High Fat Low Carb Food List – Overview
Low-carb high-fat diets are gaining popularity worldwide. The goal is to reduce the intake of sugars and switch to healthy fats for a source of energy. This is quite an effective strategy for people trying to lose weight.
If you have decided to stick to such a diet, here are some food options to consider:
1. Dairy Foods
Butter – 84g of fat, 0.1g of carbs, 0.8g of protein per 100g
Butter consists of more than 80% of fat and contains zero carbs. Calorie content is really high, more than 700 kcal/100g. Perhaps the best option is grass-fed butter, which is proven to be richer in nutrients and more healthy.
Cheese – 35g of fat, 3g of carbs, 25g of protein per 100g
Out of hundred types of cheese, most are low in carbs and high in fats and proteins.
Plain greek yogurt – 1 g of fat, 4g of carbs, 17g of protein per 100g
Plain greek yogurt does not only fulfill our criteria in terms of carb content, but also helps you feel full longer and decreases appetite.
Cottage cheese – 5g of fat, 3g of carbs, 12g of protein per 100g
Has the same positive effects as yogurt. You can always combine it with low-carb fruits to make your diet more diverse and vitamin-rich.
Eggs – 5g of fat, 0.5g of carbs, 6.5g of protein per egg
Eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can possibly eat. Whole egg contains less than 1 gram of carbs and plenty of protein and fats. Multiple studies suggest that eggs reduce LDLs (“bad cholesterol) and increase the amount of HDLs (“good cholesterol”). Antioxidants in eggs protect your eyes and body from oxidative stress. Be sure to eat both, the yolk and white, to get full benefits.
Fish – 14g of fat, no carbs, 21g of protein per 100g of salmon
This is the best source of healthy fats. Numerous studies have proved positive effects of omega-3 fatty acids. Tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel and sardines are on a keto-friendly food list. Feel free to enjoy.
Shellfish – 5g of fat, 7g of carbs, 24g of protein per 100g of mussel
Carb content of different shellfish varies but it’s generally under 5 grams per serving.
While being an excellent source of protein, virtually all types of meat contain no carbohydrates. Fat content differs, according to nutritionix, these are some meat types that are extremely rich in fats:
Prime rib – 34g of fat, no carbs, 20g of protein per 100g
Beef rib – 28g of fat, no carbs, 25g of protein per 100g
Pork rib – 24g of fat, no carbs, 20g of protein per 100g
Pork shoulder – 21g of fat, no carbs, 25g of protein per 100g
Ground lamb – 20g of fat, no carbs, 20g of protein per 100g
Ground turkey – 17g of fat, no carbs, 20g of protein per 100g
Other options include:
Pork rinds – 35g of fat, no carbs, 65g of protein per 100g
They are composed entirely of protein and fat.
Bacon – 32g of fat, 1g of carbs, 30g of protein per 100g
Like other types of processed meats, this delicious food can not be listed as healthy products, but can still be added to your high-fat low-carb diet occasionally.
Poultry – 15g of fat, no carbs, 30 g of protein per 100g of chicken thighs
Poultry is an excellent source of proteins. Fat content varies: skin, wings and thighs are the richest source of fat.
Nuts are beneficial for your heart and brain, since they are rich in healthy fats. Here are some popular nuts and their contents. Keep in mind that most of the carbohydrate content here is in the form of fiber and therefore is not absorbed.
Almonds – 52g of fat, 20g of carbs (4 g of sugars) , 20g of protein per 100g
Walnuts – 65g of fat, 14g of carbs(3 g of sugars), 15g of protein per 100g
Cashews – 45g of fat, 32g of carbs(5 g of sugars), 15g of protein per 100g
Pistachios – 65g of fat, 14g of carbs(3 g of sugars), 15g of protein per 100g
Brazil nuts – 45g of fat, 27g of carbs(7 g of sugars), 21g of protein per 100g
Pecans – 73g of fat, 14g of carbs(4g of sugars), 9g of protein per 100g
You can also eat nut butters without added sugar. They possess the same benefits.
Coconut oil – 90g of fat, no carbs, no protein per 100g
Coconut fits perfectly into our list. According to a study it can be used to battle abdominal obesity. Including coconut oil in your diet, without any additional changes, can reduce your waistline.
Olive oil – 98g of fat, no carbs, no protein per 100g
It is a rich source of monounsaturated fats and protects our heart from various diseases. You can use it for low-heat cooking, add to salads or other dishes.
6.Fruits and vegetables
Except for avocados, you can hardly find fruits or veggies that are rich in fats. But there are plenty of them low in carbs. So you can still add them to your high-fat low-carb diet.
Avocados – 14g of fat, 8g of carbs(0.7g of sugars), 2g of protein per 100g
Avocados are beneficial to the heart and metabolism. Most of the fat found there is healthy.
Olives – 11g of fat, 6g of carbs(no sugars), 1g of protein per 100g
Have the same benefits as olive oil.
Low carb fruits – strawberries, kiwi, green apples, tomatoes, plums, apricots, grapefruits
Non-starchy veggies – Spinach, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, cucumber, celery, garlic, cabbage
Dark chocolate – 31g of fat, 35 g of carbs, 4g of protein per 100g
Let’s conclude our list with some candy. The amount of fat and carbs are equal here. Taking into consideration the fact that it positively affects your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, brain function and has anti-inflammatory effects, it would be a great idea to include dark chocolate in your meal plan.