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Carbohydrates in eggs; liver

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Created March 14, 2011 at 5:38 PM

According to MyNetDiary, which I use to track my calories and carbs, et al, an uncooked egg has zero grams of carbohydrates while a hard-boiled egg has 1 gram. The livers of various animals also apparently have carbs; the calf's liver I was planning to eat for dinner is listed at about 1g/oz. I found this surprising as I was thinking of it simply as "meat" - but then again, I'm relatively new to the carnivore game.

Could someone please enlighten me on the hows and whys of carbs in eggs, liver and anything else I should know about? (Or, alternatively, a shoddy database on MyNetDiary.com?) Thanks. :)

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on March 18, 2011
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Liver and eggs are very healthy. But, while the absorption rate of carbs will be slower, the net effect is that blood sugar will rise as a function of carbs (minus fructose/fiber of course). 1g can translate into as much as 5 points on the meter according to Dr. Bernstein. And protein also causes a rise in blood sugar - to a lesser degree - but important for diabetics to be aware of.

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Even with diabetes, getting carbs from liver or eggs is blunted by the fat also present in liver and eggs. No biggie. Liver and eggs are really important as sources of choline, which helps keep your liver healthy and prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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on March 14, 2011
at 06:23 PM

Thank you - that's exactly what I needed. Just trying to stay in ketosis for a little while.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on March 14, 2011
at 06:15 PM

It should only matter to you if you are diabetic or trying to keep your carbs at Atkins style induction levels. (And even Atkins ignores the carbs in eggs).

Eggs have 0.5-1g carb per egg
Cream has ~0.5 carb per Tablespoon
Splenda packets have about a 1/2 carb each (they say they are zero, because they round down). Certain spices, like cinnamon have a few carbs.
Pills often contain dextrose/maltodextrin/corn starch without listing carbs/calories
Coffee has 0.8g per 6oz
Deli meats and store bought rotisserie chicken usually have sugar (dextrose) added

Here's a good link with more info: http://www.lowcarb.ca/tips/tips009.html

F9a0b72f38860d7601afd5a45bb53394

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on March 14, 2011
at 06:24 PM

Even with diabetes, getting carbs from liver or eggs is blunted by the fat also present in liver and eggs. No biggie. Liver and eggs are really important as sources of choline, which helps keep your liver healthy and prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

(1008)

on March 14, 2011
at 06:23 PM

Thank you - that's exactly what I needed. Just trying to stay in ketosis for a little while.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on March 18, 2011
at 06:12 PM

Liver and eggs are very healthy. But, while the absorption rate of carbs will be slower, the net effect is that blood sugar will rise as a function of carbs (minus fructose/fiber of course). 1g can translate into as much as 5 points on the meter according to Dr. Bernstein. And protein also causes a rise in blood sugar - to a lesser degree - but important for diabetics to be aware of.

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on March 14, 2011
at 05:58 PM

Liver stores glycogen, if you try raw liver it has sweet taste. Meat has trivial amounts of glycogen.

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