If, for some reason, you’ve decided to follow a restrictive diet, you can’t eat certain things—and in the case of the popular keto diet, that means carbohydrates.
Now, we should point out that carbs are good for you: They contain fiber, which helps keep you full (and regular!) and antioxidants, which science shows fight off a whole cadre of criminal diseases. You can certainly follow a sensible, well-rounded diet and still lose weight.
If, however, you’re committed to your keto or Atkins diet, you’ll want to pay attention to the carb count in your food. Certain foods are clearly up there—think, bread—but others aren’t quite so obvious. That’s where this list comes in.
(All nutritional information comes from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database.)
They’re dried-up grapes—meaning they’re fruit, which can always be a low-carb killer.
One serving (1/4 cup): 32.72 grams of carbs
The grain is a great source of protein, but also packs a pretty carb punch.
One serving (1 cup): 21.3 g carb
This whole grain can be eaten alone or used in baking.
One serving (1/2 cup): 16.75 grams carbs
You might want to think before you peel if you’re watching your carb intake.
One serving (medium, 7″ banana): 26.95 g carbs
The purple colored root is pretty packed with carbs.
One serving (1 cup): 12.26 g carbs
Whether you consume them in fruit or juice form, you’ll be getting a good spike of carbs.
One serving 1 cup: 21.35 g carbs
7. Kidney Beans
These dark red beans—and most beans in general—are high in carbs.
One serving (1/2 cup): 18.56 g carbs
Chickpeas—the main ingredient in hummus—are pretty high in carbs, too.
One serving (1/2 cup): 16.19 g carbs
Once again, fruit and carbs go hand-in-hand.
One medium apple (3 inches in diameter): 25.13 g carbs
Another citrus that contains a good amount of carbs.
One grapefruit (1 cup): 24.52 g carbs
This tropical fruit is super sweet and stuffed with carbs.
One mango (1 cup): 24.72 g carbs
12. Flour Tortilla
You might want to go for the burrito bowl after learning how many carbs are in one tortilla.
One tortilla (10 inch diameter): 35.55 g carbs
Even if it hasn’t been sweetened, yogurt is still high in carbs.
One cup low-fat yogurt (8 ounces): 15.98 g carbs
14. Agave Nectar
This sweetener made of agave plant (the same one that’s used in tequila) is packed with carbs.
One serving (1 Tablespoon): 15.81 g carbs
These juicy berries are popping with carbs.
One serving (1 cup): 21.45 g carbs