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Zero Carbs Foods Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

Foods containing zero Carbohydrates

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Introd­uction

Many food labels list foods as having zero carbs. Labeling laws allow food companies to print “zero grams” on the label if the food has less than one gram of carbs.

Sugar substi­tutes, cheeses, eggs and spices are common examples of this situation. If you’re being extra cautious, count them as 0.5g net carbs per serving

Beverages

Water
Sparkling Water
Club Soda
Coffee
Tea
Diet Soda (watch the artificial sweetener)

Seasoning

Salt and Pepper
Vinegar
Ground Cinnamon
Most Hot Sauces
Pre-mixed Seasonings (check the label)
Yellow Mustard
Dill weed
Chives, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, ....

Meats

Beef
Veal
Lamb
Pork
Fowl (turkey, chicken, duck, goose, hen, quail)
Organ Meats (brains, tongue, liver, heart, kidneys)
Game Meats (venison, bison, ostrich, caribou, elk)
Exotic Meats (such as ostrich and emu)
 

Oils

Olive oil
Coconut oil
Grass-fed butter
Walnut Oil
MCT oil
Avocado oil
Fish oil
Animal Fats (including lard)

Less healthy oils:
Mayonnaise (check each label)
Vegetable Shortening
Sesame oil

Sea Food

Cod
Flounder
Sole
Haddock
Halibut
Sardine
Swordfish
Tuna
Trout
Salmon
Catfish
Bass

These options have trace carbs:
Crab
Shrimp
Lobster
Squid

These options have a bit more:
Oysters (count .35 net carbs per oyster)
Mussels (count .38 net carbs per mussel)
Clams (count .35 net carbs per clam)
 

Fruit and Veggies

Serving size: 1/2 cup
Spinach .2
Parsley .4
Avocado .5
Radish .5
Lettuce .25
Bok Choy .7
Celery .8

Serving size: 1/4 cup
Mushrooms .5
Garlic (1/2 clove) .5
Pokeberry Shoots .5
Cabbage .5
Asparagus (3 pieces) .6
Coconut .5
Yellow Squash .7
Raspberries .7
Cauliflower .7
Broccoli .8
Cucumber .9

Cheese

Serving size: 1 oz = 1″ cube = 1/4 cup grated (appro­x.)

Asiago .9
Blue .6
Brie .1
Camembert .1
Cheddar .3
Colby .7
Edam .4
Fontina .4
Goats .6
Gouda .6
Gruyère .1
Havarti .7
Mexican Blend Cheese .5
Monterey .1
Mozzarella .6
Muenster .3
Neufchatel .1 to .8
Parmesan .9
Provolone .6
Ricotta .8
 

Low Carb Foods

Eggs

Eggs are so versatile: fried, scrambled, omelets, quiche, boiled, deviled and of course – egg salad:
Eggs .2 to .7 per egg (check carton)
Eggs are almost zero carb, ranging from .2 to 1 net carb per egg. Organic, free-r­ange, cage-free, etc. eggs have larger yolks, making them lower in carbs.

Heavy Cream

Most heavy whipping cream brands have > 1 carb per tables­poon, even if the packaging declares “0 carbs.” Carefully check labels – each brand of cream is very different.
Heavy Cream .4 net carbs per tables­poon.
Half-and-Half .2 to 1 net carb per tables­poon.