Low Carbs Ultimate Guide For Beginners -Part 4

Carbohydrates are in the gray area for the physique-minded individual. But some carbs are needed in your diet to provide the energy that you need for the intense workout.

LOW-CARBS SNACKS are:

1.
STRING CHEESE

Carbs count:
-0 grams per 3 ounce

Great both : for kids and adults . String cheese like Sargento is one of the most convenient low-carb snacks around. Your growing muscles will love the extra shot of high-quality dairy protein.

Nutrition Bonus:
Lots of bone-strengthening calcium.

2.
JERKY

Carbs count:
– 3 grams per ounce

It’s a challenge to find snacks that deliver respectable amounts of protein without extra refined carbohydrates that will blow up your physique.

Jerky is a great choice, but be careful to select options where the chewy meat such as beef or turkey is not bathed in sweeteners.

Nutrition Bonus:
Meat-based jerky helps your daily needs for zinc( a mineral that keeps the immune system humming and muscle-building testosterone levels up).

3.
WALNUTS

Carbs count:
– 4 grams per ounce

You can snack your way through a low-carbs diet, and have the high level of mega-healthy omega-3 fatty acids . When you buy nuts, opt for salt-free to keep your sodium intake in check.

Nutrition Bonus:
Rich with copper( a mineral required for proper energy production in the body).

4.
CRISPY KALE CHIPS

Carbs count:
-8-12 grams per ounce

Crispy kale chips are very tasty and are made with one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. When an eating this for a snack you are spending about 30 percent less starchy carbs into your body compared to potato-based chips. Buy Rhythm Super foods in health-food shops .

Nutrition Bonus:
A Huge amount of vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin A.

OTHER LOW-CARBS SNACKS are:

– Pepperettes
– Mixed nuts
– Pecans
– Hazelnuts
– Sunflower seeds

LOW-CARBS GRAINS/FLOUR are:

5.
ALMOND FLOUR

Carbs count:
– 6 grams per 1/4 cup

Made from ground almonds, paleo-worthy almond flour such the one from Bob’s Red Mill will make your pancakes fare for your six-pack.

Nutrition Bonus:
Rich with protein, heart-friendly monounsaturated fat, and the supercharged antioxidant vitamin E .

6.
SHIRATAKI NOODLES

Carbs count:
-0 grams per 3 ounce

Made from the powdered root of the Asian konjac yam plant and consist of an indigestible fiber-glaucoma, has a zero net carbs cost.
Shirataki noodles have a specific taste on their own, but if you soak up the flavors with accompanying sauces and spices it will be very good.

Nutrition Bonus:
Glaucoma improves cholesterol and fasting blood glucose, making it healthy for people with Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

7.
AMARANTH

Carbs count:
– 23 grams per 1/2 cup

Grains are not the lowest-carbohydrate option at the grocer, but South American amaranth is the lowest of them all. It is a source of the necessary essential amino acids. Once cooked in water amaranth becomes viscous as it releases its starch.

Nutrition Bonus:
Rich with manganese( a mineral required for proper metabolism) and gluten free.

OTHER LOW-CARBS GRAINS/FLOUR are:
-Hazelnut flour
-Coconut flour
-Peanut flour
-Low-carb wraps
-Wheat germ

LOW-CARBS DRINKS are:

1.
UNSWEETENED ICED TEA

Carbs count:
-0 grams per cup

Brewed tea and water is a thirst-quencher that won’t cause you to lose the battle of the bulge.

Nutrition Bonus:
If you choose green tea, you’ll take in the antioxidants that can rev up your fat-burning metabolism if you combine it with exercising

2.
UNSWEETENED ALMOND MILK

Carbs count:
– 2 grams per cup

Nut -based won’t break the carbs bank when you use it with your favorite cereals. Select cartons labeled “unsweetened” to sidestep the added sugars pumped into many non-dairy beverages.

Nutrition Bonus:
Rich with vitamin E( dampen the cell-damaging oxidation stress associated with exhaustive exercise).

3.
MAPLE WATER

Carbs count:
-3 grams per cup

The clear liquid from the maple tree before it’s boiled down into syrup and each sip has a subtle taste of the same flavor that you pour on your morning flapjacks.

Nutrition Bonus:
Maple water is rich in manganese ( a mineral that helps promote better bone health).

4.
TOMATO JUICE

Carbs count:
– 10 grams per cup

Good for more than bloody marys, ye-old tomato juice has less than half the sugar found in orange juice. Besides, don’t we all need more veggies in our diets? Lower-sodium options are now available to help reduce the risk of water retention.

Also, make sure that what you’re drinking is 100 percent vegetable juice and not a blend made with sugary fruit juices and sweeteners.

Nutrition Bonus:
In a study in “Nutrition Journal,” athletes who sipped antioxidant-rich tomato juice had less post-exercise inflammation .

OTHER LOW-CARBS DRINKS are:

-Club soda
-Sugar-free seltzer water
-Unsweetened hemp milk
-Herb tea

Via: bodybuilding.com

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