Fruits and Vegetables to Eat on a Low-Carb Diet
When you make the decision to follow a low-carb diet, having as much information as possible on which foods you can and can’t eat makes following the diet that much easier. When it comes to fruits and vegetables you can enjoy as part of your low-carb diet, there are many options.
Most veggies are low in carbohydrates and calories, which means you can include plenty of them in your diet without worrying too much about consuming too many carbohydrates. We have listed some of our favourite low-carb vegetables below:
- Spinach (raw and cooked)
- White mushrooms
- Green beans
While fruits tend to contain more fructose, which is a carbohydrate, there are some fruits that are better at fitting into a low-carb lifestyle than others. Dried fruits tend to be higher in sugar than fresh fruits due to the drying process shrinking the fruit and concentrating the sugar, so be wary of these. We share some low-sugar fruits that are perfect to include in your low-carb diet:
- Figs (fresh)
- Apricots (fresh)
Being well-educated on foods that contain high levels of carbohydrates and foods that are lower in carbohydrates can help you make informed decisions about which foods to include in your diet and which ones to steer away from. To help make sticking to a low-carb diet easier, Golo have produced a range of low-carb products, including wraps, bread, muesli, oats porridge, smoothie mixes, pizza bases and breakfast flakes. Our online store makes is possible for you to shop these items from the comfort of your own home. Visit www.go-lo.co.za to see our range.