Low carbohydrate diets are usually being condemned in some reading items like books and journals by the argument that those consuming low carb foods are not able to acquire adequate food nutrients as they are regulating the amount of carbohydrates that they are taking in their daily lives. It is therefore advisable that when coming up with your daily list of food nutrients to consume each day i.e. your menu, you will not find that this is the issue except for the extreme end like the induction of Atkins which in most cases is meant to serve for a just temporary basis. It is of great significance that you listen to certain ideologies to assist you in covering all the nutrient issues that you may have.
1. Consume too much of vegetables
In human being’s everyday lives, it is better to learn that vegetables are the basis of low carbohydrates since those that do not contain any starch have high nutrients in them while at the same time they contain low carbohydrates. Also, since these low carbohydrates are always packed in a high fiber region, they do not move into the bloodstream very fast.
For instance, when we consider an example of vitamin C, majority might have it in their minds that fruits like oranges are the only source of vitamin C but when you consider the food types below you will be surprised. In the summary of the content of each food nutrient, we take a sample of a vegetable or chopped raw fruit of just one cup.
In one cup of Broccolis, there are 4g of usable carbohydrate, 81mg of vitamin C and 31 calories. Cauliflowers contain 47mg of vitamin C, 2g of usable carbohydrates and 25 calories. Cabbage has 22calories, 3g of usable carbohydrates and 33mg of vitamin C. Red Bell Pepper consist of 190mg of vitamin C, 31calories and 6g of usable carbohydrates. In comparison, oranges have 16g of usable carbohydrates, 95mg vitamin C and 85calories. But in contrast the most recommended amount of vitamin needed to be consumed per day for majority of people is 60mg of vitamin C.
2. Make a choice on the color of the vegetables
Color of a vegetable or fruits with low sugar content is very important as those vegetables and low sugar fruits with many colors normally have high nutrients hence it is recommended that you should consider the color of which vegetable or fruit you want to eat. This is mostly in relevance to antioxidants. Consuming vegetables and fruits with rainbow color may assist you in obtain certain important substances in the body e.g. consuming green leaves, pumpkin, blueberries would wrap most nutrients without the exemption of antioxidants.
3. Nutrient-Rich meat , fish and eggs
Most people believe that meat as source of protein only but that is not the case as they have a variety of nutrients in the body for example, they have high vitamin B, potassium, selenium, and zinc.
4. Eating of seeds and other foods like nuts.
Very few amounts of seeds and nuts can have the same amount of nutrients as the larger grains since grains are not rich in nutrient due to large starch quantity in them. Majority of nuts and seeds have low carbohydrates and high calories plus nuts are very healthy to the heart.