When you’re trying to limit carbohydrates or eat less sugar it can be difficult to navigate which are considered low-carb vegetables and which are not.
Vegetables are integral to a nutritious diet, offering an array of healthy compounds including vitamins and minerals. It is also important to eat a variety of vegetables to get as many nutrients and benefits as possible, even if you are limiting carbohydrates. To help you out we’ve put together a list of low-carb vegetables to ensure you reach whatever health goals you need while still eating the rainbow.
Top Low-Carb Vegetables
- Iceberg Lettuce
- White Mushrooms
- Bell Peppers
The general rule of thumb when it comes to understanding whether they are low-carb vegetables or not is looking at the water content, The higher the water content, the lower in carbs a vegetable is. Remember to always seek medical advise when deciding to cut out the majority of a macro-nutrient like carbohydrates. Your health deserves to take preference above anything else, ensure you know if your body can handle such changes.
Feel like all you can think of is salad? Don’t be despondent! There are so many ways to play with low-carb vegetables. Think of trying pickling, making kimchi, fragrant warm broths and ramen for dinner, turning your zucchini into noodles and your cauliflower into delicious mash!
Need more low-carb ideas that aren’t just low-carb vegetables? Try the following links:
- Easy Low-Carb Recipes for Families
- Vickie de Beer’s Low-Carb Pastry
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Joëlle Davidson is Woman and Home’s Editorial Assistant whose two cats are very pleased she is typing from home these days. When Joëlle isn’t typing or reading she can be found enjoying the beauty of Cape Town’s outdoors. Or just the beauty of her favourite wine bar.