Low-Carb Food Grade: Helping You Find Healthy Low-Carb Foods

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Need help finding healthy low-carb foods? MyNetDiary's Low-Carb Food Grade can help you plan and evaluate your low-carb diet.

Healthy low-carb foods

What is the Low-Carb Food Grade, and how can it help me find healthy low-carb foods?

Our Low-Carb Food Grade is a tool to help you choose the best low-carb foods. The Low-Carb food grade is a version of our original food grade.

The Low-Carb Food Grade assigns foods a letter grade:

A - Best foods
B - Good choices
C - Ok in moderation
D - Limit

Here is an example of Low-Carb Food Grade displayed for two food entries:

How we came up with the Low-Carb Food Grade

A team of Registered Dietitians reviewed hundreds of foods in terms of their nutrition value and appropriateness for a low-carb diet. The dietitians rated the foods on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the best healthy low-carb foods. A mathematical formula was developed based on these food ratings and the nutrition profile of the foods. This formula calculates the Low-Carb Food Grade for every food a user enters.

Negative factors: Carbohydrates, trans fat, saturated fat
Positive factors: Dietary fiber, protein, unsaturated fat

Limitations of the Low-Carb Food Grade

Tips for using the Low-Carb Food Grade

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Jun 9, 2020
Sue Heikkinen
Sue Heikkinen, MS, RD, CDE, BC-ADE, ACE-PT - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator

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