Vitamins & Diets : What Is a Low-Carb Diet?


Hi, I’m Rachael Richardson with Nutralution
in South Beach, Florida. In this clip we’re going to talk about what is a low carb diet.
So first let’s start by defining what carbohydrates are. Carbohydrates are basically, and we say
carbohydrates and we refer to them as carbs. Carbohydrates are anything that contains glucose
or sugar. And so if you look at the food guide pyramid, it’s everything from the sweets at
the top of the pyramid down to dairy contains carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables both
contain carbohydrates as well as that whole bottom rung of foods which include things
like bread, pasta, cereal, rice, potatoes, all of those things are carbohydrates. So
when you look at restricting your carbohydrates what you really really want to focus on are
getting your carbohydrates from your fruits and your vegetables and focusing on lower
carbohydrate fruit like things like papaya is a lower carb fruit, apples are a medium
carbohydrate. Things that are higher are fruits like banana and dry fruit. Other low carb
foods are things like your nuts and your asparagus. This has been Rachael with Nutralution in
South Beach, Florida.

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Reader Comments

  1. JW 129558

    Thanks! good tips! I just started my low-carb diet, i need to know more about food replacement for a low carb diet meals… any suggestions???

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