Low-carb diets such as the ketogenic diet often require an extreme cut in carbohydrates.
For that reason, most people tend to completely remove all grains from their low-carb diet.
Or maybe you’re not on a carbohydrate-restrictive diet but you just need to cut some carbs. And that comes at the expense of grains.
However, I’ve got good news for you!
You don’t need to cut grains to optimize your carb intake.
That’s right. Some grains have a carbohydrate content low enough to be added into any diet, even carbohydrate-restrictive ones, in low to moderate quantities.
And here are the best healthy low-carb grains for you:
With a little over 20 carbohydrate grams per 100 grams, quinoa is a nutritious food that has exploded in popularity over the last few years.
Low glycemic index, packed with proteins, fiber, copper, phosphorus and a bunch of other healthy nutrients, it is easy to see why it has risen in popularity so quickly.
Quinoa is also gluten-free for those that need to worry about gluten in their food.