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Low Carb Indian Vegetarian Recipes

Need to cut back on carbs, as that will lead you to a healthier lifestyle. We present you Indian recipes where each serving is between 10 to 15 grams in Carbs which works out to 40 to 60 calories. Note that most of our recipes have 10 grams of carbs here but we have added Dals to this list with slightly higher carbs as Indians who are Vegetarians will get their protein from here. Let this section walk you along the way to good health, in a fun way! Each of our recipes listed below have their nutritional value calculated and you can see the carbs per serving.

Low Carb Indian foods to consume

  Low Carb Indian foods to consume
1. Curds
2. Raita
3. Almonds
4. Peanuts
5. Strawberries
6. Black raspberry
7. Blueberry
8. Watermelon
9. Peaches
10. Avocado
11. Mushrooms
12. Cauliflower
13. Lettuce
14. Sprouts
15. Pumpkin
16. Coconut Water
17. Coconut oil
18. Coconut Butter
19. Bhindi
20. Broccoli
21. Carrots
22. Beetroot
23. Sprouted Moong
24. Apple
25. French Beans
26. Paneer
27. Bottle gourd
28. Cabbage
29. Bitter gourd
30. Zucchini
31. Capsicum
32. Cucumber
33. Brinjal

Indian Foods high in Carbs

  Indian Foods high in Carbs
1. Potatoes
2. Sweet Potatoes
3. Yam
4. Purple Yam
5. Rice
6. Sugar
7. Honey
8. Mango
9. Custard apple
10. Banana
11. Chickoo

Low carbs is relative to each person but the path to a healthy life is to eat good quality carbs. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits. Avoid buying packaged and processed food and focus on healthy homemade food. You know what you are cooking and that is the best way forward.
 

Low Carb Indian Snacks

Remember when snacking to make it healthy. We suggest trying some healthy recipes like a Grilled Mushrooms or Cauliflower and Oats Tikki. Complete list of recipes at Low Carb Snacks recipes
 

Low Carb Breakfast Recipes

Morning is the best time to start healthy. Try some eggs or smoothies. For details check our section Low Carb Breakfast recipes
 

Low Carb Lunch Recipes

Ideal to have a good soup or raita with a Almond Bhakri. For more details check Low Carb Lunch recipes
 

Low Carb Dinner Recipes

Suggest to keep yourself diet light at night so stay away from Potatoes which Indians love. For more details check Low Carb Dinner recipes
 

Low Carb Salads

Yup, we all love salads. All you need to do is make them healthy and toss in lots of fruits and vegetables. Our favourite is a quick Cabbage Salad but check our entire options at Low Carb Salads recipes
 

Low Carb Juices and Smoothies

Remember to toss in healthy fruits and vegetables. A complete list of recipes is at Low Carb Juices Smoothies Drinks recipes
 

Why low Carb is good for you?

In general, if your diet is high in carbs then that will store as FAT. When you eat carbs, your blood sugar goes up and thats a fact. When blood sugar goes up the pancreas produces insulin. What carbs are required for your body are first stored in the muscle as glycogen and the balance carbs are stored as fat. Carbs get converted to sugar in your body and too much of it will store as fat.
 

Why extra Carbs make you put on Weight?

Most people don't associate having too much carbs as their result of putting on weight. Yes, extra carbs will make you gain weight. The logic is simple. More carbs is more sugar than what the body can take and that will lead to weight gain. Extra weight leads to OBESITY and that causes an insulin surge to your body when you eat refined cards like maida, potatoes, cornflour etc. As your body keeps going through insulin surges and drops, it gets insulin resistant. That causes pre DIABETES and then results in Diabetes and end result is HEART disease. So be careful what you put in your mouth. To check if you are eating too many carbs, check your stomach. Is it flat. If not there is a problem with your diet. Do a blood test and check the lipid profile and see your Triglyceride readings. If its above 100, you are consuming too many carbs. Cut the portion size and reduce overall cab intake by upping the PROTEIN and FAT in your diet.
 

Low Carbs and Diabetes

Low carb will create a very low demand on insulin. It will move your body metabolism from getting energy from FAT instead of sugar as carb levels are low. Even in the best of the leanest athletes they have enough stored fat to tap into. Net result is that you are lean and full of energy.

There are some who follow the KETOGENIC Low Carb diet where you consume less than 20 grams of carb per day. This is tough to follow. The next level is too consume MODERATE levels of Carbs between 20 to 50 grams per day. The slightly easier approach is to consume 50 to 100 grams of carbs per day. The key is to have good quality carbs and those with a low Glycemic Index. So for example you eat fruits like Berries, Strawberries, Watermelon, Peaches and Avocados and don't have Bananas, Mangoes etc which have a high GI. Consume vegetables like cucumbers, celery, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach which have a low GI.


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Recipe# 39007
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Recipe# 1462
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