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Baked Beans - Bad Carbs?!

Kicksy1990
Kicksy1990

Hello!

I'm just wondering...baked beans...are they ok for a low carb diet?!

Trying to cut a few carbs out of my diet as they seem to be hindering my weight loss. But craving them for lunch! Already nearly at the top of my carb allowance tho..

The internet seems to tell me that they are either a big no no or that they're just full of minimal carbs. What does everyone reckon? =D

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moreless
morelessAdministrator

It depends how low carb you're wanting to go and what your general feeling about processed foods is, Kicksy.

I follow a low carb diet and don't eat baked beans, including the low sugar variety. Half a can of these have 20.5g carbs, of which 4.7g is sugar (7g per tsp). The original kind has 26.7g carb, 10.3g are sugar.

You pays your money and you takes your choice :)

Kicksy1990
Kicksy1990 in reply to moreless

Oooh wow yea quite alot then...! That's answered my question then - no beans for me tonight! Haha. Thank you 😊

VickyDLM
VickyDLM2 stone in reply to moreless

That's stupid, not sure why they need to add all that sugar to baked beans! Just have to carry on making my own! :)

moreless
morelessAdministrator in reply to VickyDLM

Very wise, Vicky! Unfortunately it's the same with everything! That's why I steer clear of processed foods now! My eyes have been opened! :)

VickyDLM
VickyDLM2 stone in reply to moreless

That and homemade always tastes better! :)

moreless
morelessAdministrator in reply to VickyDLM

Without a doubt! :)

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Maintainer

Don't forget baked beans also supply a lot of protein for the calories and are very easy when you're pushed for time. If you following a moderate carb plan they have their place. 😀

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