Low Carb Diet

Cranberries and Unsweetened Chocolate - Yes they are Low Carb

The cranberries are full of nutritional value, fiber as well as flavor while being low on carbohydrates. In short a perfect low carb yummy option.

A half cup of cranberries effectively contains four grams of carbs and two grams. Out of this fiber, one third is soluble and makes the gel while cooking cranberries. Cranberries generally come in plenty during the months between October and December and they can be refrigerated and preserved. Thus, can be relishes all year round.

Benefits of Cranberry - Filled Low Carb Diet Foods

Cranberries are especially rich in polyphenols and also have phytochemicals. These are responsible for the health benefits such as treatment of urinary tract infections, prevention of bacteria that would otherwise lead to food-borne illnesses, prevention of tooth decay, prevention of atherosclerosis and improved functioning of blood vessels in persons suffering from atherosclerosis.

The cranberries should be stored in a cool place and can be easily refrigerated and stored of long periods. They should be kept away from bags containing soft or brown berries. The cranberries are fast to cook and yummy treat to have anytime. Be it cranberries sauce or adding an extra hint to sour foods, it hardly takes any time to make it and can be relished with a cheese toping and yoghurt.

Chocolates (unsweetened) also makes up for a low carb diet. Chocolates are beneficial to heart as it improves glucose tolerance and is of great importance to those who use low carb diets to reduce greatly blood glucose spikes. A gram of unsweetened chocolate contains about eight grams of carbohydrates of which half is fiber and most of the fat contained is healthy fat. The various recipes that could be made out of chocolates such as chocolate rum balls is low on carb count and hardly takes 5 minutes for preparation.

So, what are you waiting for? Go grab these healthy alternatives!

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