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A low-carb or carb-free diet can help steer you away from sugary and starchy foods like bread, pasta, and cereal. Low-carb diets are high in protein and fats and can offer an alternative to counting calories or grams. The diet isn't for everyone, however; people with medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, as well as pregnant and nursing women, should consult with their general practitioner making significant dietary changes. Even when a lot of treats are off the table, there are still some great options for people given the go-ahead to adopt a low-carb diet.

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1. Eggs

Eggs are an excellent low-carb food. They contain almost zero carbohydrates, but provide plenty of nutrients including vitamins A, D, E, and B, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium. Egg yolks contain choline, which is essential for brain development, nerve function, muscle movement, and energy. Eggs are one of the most affordable sources of quality protein.

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