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8 High-Fiber, Low-Carb Options

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From keto to Paleo and beyond, diets that restrict carbohydrate intake have become popular with people looking to lose weight, control blood sugar and just plain feel better. But a lot of high-carb foods provide fiber, needed not only for smooth sailing in the digestion department but also for controlling cholesterol levels.

However, there are low-carb options that provide adequate fiber. That’s because while fiber itself is a carb, it’s not what is called a usable carbohydrate—the kind that gets into your bloodstream and raises your glucose levels. Calculating this figure is easy: total carbs – fiber = usable carbs.

Cabbage

1 cup chopped raw: 2g fiber, 3g usable carb 

 

Avocado

1 medium: 12g fiber, 3g usable carb

 

Summer Squash

1 cup cooked zucchini: 3g fiber, 4g usable carb

 

Berries

Like 1 cup of raw blackberries: 8g fiber, 6g usable carb

 

Coconut, Unsweetened

1 ounce: 5g fiber, 2g usable carb 

 

Asparagus

1 cup chopped: 2g fiber, 2g usable carb 

 

Leafy Greens

Like 10 ounces of spinach: 8g fiber, 3g usable carb 

 

Mushrooms

1 cup raw sliced: 1g fiber, 1g usable carb 

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