10 healthy foods that are also low carb

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There are two types of carbs – simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are found in foods like sugar, honey, pasta, bread, fruit juice, while complex carbohydrates are found in whole grains, corn, peas, whole-wheat pasta/bread, sweet potatoes and some veggies.

Simple carbs, when ingested by the body, quickly turn into glucose while complex carbs take longer to get converted into glucose. That’s why when you have simple carbs, you get instant energy as there is a sudden spike in the blood sugar level. But simple carbs don’t keep you fuller for longer and thus you end up feeling hungry soon.

Another factor that makes carb good or bad is if they have fibre. For example, an apple has carbs but it also has ample fibre, which makes it super healthy. Simple carbs have their nutrients removed, which spikes the blood sugar levels, making it unhealthy for weight watchers and people with high blood sugar.

Here is a list of 10 healthy foods that are low in carbs

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