These 5 simple steps will help you to be an expert on reading nutrition labels while on a low carb diet or just trying to eat a healthy diet
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See how many grams of sugar are in the ingredients. The lower, the better. If it has little sugar, it’s OK. Make sure the total number of grams of carbohydrates is more than twice as much sugar. This will ensure a low glycemic index and a complex carbohydrate food.
Look for foods high in fiber. The fiber will help balance the sugar in a food and create a low glycemic response.
Look for foods high in protein. The protein will also help create a low glycemic response because proteins take longer for your body to digest.
Eat your vegetables. No need to worry about the nutrition label for vegetables. For example, have a cup of cherry tomatoes 27 calories, 6 grams carbohydrates total, 2 grams fiber, and 4 grams of sugar. They are all healthy.
Eat fruits. Although they contain fructose, this is a good sugar and not spike the body’s insulin response.
Tips and Warnings
Try not to obsess about food. Enjoy it!
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
Talk to your doctor about any health problems that require a special diet.