Friday, May 5, 2017

How much is 20 carbs of food?

20 grams of carbs in two ways


Great visual comparing carbs in different foods. A heaping plate of veggies can have the same amount of carbs as half of a hamburger bun. What? Crazy, right? And just imagine how long it takes you to chew those veggies vs a highly palatable bun you can probably inhale in seconds.

"You can eat a lot of vegetables before reaching 20 grams of net carbs, even if you add some colorful peppers and tomatoes. Roughly 20 ounces – more than half a kilo – of vegetables, full of other nutrients (low-carb vegetables guide).
On the other hand, just one half of a hamburger bun can contain 20 grams of carbs, adding up to the entire day’s ration of carbs on a keto low-carb diet. In that case, regular bread is not really an option. But there are low-carb breads that are much lower in carbs."
Just something to get you thinking about as you probably join friends for happy hour in honor of Cinco de Mayo. 😃

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