Since we were young we were told eat all the veggies on our plate, otherwise, we won’t get any dessert. As we aged we realized that our parents didn’t hate us, they just wanted to make us healthy and happy.
Vegetables are a great source of healthy carbohydrates, which provide you fiber and many nutrients and vitamins. The main concern of the most people is that low carb diets or keto diets bring really low fiber intake in your body, so your digestion process will be slowed.In order to get all that good fiber in your body, you have to carefully choose the veggies you eat and, so you will have a decent fiber intake to help your body work properly.
My favorite rule to follow when choosing my veggies: “If it’s a leaf or it’s green eat it!”.
But are all the vegetables really good to eat on a low carb or keto diet? Are there some veggies with a higher carbohydrate level we should avoid? Yes, indeed they are.
Here is a list of Starchy Vegetables that you have to avoid:
- Sweet Potatoes
Always try to eat as many green leaves as possible, organic or not they still have most of the nutrients and antioxidants. So, do not be afraid to put them on your plate every time you have a meal. If you have them from organic sources, it’s awesome but if you don’t it’s great too. Just get those veggies on your healthy belly.
And here is the list of the low carb veggies that you can eat. If you want to find some veggies easier press “CTRL+F”, then type what you want to find.
|Vegetable||Serving Portion||Net Carbs|
|Alfa-alfa sprouts||½ cup||0|
|Olives, green||6 olives||.1|
|Arugula (raw)||1/2 cup||.4|
|Spinach (raw)||1/2 cup||.5|
|Radishes (raw)||4 medium radishes||.6|
|Lettuce (average,raw)||1 cup||1|
|Olives (black)||1 olive||.2|
|Celery (raw)||1 cup||3|
|Pickles -unsweetned</td>||1/2 cup||1.7|
|Cucumber||½ cup sliced||1.9|
|Pepper (red, raw)||½ cup||2.7|
|Pepper(green, raw)||½ cup||3.16|
|Pepper (yellow, raw)||50g||3.14|
|Zucchini (raw)||½ cup||1.9|
|Cabbage||½ cup chopped||2.5|
|Eggplant (raw)||½ cup||2.4|
|Brussels sprouts, raw||½ cup||3.9|
|Onion (Chopped)||1 tbsp chopped||0.9|
|Garlic (minced,raw)||2 tbs||1.85|
|Snap beans (green, raw)||100g||6.9|
|Okra (raw)||½ cup||3.7|
|Endive (raw)||½ cup||0.8|
|Portobello mushroom (cooked)||½ cup||2.6|
This is the list of the most commonly used vegetables that are low in carbs and great to eat on keto. If you want to find more about the nutrients or carbs content of some foods, search them on the database of this site.
How do you eat your veggies?