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Cucumber

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Diabeticger, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cucumber , is it low or no carb, seen a post on Instagram of a lady having slices of it with cheddar cheese so tried it , was too nice to be good for me , didn't spike my bloods , but I'm afraid like porridge or was fantastic taste wise and blood wise but then BOOM it started to spike me
     
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  2. resander

    resander Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It depends. Carb per 100g at www.tesco.com:
    - plain cucumber 1.5g (no worry)
    - pickled cucumber 9.3g (too high for 20g/per day keto diets)
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Look up how many carbs in cucumber and cheddar and how many carbs in porridge.
    That should set your mind at ease ;)
     
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  4. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Porridge had a 30g fmof carbs per bowl , with the milk probably up to 40/45 but one day and ever since it spikes my mmol readings
     
  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Cucumber has 1 or 2 grams of carbs per 100 grams, cheddar even less.
    So why would you fear those less than 5 grams of carbs for a big portion of cucumber and cheddar would do the same to your blood sugar as 10 times that many carbs from the porridge?
     
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  6. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with @Antje77 - while cucumber does have some carbs it is very low carbs so unless you are trying for less than 10 grams or maybe 20 grams a day you should just be able to eat it without worrying at all. If going under 20n grams a day you can still have some but just keep a note of how many you eat. - If you are going for less then 20 grams a day you shouldn't even smell porridge:(. I used to regularly have oats as they are 'healthy' but no ,longer- still do eat some cucumber- well when it is warmer I do. Cucumber and cheese- lovely low carb snack.
     
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  7. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi, get yourself a helpful carbs and cals book, or google foods for their nutritional value. My daughter and I love cucumber, tried to grow my own for the first time last year but not a great success, only three and they were quite small, but tasty and I love it with a dip.
     
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