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Frequently Asked Questions

I have heard about a low carbohydrate diet. Which foods do not contain carbohydrates?


Almost all natural foods contain carbohydrates. The only food group which is free of carbohydrates is fats and oils. Even milk products contain carbohydrates, in the form of a sugar called lactose. Fish and meat have very low carbohydrates content. Cereal, pulses, potatoes, fruit and vegetables contain starch and/or sugars, which are carbohydrates.


The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) is a non-profit organisation which communicates science-based information on nutrition and health, food safety and quality, to help consumers to be better informed when choosing a well-balanced, safe and healthful diet.

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