Nuts are known for being high in healthy fats and plant-based protein while being low in carbs. Therefore, most nuts can fit into a low-carb eating plan, though certain kinds are particularly low in carbs. For those following stricter low-carb diets like the ketogenic diet, sticking to lower-carb nuts can promote successful dieting. Here are 9 nuts perfect for a low-carb diet.
Though often associated with sweets, pecans are healthy nuts that provide a host of nutritional benefits.
They’re not only low in carbs and high in fiber but also loaded with important nutrients like thiamine (vitamin B1), magnesium, phosphorus and zinc (1).
- Total carbs per 1-ounce (28-gram) serving: 4 grams
- Net carbs per 1-ounce (28-gram) serving: 1 gram
- Percent of calories from carbs: 8%
- Carbs per 100 grams: 14 grams
Excerpted from Healthline