Top 3 Secret Good Carb High-Protein Grains

Following a low carb diet plan doesn’t mean you have to eliminate ALL
whole grains from your diet. You don’t need to give up your daily bread
or morning cereal if you’re on a low carb diet or have a wheat allergy.
Just choose any of these Top 3 Secret Good Carb high protein grains,
used by the Aztecs, Romans, Incas and the Egyptians:

  • Quinoa is a powerhouse of nutrition favored by the Incas.
    It can be turned into a tabbouleh or a high-protein good carb breakfast
    cereal. To cook Quinoa: Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in 1-cup
    rinsed quinoa. Simmer gently for 15 minutes. Fluff with fork. If desired,
    toast the quinoa before cooking to bring out the nutty flavor.
  • Amaranth was the Aztec’s choice for flour, cereal or crackers.
    It boasts a protein content that exceeds ordinary wheat.To cook Amaranth:
    Bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil, stir in 1-cup amaranth.
  • Spelt was a staple of every Gladiator’s diet, again having
    more protein than regular wheat. I prefer it as a pasta. To cook Spelt:
    For whole grain, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Stir in 1-cup spelt
    grain; simmer for one hour. For rolled grain, bring 2 cups water to
    a boil. Stir in 1 cup spelt grain; simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

All these high-protein good carb grains can be found as flour, cracker,
cereal, bread, pasta or even cookies! And as an added benefit, these
grains are high in fiber ( and we already know that is one of the keys
to weight loss.)

Allergic to wheat? Not to worry. These grains are just what
you’re looking for to keep your protein levels high. Now, some contain
no wheat but do contain gluten, which needs to be avoided by those with
Celiac Sprue Disease. I’ve included a table to help keep things clear.
So check them out in stores such as Whole Foods, Wild Oats or Trader
Joes or in the Health Food section of your local grocery store.

Here’s some great resources for recipes using these ancient grains:

Gluten/Wheat Content

Barley gluten
Oats gluten
Spelt gluten
Kamut wheat/gluten
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Top 6 Best Fruits for a Low Carb Diet

Looking for the Top 6 Best Fruits for a Low Carb Diet? What…you can’t have any fruit on a low carb diet?

If you think sticking to a low carb diet plan means shunning fruit, you’re not alone. In a survey, 30% of low carb dieters said they had reduced their fruit intake and 14% had stopped eating fruit altogether. This means roughly 11 million Americans have dropped some essential nutrients from their diets.

Eliminating fruits is a common misconception. Fruits, especially the ones below, will provide building-block nutrients in your diet while not raising your blood sugar, AND they provide an excellent source of fiber.

Which fruit packs the biggest nutrition punch? It’s the lowly Kiwi! So be sure and include 1 cup of fruit a day in your low carb diet plan.

Here’s my Top 6 Best Fruits for a Low Carb Diet and their carb count per one cup serving:

KIWI 14gm

AVOCADO 12gm

PAPAYA 14gm

CANTALOUPE 18gm

STRAWBERRIES 11gm

GRAPEFRUIT12gm

See? Now wasn’t that easy and tasty? It’s no problem having fruit on a low carb diet if you choose wisely.


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