Warning, carbohydrates! Those who rely on a “low-carb” diet should rather avoid these foods.
Everyone who wants to lose weight successfully over the long term knows the rule of success: Sugar and therefore carbohydrates should only be consumed in moderation. Instead, it is better to rely on proteins and healthy, unsaturated fatty acids. But sometimes the carbs are hidden in foods that you would never have expected!
5 hidden carb traps
1. Tomato paste: Would you have thought that the concentrated tomato paste has 25 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams? The high carb content comes from the added sugar and makes the tomato paste a little carbohydrate bomb.
2. Bananas: Yes, bananas are healthy and can be added to our diet now and then. Nevertheless, they contain a relatively high amount of sugar at 23 grams per 100 grams of fruit. Therefore, ideally only enjoy it for breakfast and grab an orange in the afternoon!
3. Dried fruit such as dried apples are real sugar traps: Dried apple rings, for example, have a whopping 61 grams of sugar per 100 grams. Better to use a fresh apple, it only has 11 grams of sugar per 100 grams.
4. Corn: Delicious, juicy and particularly healthy as an addition to the green leaf salad? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! The sun-yellow vegetables have 16 grams of sugar per 100 grams and should therefore be avoided, especially in the evening.
5. Popcorn is so light and airy, that’s why it hardly has any sugar, especially if you only cook it with salt? Unfortunately, this is also a misconception: Because 100 grams of popcorn has a proud sugar value of 68 grams! So hands off and prefer to grab the homemade kale chips.
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