling of fullness after every meal. Lowered insulin levels lead to quick weight loss, your body comes into fat-burning mode.Fat loss in the abdominal cavity: The visceral fats that generally reside in the abdominal cavity are the ones that harm the most. It accumulates around your organs, making it resistance to insulin and causes inflammation. Reduced triglycerides levels: High triglyceride levels pose a major risk of developing different heart diseases.   It helps in getting rid of different brain disorders, especially epilepsy in children.    A typical day of a low carb diet is as follows:Breakfast: eggs, turkey sausage, bell pepper stripsLunch:, carrots dipped in mashed avocado, tuna-fish lettuce wrapsSnacks: pistachios and hard-boiled eggsDinner: spinach salad with walnuts and olive oil dressing and  lamb chops