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Best Low-Carb Vegetables

Because all veggies are not equal.

While hard to maintain, low-carb diets have proven successful for weight loss. As a result, more and more people are choosing to go low-carb in their desire to lose weight. With a low-card diet, you skip the carbs and your body turns to stores of fat for energy. The Atkins and Ketogenic diets are two popular diets that severely restrict the amount of carbs you eat while you enjoy high amounts of protein and fat, with the ketogenic diet limiting carb intake to less than 50 grams a day.

Unfortunately, carb-conscious dieters can’t just cut out bread, pasta, and cereal. They’ve got to also watch their vegetable intake. Because believe it or not, vegetables have carbohydrates, and some have more carbs than others.

Wondering what veggies to leave alone and which to fill up on? Keep reading to get just that.

Lettuce

Need another reason to eat more salads? Lettuce contains fewer carbs than almost every other vegetable. One cup of the water-filled veggie contains only 2 grams of carbs. The darker green the leaves, the more nutritious. Fill up on lettuce for fiber, vitamins C, K, and A, and folate, and skip the carbs.

Mushrooms

Another vegetable super low in carbs is the mushroom. Chow down on a cup of raw, white mushrooms, and it’ll cost you only 2 grams of carbs. High in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin D, mushrooms are good for your immune system and contain powerful anti-inflammatory substances.

Broccoli

One of nature’s superfoods, broccoli is a friendly low-carb vegetable. With only 6 grams of carbs in one cup, this popular green veggie is rich in vitamins C and K, fiber, folate, and potassium. A diet that includes broccoli will help reduce inflammation and protect against cancer.

Bell Peppers

A cup of chopped peppers will run you 9 grams of carbs. Whether you choose red, green, orange, or yellow, they’re all full of nutritious goodness. Rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins A and C, peppers are a smart choice for a low-carb, healthy diet.

Green Beans

Also known as string beans or snap beans, green beans are a part of the legume family but contain far fewer carbs than other legumes. Full of carotenoids, potassium, fiber, folate, iron, protein, zinc, and antioxidants, one cup of cooked green beans gives you 10 grams of carbs.

Asparagus

Another low-carb vegetable to enjoy is asparagus. One cup will run you only 8 grams of carbs, but the good news doesn’t end there. These funny-looking vegetables are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, fiber, and folate.

Zucchini

If you find yourself on a low-carb diet, feel free to eat as much zucchini as you want. A cup of sliced zucchini contains just 3 grams of carbs, and it’s high in vitamin C. So grab some zucchini and transform it into low-carb chips or pasta to increase the health of your diet without boosting your carb intake.

High-Carb Vegetables

Almost all vegetables are low in carbs. There are a few vegetables, however, that you may want to avoid or limit on a low-carb diet. Generally, the sweeter the vegetable tastes, the more glucose it contains and therefore the more carbs it has.

Root vegetables are higher in carbs than non-root vegetables. Squash, sweet potatoes, parsnips, yams, and potatoes are examples of root vegetables that are high in carbohydrates. A cup of butternut squash contains more than 21 grams of carbs, a russet potato contains nearly 40 grams of carbs, and a sweet potato close to 30.

While not technically vegetables but usually classified as such, corn and peas are also quite high in carbs. One cup of corn contains 27 grams and a cup of peas has 21 carbs. So if these are your go-to veggies, that will have to change if you go low-carb.

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